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6 June 2021

Thirty years ago two female sailors from Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron (RMYS) were inspired to create a women’s only regatta after attending the New Zealand Women's regatta. Their goal was to encourage women to get involved in the sport of sailing. This goal is still very much at the heart of the Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta held annually at RMYS.

In 2019 the regatta attracted 40 boats and just under 300 competitors from around Australia and overseas making it the largest women-only keelboat regatta in the world. Non-local competitors generally borrow local boats unless they are close by (i.e. within 200nm). For the 2020 30th anniversary the target was even bigger with plans for 50-60 boats and 400+ competitors, but thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic the event was cancelled, and so was born the "29.5th AWKR" hosted by Sailonline (SOL)!

The entries were flowing in strongly for the 2021 30th anniversary but just two weeks before the event Melbourne was plunged in to a 7 day snap lockdown and it was decided that the event should be POSTPONED until later in the year. Again, Sailonline are delighted to have been again asked by RMYS, to offer Australia's women and all-comers, the opportunity to compete in an online one-day version of the event, helping to promote women in sailing further. So this year the "29.9th AWKR" is being hosted by SOL on June 12th which would have been the opening day of the regatta.

Sailonline's race will open for pre-race practice shortly and it is all free to participate.

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