The 2016 Okanagan Women’s Regatta is July 15 – 17, 2016 at the West Kelowna Yacht CLub
Updates and schedules will be posted on the 2016 Okanagan Women’s Regatta Page
Women’s sailboat racing was launched in the Okanagan in 2007 when the Kelowna Yacht Club hosted the Women’s National Keelboat Championship. Teams were formed with ladies from throughout the Okanagan Valley who practiced all year under the guidance of many male sailors out of the Penticton, Summerland, West Kelowna, Kelowna and Vernon Yacht Clubs.
All this practice paid off and in 2015, the Kelowa Yacht Club was again selected to be the location for the Re/Max 2015 Women’s Keelboat Championships held October 1st – 4th, 2015. The Championship event drew top level sailors from across the country with one international team “Nantucket” coming all the way from the Great Harbor Yacht Club (MA,USA).
Each year since, the Kelowna Yacht Club has hosted a 2 to 3-month training and race series which includes sailors and coaches from throughout the Okanagan Valley. The Vernon Yacht Club has also hosted a Women’s Racing Series for several years sine 2007. Anually, at the end of the Women’s Racing Series, one of the Yacht Clubs in the Valley has hosted the Okanagan Women’s Regatta:
2008 – Vernon Yacht Club
2009 – Westbank Yacht Club
2010 – Penticton Yacht Club
2011 – Vernon Yacht Club
2012 – Summerland Yacht Club
2013 – West Kelowna Yacht Club established as permanent home for Regatta
2014 – Continued growing at WKYC and a regatta theme was created
2015 – West Kelowna Yacht Club”s Red Regatta
2016 – Theme to be Announced
Online registration for the 2016 OWS Regatta is live: OWR Online Registration Form