Women’s Sailing

“Women, Wind & Wine”

HYC Women’s Sailing provides an opportunity for women to sail in a fun, safe and supportive environment. The mission of HYC Women’s Sailing is to grow new women sailors of Hampton Yacht Club.  Throughout the year, Women’s Sailing raise funds to direct toward the maintenance and improvement of the Club’s Sonar Fleet. HYC offers Women’s Race Series, Women’s Regatta and Women’s Learn to Sail classes.

“Women, Wind, Wine”: “Women”- We the women of HYC. “Wind” – The wind is always changing, and so are we. “Wine” – Our chosen symbol of camaraderie, it also means “No Wine ‘Til the Finish Line”. We are serious about supporting women learning to sail and the sport of sailing.

Women’s Friday Night Races

We welcome you to come join amazing sailors in the race series of a lifetime. This race series allows any type of sailor, from beginner to expert, to participate on the HYC’s Sonars. Informal Races are held on Fridays starting at 5:30pm between the months of May and September. Women’s sailing is included in the HYC Adult Program membership of $15/month unlimited use of the Sonars.

Each new woman sailor gets an engraved wine glass and has access to buying the official HYC Women’s Sailing hats, shirts, and more. After each race, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place skippers and crew receive wine charms (based on what place they finished in) to add to their personal wine glass.

If you have any questions, comments, or want to sign up, please contact sailingdirector@hamptonyc.com

The 2021 Summer Race Schedule

Friday, Report time5:30pm (meet by boats)
Quick Skippers Meeting5:55pm
Push Off the Docks6pm
First Gun6:25pm
Debriefimmediately after racing (meet by boats)

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Before noon of each race, please sign up to indicate if you will be racing through the Sign Up Form.

  • May 6, 20
  • June 10, 17
  • July 15, 22
  • Aug. 5, 19, 26
  • Sept. 16, 30


Women’s Merchandise

Deck yourself out in official HYC Women’s Sailing gear! We offer vests, dry mesh shirts, hats, magnets and wine glasses. Here is a sample of some of the merchandise we have to offer. We can either embroider the HYCWS with HYC burgee.  To view the sizing and product details: Vests (offered in black, navy blue or marshmallow), Dry Mesh Shirts (offered in pink, navy, steel or white) and Hats (offered in light pink, mango, spearmint and ensign blue). To place in order, please email the Order Form to the Sailing Director.


Magnet $10
Wine Glass $13
Hat $20

Dry Mesh Shirt $25
Soft Shell Vest $35

Women’s Only Learn to Sail Course

Throughout the year, the HYC Adult Program will offer a women’s only learn to sail class taught by a female instructor. Dates for 2020 TBD. For more information about the course please email sailingdirector@hamptonyc.com.