OUYC’s ladies train with the mixed team but also enter separate events. Our ladies training days focuse on fun and building self-confidence, as well as being competitive! With this in mind, we are proud supporters of the This Girl Can campaign, which we think reflects the importance of girls being involved in sport and enjoying it.
Anyone interesting in joining the Ladies squad or finding out more can get in touch with either our ladies captain, Rowena (firstname.lastname@example.org) or our dinghy rear commodore, Meli (email@example.com)
Photo credits (left to right): Nigel Vick, Lorimer MacAndrew, Nigel Vick, Nigel Vick
Our first Ladies team was the BUSA winners 2017. Perhaps more importantly the depth of our squad was reflected by the fact that we were able to put out two ladies teams and also change the Varsity Match rules to have three boat team racing instead of two boat. This increase in numbers reflects the active effort OUYC make to include girls in the squad, recognising that in team racing girls have just as much to offer as boys. Sailing has historically been a male dominated sport but taking inspiration from female sailors such as the SCA team we hope to challenge this stereotype.
Our Ladies first team at Cam Cup Our Ladies Varsity team 2017
(photo credits: Anthony Butler)
THIS GIRL CAN is a national campaign designed to encourage more women and girls to get active. The campaign is funded by Sport England and the National Lottery.