Please select your home edition
Edition
Predictwind - Iridium TOP

PredictWind Girls Champs expands into a two-day regatta

by Yachting New Zealand 23 Feb 11:51 NZDT 23 February 2022
Starling - Predictwind Auckland Girls Championships - March 23, 2019 © Richard Gladwell

The PredictWind Girls Champs will look a bit different next month, with a move to a two-day regatta for the first time in more than 30 years, but it will still have that unique feel that makes it one of the most popular events on the calendar.

This year's regatta will take place at the Kohimarama Yacht Club on March 26-27 and organisers are confident they could eclipse the number of sailors they attracted in 2021.

"We had 150 sailors last year and it was a record," Kohimarama Yacht Club girls coordinator Bronwynne Hose said. "Who knows whether we will be able to beat that in a Covid year but that's certainly our ambition.

"For the first time in history we're running it as a two-day regatta. We want to attract female sailors from around the country, as well as more classes. Not many regattas are only one day so we think this will be more meaningful and will give it a true regatta feel."

The atmosphere is one of the most appealing aspects of the regatta and participants often talk about it being more relaxed and an easier environment to make friends.

It's also an opportunity for many younger sailors to interact with and learn from many of this country's best-known female sailors. Last year New Zealand SailGP Team members Liv Mackay and Erica Dawson, who also competed at the Tokyo Olympics, were on hand to offer advice and hand out prizes.

Howse said they were working with Yachting New Zealand on this year's lineup of guests.

"It's all about inspiration and pathways for females in sailing," she said. "The inspiration part also comes from seeing some of this country's emerging talent and sailing alongside them."

Registrations will open at the end of this week for all junior, youth and Olympic classes. You will be able to find more information on the Kohimarama Yacht Club website, including entry forms.

Related Articles

Free Atlantic crossing webinars - Part two
Digging deeper into how to use the equipment you will need out on the water Last week we kicked off two part webinar series covering everything you need to know for a successful Atlantic crossing. Posted on 17 Oct
Extreme Weather Warnings - Don't get caught out!
Users are able to see warnings throughout the PredictWind ecosystem When doing a quick check on the weather forecast, it is easy to miss the indicators which can often signal extreme weather, even when the averaged forecasted conditions are benign. Posted on 23 Sep
The “Game Changer” for Weather Routing
Automatic Wave Routing PredictWind's newest feature - Automatic Wave Routing allows users to see highly detailed wave data and how their vessel will perform in all wave conditions, along their route. Posted on 19 Aug
AIS Vessel Positions data on PredictWind
PredictWind has developed is the ability to download AIS data via satellite connection AIS is a system where boats that have an AIS transponder installed can automatically broadcast their vessel identity, real-time position, course, and speed, using VHF frequencies. Posted on 27 Jun
PredictWind departure planning
With advanced weather technology, there is no reason to get caught out in unfavorable weather With advanced weather technology, there is no reason to get caught out in unfavorable weather conditions. PredictWind introduced the first online Departure Planning tool over a decade ago and now with new updates Posted on 30 May
PredictWind departure planning
Double the forecasting power With advanced weather technology, there is no reason to get caught out in unfavorable weather conditions. PredictWind introduced the first online Departure Planning tool over a decade ago and now with new updates Posted on 28 May
New 10 Day Forecast on PredictWind App
Forecast accuracy beyond seven days is challenging for any model We are excited to release long range forecasts for all users on the PredictWind App. The 7-day forecasts are now extended out to 10 days, using the ECMWF, SPIRE and GFS models. Posted on 11 Apr
Predictwind announce new GPS Tracker -Datahub
DataHub allows - all data on board your vessel can be logged and transmitted DataHub by PredictWind has just been anounced. This small but powerful GPS Tracker is custom designed from the ground up, with extra features to make your coastal or offshore tracking, data, and communications easier than ever. Posted on 28 Mar
Weather routing now with Depth Avoidance
This massive set of data resides on the PredictWind servers In a world first for weather routing, the PredictWind Weather Router now uses Depth Avoidance, rather than traditional land avoidance. In order to achieve this, PredictWind acquired 2m/5m/10m/20m/30m depth contours for the entire world. Posted on 20 Nov 2021
Predictwind - Iridium BOTTOMPredictWind.com 2014 BOTTOM