Please select your home edition
Edition
Vaikobi 2019AUG - Leaderboard 3

Entries now open for Dubarry Women's Open Keelboat Championship 2020

by The WOKC Team 10 Mar 04:40 PDT 13-14 June 2020
Dubarry Women's Open Keelboat Championship © Bertrand Malas

In celebration of International Women's Day, WOKC would like to announce the opening of entries for the 12th edition of the Women's Open Keelboat Championship.

WOKC is proud to offer an opportunity for those who would not usually get involved and those who want to step up or across into different positions, while still offering a tantalising level of world-class competition.

This year the event will be hosted on the 13th/14th June from the beautiful location of the Royal Southern Yacht Club, where we are able to host all parts of the event without compromise or losing the excellent sailing conditions offered by the Central Solent.

We are very grateful for all of the support Hamble River Sailing Club have given us over the years; it has allowed us to grow and develop into the brilliant event we have become, and so we are equal parts sad and excited to be making this move.

Emily Robertson, the Royal Southern Sailing Secretary said, "We are excited to be the new home of the Dubarry Women's Open Keelboat Championship 2020, entry for which is now open, so we can do our part in ensuring that the future is bright and full of opportunities across the sport for women everywhere."

The WOKC team is delighted that Dubarry has agreed to return as title sponsor, having been a generous supporter of the championships since their inception in 2008 and having been the title sponsor for the last 8 events. Participants in the Dubarry Women's Open Keelboat Championships will have the opportunity to win much admired Dubarry items, which will be available as prizes for class winners and in the overall Championship.

"We are very excited for WOKC 2020, we have a few changes this year including our move to the Royal Southern but are very pleased with Dubarry's continuing support. After the great success of the RS21 class in the 2019 edition we are also opening entries for a sportsboat class and hope that this will allow even more women to get involved!" said Tor Tomlinson of the WOKC organising committee.

The inclusion of the sportsboat class will allow boats such as J70's, J80's and SB20 enter and race under the Royal Southern's handicap's rather than having to get an IRC certificate. The WOKC team hope that this will bring even more participation and appeal to even more sailors!

Entries open on Sunday 8th March - International Women's Day - on the WOKC website, womensopenkeelboatchampionships.co.uk.

Related Articles

Finishing first is in the detail
When it comes to the foiling 69F with speeds of over 33 knots When you can foil in 7 knots true wind you know you are in for the ride of your life. Six identical boats, 6.9m in length, three crew and with speeds of over 33 knots: it's going to be fast. Posted today at 3:00 pm
INEOS Team UK's Lead Systems Engineer Andy McLean
Andrew 'Animal' McLean is both a highly experienced inshore and offshore racer Andrew 'Animal' McLean is both a highly experienced inshore and offshore racer as well as a qualified mechanical engineer. He has a vast amount of experience, having competed for four America's Cups and in two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR). Posted today at 1:42 pm
Doublehanded Offshore event less than a week away
Oakcliff Board President will be inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame The Oakcliff team has been hard at work preparing our fleet of six Melges 24s for the Doublehanded Offshore Race next week. The offshore trainees, led by Fleet Manager Cat Chimney, are full steam ahead "offshore-izing" the Melges. Posted today at 1:34 pm
Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update
Ruyant sneaks ahead to be first at the IOC-UNESCO Waypoint Thomas Ruyant regained the lead of the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race at exactly the right moment today as he became the first skipper to round the turning mark off the southwest corner of Iceland. Posted today at 11:13 am
Doyle Sails News - July/August 2020 Review
Doyle Sails - We're all about sailing, innovation and people Doyle Sails International's new extension to our state of the art Stratis facility in Auckland, New Zealand is now operational. Read about Sea Eagle - an 81m, state of the art three-masted sensation powered by Doyle Sails. Posted today at 10:53 am
Vendée Globe skippers: Yannick Bestaven
Renowned for pioneering and building hydrogenerators used throughot the IMOCA fleet Winning both legs of the Mini Transat and the race overall was the catalyst for Yannick Bestaven to really underline his potential as a sailor. He is renowned for pioneering and building hydrogenerators used throughot the IMOCA fleet. Posted today at 9:57 am
Spirit of Bermuda Charity Rally day 1 & 2
Facing light headwinds having punched through the Gulf Stream After 24 hours of racing from two starting lines off the coasts of Newport and Norfolk, the four teams entered in the Spirit of Bermuda Charity Rally have made solid progress towards their common finish line in St George's. Posted today at 5:54 am
Relive AC34 in San Francisco! Race 16 full replay
Five wins in a row for ORACLE TEAM USA Turning into the greatest comeback in sporting history... Eight wins apiece, but Emirates Team New Zealand 8-6 lead on the scoreboard due to the ORACLE TEAM USA 2 race penalty. Posted today at 5:13 am
Chris Clark on the 2020 Bayview Mackinac Race
An interview with Chris Clark on the 2020 Bayview Mackinac Race I checked in with Chris Clark, race chairman of the 2020 Bayview Mackinac Race, via email, to learn more about this exciting freshwater distance race. Posted on 8 Jul
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award discloses jury
The photo competition to find the photograph of the century The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image (of the Century) photo competition is pleased to announce the composition of its International Jury 2020. Posted on 8 Jul
RS Sailing 2020 - Summer Offer - FOOTERZhik 2020 AnneMarieRindom FOOTERCyclops Marine 2020 - FOOTER