June Cup – “Women at the Helm” Series
Tuesday evenings, June 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2023. Race starts at 1800 Hours.
Women at the Helm June Cup series – New to Port Royal! We will be assuming the hosting of this summer twilight series from RBYC. This memorial regatta honors past RBYC Commodore, June Cuthbertson, who was a Columbia Challenger racer, mentor, Director, and race chair. June got involved in the sailing community several years after relocating to California. She was part of the old Palos Verdes Yacht Club which was more of a paper club providing access to regattas. In 1981, the Club changed its name to RBYC and a few years after that, it settled in a permanent location in King Harbor where it remained until the club disbanded. June also championed to get women involved in sailing. As such, a woman skipper must alone hold the helm on most legs of the course, during the start and finish, all tacks, gybes, mark roundings, and represent the boat in any protest. PRYC will host weekly award ceremonies following each race, along with the presentation of the perpetual trophies in the late fall. Come and join us for the fun!
We encourage online registration on RMS: HERE
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