Alison Roberts-Wray is as much a part of Queenscliff Lonsdale Yacht Club as the yachts themselves.
Alison is a finalist in the Viva Energy Club Legend Award and currently holds the position of club secretary, membership officer and is the Women in Sailing liaison contact with Australian Sailing.
If you want to experience sailing, then it’s Alison who will attend all of the club’s Discover Sailing days, greeting everyone so they are made to feel welcome.
Alison also helps organise and attends all working bees and social and formal functions related to the club.
As a retired woman, Alison has lent her professionalism to assist a struggling committee and has been instrumental in steering the club back onto a positive course.
Along with her husband, Alison is currently working to implement a program to help women learn how to sail outside of our normal race days. This is to provide women access to sailing which they otherwise may not be able to participate in due to time and family constraints. Alison has also been key in the increased number of women who have joined our club, in either sailing or canoe/kayak activities.
Alison is also the current winter series champion on a crew based system – easily beating all male participants.
You can vote for Alison and any of the other Viva Energy Club Legend Award finalists at clublegend.com.au/vote/.