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Stars of AFLW, Netball and more set sail with SheSails

Stars of AFLW, Netball and more set sail with SheSails

by Australian Sailing 2 Dec 03:08 PST

Group gathered at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron © Australian Sailing

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To celebrate the start out of summer Australian Sailing prolonged a particular invitation to the crew from Perform Like a Female to a SheSails ‘Discover Sailing’ encounter.&#13

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The contact was answered with 5 powerhouse females from diverse sporting backgrounds leaping on the present to knowledge sailing for the pretty 1st time.&#13

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The team pictured earlier mentioned consisted of (left to correct):&#13

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  • Gemma Keough – sporting all-rounder now associated in Bodyfit, Zumba, Pilates&#13
  • Holly Bailey -VFLW Player, Netballer and Founder of Enjoy like a Girl&#13
  • Taryne Fletcher – Boxer, singer and owner of apparel clothing brand&#13
  • Alysha Isaacs – has played in basketball and football, now finding out athletics media&#13
  • Sharni Norder (née Layton) – Australian Diamonds Netball and Collingwood AFLW Participant&#13

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Play Like a Lady founder Holly described “we want to get more women associated in the sport or at the very least give them an expertise of what it’s like. And we set that out to our members and a bunch of ladies jumped at it. So these days we are here with a bunch of diverse athletes from a range of athletics to test sailing for the initially time. So, I am truly excited”.&#13

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Melbourne turned on fantastic weather conditions as the team collected at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron in St Kilda all set to learn the ropes and explore the enjoyment, exercise and independence sailing has to offer.&#13

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Following a basic safety briefing and some principle, the team was ready to enterprise out and learn on drinking water placing sail in attractive Port Phillip Bay.&#13

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Sharni shared “I am definitely enthusiastic to try sailing. Of course, there’s the hazards of falling in the h2o and not wanting to get too wet, which could or may not come about. But I just enjoy new ordeals and new sports. How normally do you get to appear to St Kilda, get out in a boat or even just get out in the bay, study a little something new and you get to mix with other men and women”.&#13

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Doing work as a staff they uncovered their toes and quickly set up the roles of the crew and how to perform and change the sail to the wind disorders. After an intensive hour and in genuine SheSails spirit Holly, Sharni, Taryn, Alysha and Gemma ended up all keen to set their new competencies to the take a look at taking portion in the community Twilight Sailing race.&#13

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The winds and waves ongoing to build and challenge the very first-time sailors but not adequate to wipe the smiles off their faces and halt the exciting and singing that could be listened to and appreciated by all passing vessels.&#13

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As the sun established the crew returned to shore to delight in the hospitality again at the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron who experienced some nicely-deserved scorching chips ready for the hungry Enjoy Like a Lady sailors.&#13

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Back at the club Taryne offered insights into her first taste of sailing “My very first practical experience was incredible. It was almost nothing like I anticipated. It was so a lot extra, which was fantastic. Seriously fantastic to be with the girls out on the water. I undoubtedly would recommend this encounter to other folks. It place me out of my comfort zone. I was super nervous that I’d get seasick nevertheless I was that chaotic with hands on do the job in pulling ropes and whatnot, putting sails up I didn’t even assume about it. So yeah, I am genuinely happy that I did it”.&#13

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Like the Perform Like a Lady crew, make this summer time the one particular to Find out what Sailing has to provide! It is a terrific social sport with no expertise vital and possibilities for all ages and skills. Uncover out much more about Find out Sailing programs and ordeals listed here or to find your community sailing club make sure you visit right here.&#13

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SheSails is Australian Sailing’s woman participation brand built to persuade females of all ages and qualities to appreciate sailing as a result of organised routines at their regional club.&#13
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