LOS ANGELES — Ladies, mark your calendars. California Yacht Club (CYC) in Marina del Rey will feature a lecture by Allie Blecher, a highly celebrated nautical racer. The talk will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 3.
Though The Log is certainly not gender-biased, this event takes into consideration the women who are achieving leaps and bounds in the sailing world. Blecher, who is also a mentor and coach, has spent much of her career encouraging women to take part in sailing events and climb competitive sailing ranks of her own. Blecher currently serves on the California International Sailing Association and also participates in The Magenta Project, an organization that strengthens women from all culturally diverse backgrounds to learn sailing as a sport.
In a statement released by CYC, it stated: “What started out as an ambition to be competitive at the highest level, resulted in providing inspiration to an enormous base of fans and female sailors across the globe. To continue the legacy, The Magenta Project was formed, a collective of passionate, committed female athletes showcasing sailing as one of the few sports where women can compete directly against men on a level playing field.”
In addition, Blecher recently in 2017 won the prestigious SCYA Peggy Slater Memorial Trophy, which recognizes female sailors for their contribution to enhancing women’s participation in sailing.
Blecher will certainly speak on these accomplishments as well as the sailing opportunities for women.
The presentation will be held at 7:30 p.m. There is no charge for this event and it is open to anyone (men and women) who have a curiosity about yachting.
Reservations are requested; spots can be held by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; call 310-823-4567 if you have any questions.
CYC is located at 4469 Admiralty Way in Marina del Rey.
View themagentaproject.org to learn more about The Magenta Project. To learn more about California Yacht Club, visit the website at calyachtclub.com.