Women on Water 2023
Are you a woman looking to get into sailing or already taking part?
Fancy getting on the water in a friendly safe environment with likeminded women and a female instructor?
This is for you!
QMSC is looking to take women's sailing forward in 2023 and drive an increase in women's membership. With less than 20% of current members at QMSC being women, this is an important goal the RYA share with us. While programmes for women exist higher up the ability level such as the Magenta Project. QMSC is looking to increase the number of women learning how to sail and sticking with the sport.
Women's Courses & Training
All Courses are bookable at the bottom of the page.
Women's Keelboating Day
With three successful days running to success with up to 27 women attending each one in 2022, they are back for 2023! All abilities are welcome and it's a chance to try out keelboating for those new too it or build on your skills. A great day to be a part of and feel free to invite female friends or family. Read the RYA report from our first day for an idea of what to expect. Book at the bottom of the page.
RYA Keelboat Level 1 for Women
Get out on the water for the first time working towards your RYA Level 1. Learn with 4 like-minded women and a female instructor (where possible). Grasp the basics of sailing a boat on your own. Runs over a full weekend.
RYA Keelboat Level 2 for Women
Build on your RYA Level 1 skills by working towards RYA Level 2. Learn to complete manoeuvres efficiently and increase your confidence to sail independently. Run with a women only group with a female instructor (where possible). Runs over a full weekend.
Women's Keelboat Racing Day!
Get out on the water for a day of race training with like minded women. The morning will be spent on race training exercises with an afternoon race series to get competitive.A great opportunity to develop as a women's racing team.
Access to Women's kit
QMSC is aiming to improve the access to women's kit, by introducing the following:
- Women's wetsuit section
- Women's salopettes in many sizes.
- Good spray tops available to cover your wetsuit.
Women's Christmas Keelboating
After our very successful Women's Keelboating Day, here's the opportunity to touch base at Christmas time with us all. A half day of keel boating to celebrate the festive season - christmas hats compulsory! A great day open to all abilities for women supported by female instructors. We hope to see you all soon!
Women's RS21 Keelboating Day
Come along and get sailing in an RS21 with like-minded women. This course is suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced. After two years of successful days, our last for 2023 is on the 4th November. Get involved now and feel free to invite your female friends or family! Supported by female instructors.
Women's RYA Keelboat Level 1
Get out on the water for the first time working towards your RYA Level 1. Learn with 4 like-minded women and a female instructor (where possible) in an RS21. Grasp the basics of sailing a boat on your own. Runs over a full weekend and no experience needed.
Women's RYA Keelboat Level 2
Build on your RYA Level 1 skills by working towards RYA Level 2. Learn to complete manoeuvres efficiently and increase your confidence to sail independently. Runs with a women only group with a female instructor. Runs over a full weekend. 40% discount for KB members.
Women's Keelboat Racing
Come and get our racing in our six RS21's with a group of like minded women. Aimed at women with a minimum of RYA Keelboat L2 or experienced dinghy racers. The morning will consist of race training exercises with a race series in the afternoon. Prizes to be awarded!