success of the first-ever Women on Water Festival at Strangford Lough Yacht
Club in 2019, RYANI has announced that the next festival will take place in the
Co-Ordinator Lisa McCaffrey explains: “We were delighted with the success of
last year’s Women on Water Festival and are looking forward to another great
weekend in Summer 2020.
“We hope to run
the festival in June, which will allow participants to continue boating at
their local club throughout the summer. This will also provide an opportunity
for clubs to gain new members.”
Lisa adds: “The
Women on Water programme, which was launched in 2016, is a fantastic programme
to get more females out on the water trying different water based activities.
brought females from all experiences, from first timers to lifelong participants
and allowed them to try out five different activities including Dinghy sailing,
yachting, powerboating, stand up paddleboarding. There were also informative
workshops which allowed the participants to gain more knowledge about our sport
and Northern Ireland’s waters.”
Some of the
feedback from the event included:
“Thank you for
such a brilliant day yesterday at WOW Festival. I thoroughly enjoyed every
single moment of it and would do it 1000x over again.”
continue supporting women in sailing.
This has changed my life.”
RYANI is now
asking clubs that are interested in hosting the 2020 WOW festival to complete an
expression of interest application form - https://www.cognitoforms.com/RYANI/womenonwaterfestival
This is a great
opportunity for clubs who would like to promote their club, run more local
events, and aiming to increase more female members.
form should be completed by Friday 28 February 2020.
information please contact Lisa.firstname.lastname@example.org or