On Wednesday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m., the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey will be holding a lecture presentation by Allie Blecher.

Allie Blecher of CYC is a highly decorated racer, as well as mentor and coach. She serves on the board of the California International Sailing Association and is involved in The Magenta Project, whose main focus is to accelerate women in sailing. She is the 2017 winner of the SCYA Peggy Slater Memorial Trophy recognizing female sailors demonstrating outstanding contributions to the enhancement of women’s participation in sailing.

What started out as an ambition to be competitive at the highest level resulted in providing inspiration to an enormous base of fans and female sailors across the globe. To continue the legacy, The Magenta Project was formed, a collective of female athletes showcasing sailing as a sport where women can compete directly against men on a level playing field. Reservations requested at

reservations@calyachtclub.net. California Yacht Club 4469 Admiralty Way. Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Submitted by Ira Teller