Women At The Helm: A Weekend Of Sailing, Adventure And Wine

As the Spring sunshine settles in, a group of women will gather in the Marlborough Sounds for a weekend of sailing, adventure, and best of all Sauvignon Blanc.

The inaugural Mud House Women’s Helm Regatta is taking place on Saturday Sept 30 and Sunday October 1. It’ll be held in the heart of the stunning Marlborough Sounds at the Waikawa Boating Club. A group of women will set sail across the waters of the Queen Charlotte Sound and in the evening be able to share a few bottles of 2017 Mud House Sub Region Series Rupaura Sauvignon Blanc.

The weekend will be a chance to celebrate women in sailing and will cater to all levels of sailing abilities. Mud House Brand Manager Chrissy Powlesland can’t wait for the regatta weekend.

“Mud House is delighted to be involved in encouraging women to give sailing a go. As the only event of its kind in New Zealand, it’s an accessible entry into sailing. It’s also a great excuse for a girls’ weekend in beautiful Marllborough.”

What the weekend will contain:

The format for the two day regatta is kept simple – It starts with a beach barbeque on Saturday. After this there’s a social sailing race back to the club where there will be a wine tasting of the Mud House Sub Region Series Range. This will be followed by dinner with guest speaker Dave Greenburg who will talk about his new book ‘Emergency Response – Life, death and helicopters’. Dave has worked for many years with the Wellington Westpac rescue helicopter his book is based on his life an experiences in the air.

The Sunday morning begins with the Club’s opening day brunch and celebrations. Then it’s back on the water for some serious racing. Followed by prize giving and a farewell ceremony.

Women from all around New Zealand are invited to attend this event. There’s plenty of accommodation in and around Waikawa and the club can help out with this.

To register for the event contact the Waikawa Boating Club on (03) 573 6798 or by email at office@waikawaboatingclub.co.nz.