Swan River Sailing wins two Australian Sailing Awards

The Australian Sailing Awards were announced last Thursday on an hour-long online special on the Australian Sailing Facebook page and website with the virtual event hosted by Gordon Bray AM.

Swan River Sailing in Western Australia had a fantastic night; winning the SheSails and Sustainability Awards. The awards were due to recognition of the growing participation of women in sailing and their work in the area of ​​environmental sustainability, including the reduction of single-use plastics and beach clean-up events.

Swan River Sailing won the sustainability award at the Australian Sailing Awards virtual party. Pic – Swan River Sailing / Australian Sailing

“Swan River Sailing has improved the sustainability of sailing through various initiatives such as saving over 2,000 single-use plastic bottles during a four-day regatta and the annual beach clean-up.” Australian Sailing said. They have permanent partnerships with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and the Riverkeepers and other conservation groups in the region.

“Swan River Sailing has had an impressive season promoting the participation and retention of women in sailing. Some of the key events included the hosting of the 2020 and 2021 Women’s State Keelboat Championships. Another key achievement was the modification of the Swan River Sailing Match Racing rules to allow a higher maximum total weight for women’s racing matches.

We are supported in many ways by many contributors in the community – Yacht Clubs, organizations, volunteers, officials, our casual corporate sailing workforce, sailors, teams, attendees at our events and more. We cannot contribute to the community without the support of the community. The recognition of these awards is something we are extremely proud of and certainly wouldn’t be possible without a whole army of dedicated supporters behind the scenes. This success is your success!

By Swan River Sailing

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