WOW-WAH: A regatta for women in Marina del Rey, Sept. 23-24

MARINA DEL REY ― Women can enjoy two days of competitive sailing as summer comes to an end and autumn begins. The Women on the Water, Women at the Helm (WOW-WAH) races are scheduled for Sept. 23 and 24 in Marina del Rey.

The regatta provides three options to race. The WOW category is for all women crews to participate in a buoy race. The WAH group is for co-ed crews with a woman at the helm competing in a buoy race. A cruising class with random leg courses allows for both WOW and WAH crews.

“The regatta is open to one-design keelboats, boats with a PHRF rating less than 198, and Cruising Class boats,” the Notice of Race states. “Skippers must be women who are members of a yacht club or organization affiliated with US Sailing.”

The regatta sponsors include Association of Santa Monica Bay Yacht Clubs, Women’s Sailing Association of Santa Monica Bay, South Bay Yacht Racing Club, Pacific Mariners YC, California YC, Del Rey YC and Santa Monica Windjammers YC.

An awards ceremony will be held at Santa Monica Windjammers’ Yacht Club after the final race on Sunday. The location is 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey.

Registration for the race is $45.More information is available by contacting or visiting

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