OptiChicks: Letting Girls Be Girls:
Along with the New South Wales International Optimist Dinghy Association, an Australian initiative has been working on the OptiChicks concept, which has grown from 8 participants in November 2014 to 43 most recently on Valentine’s Day weekend.
OptiChicks was born of a growing realization that the things that girls enjoy in their early years of Optimist sailing (and probably in all their years of sailing) are occasionally different to those of young boys. Indeed girls probably need time and space in developing their love of sailing and their skills in an environment where there are less boys.
Tapping a vein on enthusiasm for young female Opti sailors to have some time away…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – OptiChicks: Letting Girls Be Girls, Editor
Highlight Video: JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship 2016:
The 2016 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on February 13-21 is the 77th anniversary of the world’s greatest 18 Footer event, held annually on Sydney Harbour and providing spectators (both on the water and along the harbour foreshores) with the world’s most spectacular racing. Hartas Productions has produced the highlight wrap-up video. Published on Feb 23, 2016.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Highlight Video: JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship 2016, Editor