20th Annual Women-on-Water Weekend

with Regatta for the Natalie J. O'Niel Trophy

Bayview Yacht Club 
Detroit, Michigan 

August 18-20, 2023

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Registration is OPEN for the 20th running of the Bayview Women-On-Water.

To celebrate the milestone year, Bayview Yacht Club is offering a variety of options throughout the weekend: an optional point-to-point Fleet Race on Friday night, hands-on Match Racing Clinic with Dawn Riley on Saturday, windward-leeward racing on Bayview’s Ultimate 20s on Sunday morning and wrapping up with a point-to-point Fleet Race Sunday afternoon.

Of course, there will also be plenty of social activities and spectating from the Club lawn.
Apply/register for one or all activities or just come down to enjoy the onshore fun. Below is a list of event details for the weekend.

CLICK HERE for the Notice of Race(s) for Aug 20

CLICK HERE for Sailing Instructions

CLICK HERE for Amendment #1

Click here to PAY race entry fee(s) and/or register for any of the events listed below
and/or order a 20th Annual Women-on-Water shirt.


Friday, August 18th
Crew Coordination for the Edison Boat Club Race
Boat Call at 5:30 p.m. ET This is a local DRYA Race.
If you are a guest and would like assistance finding a crew position, we are here to help. Post-race awards and party at BYC will be open to participants and guests. Note: If you are bringing your boat from out of town for the WOW Sunday race and want to race Friday, let us know and we’ll help you register. Crew placements will be based upon experience and crew openings available. Fee of $20
Registration Closes August 9th. 

CLICK HERE to register to be matched with a boat
Saturday, August 19th
Match Racing Clinic and Racing with Dawn Riley
Only 32 Spots! 
9 a.m. -5 p.m. ET
Classroom instruction, on-the-water coaching, and racing.
Boat assignments will be made based upon skill level/experience and boat availability. Note that while you do not need match racing experience, this is a hands-on, fast-paced event in sporty boats – some knowledge of sailing and boat handling is strongly encouraged. Bayview will be open to participants following the day’s events.
Fee of $125 until July 3, after: $140. 
Registration Closes August 9th
CLICK HERE to Register for the Clinic
Sunday, August 20th
Ultimate 20 One Design Windward/Leeward Racing
Only 8 U20s available!
10 a.m. ET Warning Signal
Want to try your hand at quick, fast-paced races with a focus on starts, boat-handling, and river tactics? Pull together a crew and sign up for the U20 racing portion of this year’s WOW. Acceptance will be based upon availability of boats and skipper experience. U20 Club Boat waiver form will be required for all participants. A $1,000 boat deposit is required per skipper. Team/Skipper Entry Fee of $50

 Point-to-Point Fleet Race-Race
1 p.m. ET Warning Signal
In the spirit of the Natalie J O’Niel trophy, any boat competing with an all-women crew on Sunday is in contention for the trophy win!
Team/Skipper Entry Fee of $50
Registration Closes August 17th

SKIPPERS CLICK HERE to register a boat for PHRF racing

Bayview Yacht Club WOW (Women On Water) Regatta 2023

Sunday, August 20th, 2023 at Bayview Yacht Club!
For more information or to get on a crew, contact Robbyn Morphew.

Natalie J. O'Niel Trophy
"The Natalie J. O'Niel Trophy was dedicated to represent one woman's enthusiasm and dedication to the sport. We award the trophy to the winning teams each year to capture their spirit and excellence as well" Lynn Kotwicki, Founder of the BYC WOW Regatta & Clinic.