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Celebrating 30 years of women's sailing in Western Australia

by Swan River Sailing 8 Nov 2021 02:34 PST 7 November 2021
Womens State Keelboat Championships © Swan River Sailing

The *Special Edition* 30th Anniversary Regatta for the Womens State Keelboat Championships was held on Sunday, 7th November, hosted by Fremantle Sailing Club.

A fantastic morning of close racing and ever-changing conditions off the coast of Fremantle in South Beach saw the state's female keelboat sailors battle it out on the fleet of Foundation-36s to find the winner of the 30th edition of the historic Womens State Keelboat Championships.

2019's winner, Lucy Alderson, took it up a notch as the racing proceeded - finishing up with 4 out of 5 race wins. Rounding out her crew of female Freshy sailors were Ishbel Laing, Rosie Rowell, Sophie Townes, Kate Holling, Lee Evelegh, and none other than seven time Womens State Keelboat Champion, Adele Jackson, resulting in an unbeatable combo sailing out on Freo Waters.

The Fremantle Sailing Club Ratbags, helmed by another seven time Womens State Keelboat Champion, Nickie Jones, pulled through in second place with Jen Richardson and the Royal Perth Yacht Club crew just pipping the other Freo team, the Rascals, for third place.

Thank you to all involved in past editions, as well as today's edition of the event! Bring on another thirty years of superb female competition!

Overall Results:

1st - Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club // Akamai Racing team - Lucy Alderson
2nd - Fremantle Sailing Club // Ratbags - Nickie Jones
3rd - Royal Perth Yacht Club // White - Jen Richardson
4th - Fremantle Sailing Club // Rascals - Shelley White
5th - South of Perth Yacht Club - Mara Lowry
6th - Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club // Marlee Racing - Sandy Anderson
7th - East Fremantle Yacht Club - Sarah Lightfoot
8th - Royal Perth Yacht Club // Red - Annette Koenders

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