The 12th Women's Sailing Conference - June 1, 2013.
Participate in a day of panel discussions and workshops led by experienced women cruising sailors. Beth Leonard, Director of Technical Services for Boat US,will moderate the panel discussion. Panelists include Capt Nancy Erley, and Betsy Morris, Capt. Sharon Renk-Greenlaw. They will be joined by other experienced women in presenting the workshops.
Get inspired and gain confidence to move beyond your current cruising range! Don’t miss this day.
The following 1:15 p.m. workshops are FULL:
To Boldly Go
Don’t wait for another workshop to fill up. Send in your registration form today!
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.
We got in under the wire with our annual Take the Helm ® newsletter giving our readers an idea of who we are and what we have done during the year as well as some events in the works for 2013.
Fun Regatta for Women held at Courageous Sailing Center, Charlestown, MA
On July 10, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. 15 women arrived at the Courageous Sailing Center (CSC) to see what racing is all about. The weather was almost perfect - sunny with gentle breezes.
the 11th Women's Sailing Conference sponsored by BoatUS.
June 2, 2012 at the Corinthian Yacht Club, Marblehead MA.
Women’s Sailing Conference Held Despite the Weather
On June 2, the Corinthian Yacht Club hosted the 11th annual Women’s Sailing Conference with a day-long series of classes and workshops, giving the novice-to-expert women sailors a terrific opportunity to network with other women while learning new skills or brushing up on old ones.
Dickinson Awarded BoatUS/NWSA 2012 Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award
At the 11th Women’s Sailing Conference, Elaine Dickinson received the Leadership in Women’ Sailing Award.
Eliaine has spent her life devoted to promoting sailing and making the public aware of opportunities for women.
For more information, refer to the article on the conference.
Left to right: Marcia Bennet, Joan Thayer co-chairs; Elaine Dickinson,
recipient of Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award; Claire Wyngaard, BoatUS Public Affairs Associate
AdventureSail® July 7, 2012, at Breakwater Yacht Club, Sag Harbor, NY
Breakwater Yacht Club (BYC) in Sag Harbor, NY, hosted its 13th annual Adventuresail® Regatta for Girls Saturday July 7th. Under sunny skies and perfect wind conditions, over 27 local area girls ranging in age from 9-16 participated as crew on the BYC racing fleet boats for a race around the buoys, while learning the basics of sailboat racing. READ MORE >>
AdventureSail® June 9, 2012 Courageous Sailng Center, Charlestown, MA
The 16th AdventureSail® event, a program of the Women’s Sailing Foundation, was held Saturday, June 9th at the Courageous Sailing Center in Charlestown. Eighteen pairs of girls from the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston were treated to a morning of sailing under sunny skies with gentle winds. READ MORE >>
AdventureSail® August 14, 2012, at Racine Yacht Club, Racine, WI
AdventureSail® 2012 went off with a bang! Racine Yacht Club had 56 girls participate! READ MORE>>
Race for a cause – Saturday, August 18, 2012 in the MS Race Charity Regatta.
The Ms. Race is an annual charity sailing regatta hosted by the Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club (NJ) each August, to benefit 180 Turning Lives Around. It is a race sponsored by and for women, with the support of the AHYC race committee. The Ms. Race was inaugurated in 2005 by a group of female sailors who regularly participate and crew in the yacht club's Wednesday night race series. For more information, go to http://ahyc.net/msrace.htm
DIESEL ENGINE WORKSHOP A WINNER
~photo courtesy of Kate Donahue
12 women came together at the Mack Boring Training Facility in Middleboro, MA, Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11th , 2012
They were an eager group of women who had some very serious offshore sailing plans or were in middle of retrofitting their own boat. Others were frequent crew members on boats with engine and they wanted to learn more about the diesel engine.
As in most of the workshops, women shared their experience and worked together on their assigned engines when we got away from the classroom and into the shop. Lots of high fives and wide grins and applauses when those engines were started Sunday afternoon. Larry Berlin, the instructor, was ready with the answers, and when he could not give one, he had the direction to follow to arrive at the answer. We shared time and supper at a local restaurant Saturday night.