The Inaugural Women’s Laser Regatta was hosted by Double Bay Sailing Club last month on the weekend of 8th & 9th September.

The design of this sporting event was to create a unique experience centred on women of all ages. To have an event like no other that benefited the mind, body and soul had never been done before in this format. The sailing regatta was run by women, coached by women and competed in by women and girls of all ages and skill and was the perfect mantra for this event.

Why Yoga at a Sailing Regatta?

Yoga is the perfect cross-training method for athletes of all sports. Yoga can help athletes develop better breathing techniques while it improves balance, flexibility, core strength, and even endurance.

Yoga can improve every part of your performance, from endurance to power to speed, while also promoting overall health and wellness.

Why Athletes?

They found that by practicing the physical postures of yoga, they could become more peaceful and in turn achieve greater focus.

They also found by returning the body to its natural state that they could dramatically improve physical capacity, part of why many of today’s top athletes consider it a staple in their training.

Yoga may be the perfect cross-training method for athletes of all sports. Yoga can help athletes develop better breathing techniques while it improves balance, flexibility, core strength, and even endurance.

Why do something like this at a sailing event?

When do women get the chance to stop and breath? Women are the first to put themselves second so we wanted to give them the opportunity to do just that and what better place than on Sydney Harbour with the sun shining and the waves gently lapping underneath. We wanted to give the sailors an opportunity to try something new and something that can be incorporated into their sport and fitness routine that they may not have considered before. Stretching will help reduce injury, improve balance, and increase flexibility and range in motion- all important when sailing.

To find our more information, or to participate in next years event go to: http://www.dbsc.com.au/womens-laser-regatta/