Highlights from Women Who Sail Australia’s 2nd annual ‘Gathering on The Bay’

Jessica Watson
Posted April 5 2017

Women Who Sail Australia’s second annual Gathering on The Bay has exceeded the high standards set the previous year. With two days of seminars, a lineup of inspiring speakers, 120 attendees, social events and even a morning yoga session the gathering offered members of the thriving online Women Who Sail Australia community to catch up offline.

While the entire gathering was jam packed with conversation, inspiring stories and learning here’s a few of the highlights;

Cruising legend Lin Pardey kicked off the first session by providing invaluable tips on handling storms at sea.

Well-known safety expert Genevieve White provided a fascinating history of women on boats before sharing advice on personal safety at sea.

Melanie Piddocke shared her impressive plans to sail against the winds, west-about around the world in 2018.

Travel writer Jackie Parry stressed that the key to happiness and contentment on the water is having a boat you trust.

International sailor Kristi Foster encouraged the room to ‘truly live, not just exist’.

Karen Oberg made everyone’s mouths water while sharing her tips for healthy, fresh provisioning for passages, and stressed the importance of packing a mountain of toilet paper!

Kerry Tait also shared dozens of providing tips and advised that an Indian grocer is a treasure trove of great dried products.

Claire Heenan shared seriously envy-inducing pictures from adventures sailing in the med.

And among other fantastic stories deck hardware, flairs, diesel engines and international arrivals and departures where will also covered.

Deckee was again thrilled to co-host the Gathering which raised over $7,900 for marine charities.

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