BLiSS Regatta 2018
Welcome to BLiSS 2018!
Royal Brighton Yacht Club and the BLiSS Committee are looking forward to an even bigger and better event for our tenth edition and encourage you all to get on board.
BLiSS will offer one training day and two regatta days, with additional training opportunities available through the RBYC Discover Sailing Centre.
For the regatta, In addition to divisional trophies, Class Trophies will be awarded for those one design classes bringing five or more boats to compete. A perfect opportunity for your Association to run their own Lady Skippers Series within our event.
The perpetual Teams Trophy will again be awarded to the visiting club which demonstrates the highest level of support for their female sailors, based on combined attendances for training and regatta activities.
The Sunday Race of the regatta will provide the fifth and final race of the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series and for the RBYC female helms, the Associates Cup.
Come and join us.
About BLiSS 2018
The Regatta racing will provide keelboat sailors with the option of Racing (AMS, IRC and PHD scoring) or have a more leisurely sail in the Non-spinnaker division.
Sailing on Saturday 28th April consists of 3 windard/leeward races that provide plenty of opportunity to practice and refine your skills and crew work.
The BLiSS long race, held on Sunday 29th April, is also scored for the RBYC Associates Cup (awarded to RBYC boats only) and Race 5 of the 2018 Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series.
So women and girls, don’t miss out – come and reap the rewards of participation in all the BLiSS activities. This includes the BLiSS presentation luncheon that follows the Sunday race.
How to get involved in BLiSS
For ladies and girls who wish to participate in the pre-race BLiSS training on March 25, please register here. Places are limited so register NOW.
BLiSS is always looking for Boat owners. Your generosity in supporting our keen female sailors is pivotal to the success of our regatta. This year we’re encouraging boat owners who have regular female crew members to consider giving them the opportunity to helm the boat. Is there someone who turns up every week, is a valued member of the crew who deserves the chance to step up with your assistance? Please email [email protected] if you need assistance or advice about contacting a suitable female skipper.
Not interested in racing but keen to be part of the regatta? We are looking for volunteers for race management, registration, hosting visitors from other clubs and assisting at the luncheon presentation. Email [email protected] for more information.
For ladies and girls who wish to be involved in BLiSS 2018 but are not sure how (eg do not have a boat to helm or crew, can only attend training/or Regatta), please contact [email protected] with your inquiry and someone from the BLiSS team will be in contact with you.
BLiSS 2018 pre-race training and regatta
|Day & Date||Time||Event||Place|
|Sun 25 Mar||0900-1800||BLiSS Training Day||RBYC|
If you are looking to participate in the training as crew, but haven’t already got a boat to go on, come along to the training and you will be placed on a boat for the day. If you looking for a boat to helm during the on-water training then also let us know.
If you can take additional crew on the training day or regatta days then please email [email protected]
RBYC’s Women’s pathway training
If you enjoy these sessions, then you should sign up for one of our RBYC training courses and Discover Sailing days. Please contact Francesco at [email protected] for more information and signing up.
Online Entry, Regatta Fees and Prizes
To enter your boat in BLiSS Regatta 2018, please click here.
Regatta Entry Fee
|Entry Fee||Age Group||Keelboat/
|Entry requirements for helm|
(Sat & Sun)
(Sat & Sun)
|Youth||$30||Female helm under 19 years at the 29 April|
|RBYC Associates Cup||All||Free to RBYC members||RBYC female member helming keelboat on RBYC register|
|PPWCS Race 5||All||$ 25 for non-members (free for those already entered in BLiSS regatta)||Female helm|
Entries close – 1700hrs Friday 27 April 2018. Late entries – may be accepted with $20 surcharge.
BLiSS Perpetual Trophy will be awarded to the winner in each division on Performance Handicap
BLiSS Best Performing All Female Crew in any division.
Best Performing Youth Helm for the BLiSS Regatta in any division.
Class Trophies will be awarded to the first boat with five or more boats in the class.
BLiSS Teams Trophy will be awarded to the visiting club with the highest level of participation in
all activities, including training and racing.
Sunday Presentation Luncheon
The BLiSS 2018 Regatta will finish with a celebration and presentation casual luncheon on Sunday 29 April directly after the day’s racing. The luncheon will commence between 1.00 and 2.00pm.
$25.00 per person.
When making your booking, please tell us any dietary requirements for yourself and your crew.
Please book by COB Thursday 26th April. Book Here.
RBYC Club Contact – Dom Jackson, 9592 3092, [email protected] For further information about the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series, including series results, go to the PPWCS webpage or Follow the BLiSS Regatta on Facebook
Thanks to all our generous sponsors for their support for our female sailors and please support them in return.
BLiSS 2018 Articles and Reports
To view the 2017 BLiSS regatta activities video, captured by Frank DiSilvestro, click here.
BLiSS 2017 Photos by Steb Fisher
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2017 Results – Click Here