The Club was bustling Friday 8 March morning for International Women’s Day 2019, a day of inspiration and celebration which started with the Women in Sailing Breakfast.
Over 120 women, men, girls and boys were treated today at our International Women’s Day Women in Sailing Breakfast, enjoying a wonderful continental spread while listening to some of the most inspirational women in our sport.
A panel consisting of 27-time Sydney Hobart competitor (women’s record!) Adrienne Cahalan, World Champion and Olympic Silver Medallist Lisa Darmanin and 2017 Ocean Rookie of the Year and 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race IRC Division 3 Winner Zoe Taylor were joined by MC Jess Ridley in sharing their stories of challenge and achievement throughout their sporting, professional and family lives.
Members and guests were also graced with the attendance of The Honourable Gabrielle Upton MP who brought with her a very fitting surprise. Speaking after Rear Commodore Janey Treleaven’s welcome, the Member for Vaucluse presented Rear Commodore Treleaven with the 2019 Vaucluse Woman of the Year Award for her tireless efforts in the sport of sailing, the wider community and balancing this with her professional career. Click here for more about Janey’s achievement.
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia would like to wish all of our Members and wider sailing community a Happy International Women’s Day, it is great to see so many inspiring women achieving great things in our sport and throughout their day to day lives.