One for the ladies.
The Bitchen Chicks Yacht Club came into being in 1997 when a group of female racing pals decided to form their own “club”…one more focused of frivolity and fun than the standard male dominated Yacht Clubs. The girls became well known for their antics on and off the water and their irreverent albeit humorous slant to yacht racing.
They did win some races and and worked hard at yacht racing, earning the respect of other local sailors. Eventually they drew other women and girls to the sport locally and organized seminars by well known sailors in the areas of boat handling, racing rules, tactics as well as on the water stuff. We found that learning the ins and outs of sailing/racing can be a lot more empowering when you can learn from someone besides the dude you are sleeping with. We just want more women to sail and dig it.