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WOBs (Women On Boats)

Who can participate?

Women who enjoy boating and would like to learn new skills and meet other like-minded women. You don't need to own a boat!

Kate Aloft

What Topics are covered?

  • Basic Navigation
  • Knots
  • Running lights on boats and what they mean     
  • Diesel engines
  • Sailing theory
  • Using Radios and electronic equipment
  • And much, much more.

When and where are the meetings held?


The second Tuesday of the month, 5.30 to 7 pm at the Derwent Sailing Squadron clubrooms in Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay. You don’t need to book in – just turn up.

Are any of the sessions held on a boat?

Yes, we try to have at least one weekend a year away on the water (usually to Barnes Bay), depending on the availability of boats.

Do you need to be a member of the CYCT or DSS to join Women on Boats?

The program is free for all CYCT women members but in the interests of promoting boating skills and confidence in women, we welcome all. If you are not already a member, come and join us for two months for free. If you decide that you would like to continue to participate, join the Club and discover the added bonuses we offer all our members.

Is there any time to socialise?

There is always the opportunity to stay on after the meeting for a meal with other WoBs.

Who do I contact to find out more about the program?

Wendy Le Cornu< wlec@bigpond.com >, Jo Topp< jo.topp@bigpond.net.au >or the Membership Officer.


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