Year-end Request for donations
During this holiday season, we ask that you consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Women’s Sailing Foundation. Your gift will support our sailing education programs for underserved girls, such as our AdventureSail® program, which is offered in locations across the country. Or, you might consider designating a contribution to the Sue Corl Youth Scholarship Fund. This fund provides scholarships for former AdventureSail® participants to undertake further sailing instruction. We continue to identify new opportunities for these girls, but we can only make them happen with your support. Thank you!
Please make donations payable to Women’s Sailing Foundation and send to:
Scottie Robinson, Treasurer
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FALL - WINTER 2015
We’ve finished the annual publication!
Take a look at the activities of the Association and the Foundation for 2015. Make note of the events for 2016 too!
Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship Recipient
Monday, August 3, WSF President, Linda Newland, went to Anacortes and met the winners family as they brought our scholarship winner to board the 106 year old schooner for a Girls at the Helm trip into the San Juans with 18 girls and an all women crew. She was very enthusiastic and excited about her upcoming week.
Also present to see her off were her Dad and 3 sisters. She has participated in an AdventureSail® program in Portland, OR and has been the recipient of a previous Learn to Sail scholarship from Women's Sailing Foundation.
SAIL TWICE AROUND – July 26, 2015
Track Donna Lange as she attempts her second solo circumnavigation this time non-stop Read More
Sally Helme Honored with Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award
June 6, 2015 -- Sally Helme, of Newport, RI and publisher of Bonnier Corp.’s Cruising World and Sailing World magazines, has been honored with the 2015 Leadership in Women's Sailing Award.
From Left to Right: Scottie Robinson, Sally Helme, Linda Newland and Joan Thayer.
Scottie and Joan are 2015 Conference Co-chairs and WSF board members. Linda Newland is WSF president of the WSF board.
Photo courtesy of Susan Ogan
Take The Helm® - 14th annual Women's Sailing Conference
Women heading out to the Sonars for coaching on Sail Trim - Photo courtesy of Susan Ogan
On June 6th, the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA, hosted the 14th annual Women’s Sailing Conference, an all-day event of on-the-water coaching and on-land seminars. Corinthian Yacht Club Rear Commodore Annie Harris welcomed the 90 attendees in the morning. Read More
AdventureSail® - Boston, June 13, 2015
Courageous Sailing Center in Charlestown,MA, hosted the 18th AdventureSail® event for 19 pairs of big and little sisters aged 9 to 14 from the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. Read More
Women’s Sailing Conference gets more publicity!
Susan Lyons, head of the fundraising event at the Women’s Sailing Conference June 6th inspired the woman at Sailrite to the extent that Sailrite did an interview with our president, Linda Newland. Click below to read the resulting article.
Portland, OR, AdventureSail® event
A smashing success with 17 girls from Girls Inc on May 9th. Read More
The Women’s Sailing Foundation is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for a teenage girl age aged 14-17 who has participated in an AdventureSail® event, to have a Tall Ship experience aboard the Adventuress in the San Juan Islands in Washington State, August 2 to 5, 2015.
Go to www.soundexp.org click on Girls at the Helm for more details.
Deadline for Scholarship is March 15, 2015. Click for application
The scholarship does not include travel expense.
Do you want to be part of a national non-profit organization that focuses on improving the lives of women and girls through education and sailing? Do you have a skill - event planning, fundraising , public relations, or secretarial – that you’re willing to put to volunteer work? If so, consider being a member of the board of directors of the Women's Sailing Foundation.
We are a working board. And while keeping the organization moving forward and getting more women involved in sailing, you will be giving back to the sport you enjoy.