Click here for the 2016 Take The Helm® annual newsletter. You will find details on upcoming events as well as read about the 2016 NWSA activities, AdventureSail® events and much more!

 


 
Winter Workshops Series For Women Sailors
 
A series of once-a month workshops for 12 women from October 2016 to May 2017.  Each work shop has its own registration.
 

November 2, 2016 - Hoist the Sails and Get Underway

 

The 2nd workshop of the series was filled to capacity – 12 women. Experienced sailor and racer, Debbie Noble, of Marblehead, led the workshop. We reviewed some sailing terms, parts of the boat and then launched into the process for hoisting the sails and getting off the mooring. Regardless of the size of boat, the procedure is pretty much the same. We had a mainsail and jib available for demonstration. We got out the lines to review the figure eight, the stopper knot and touched upon the bowline. The Question and Answer period went by quickly. We all left hyped up and ready to go sailing. The hand outs were made available on the facebook page 

 

 


 

Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award

Kathie Ohmer-Arnold is the 2016 recipient of the Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award, a joint award with BoatUS.

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2016 Diesel Engine Workshop:

Narragansett Sailing School in Barrington, RI.  Mike the instructor surrounded by his four students after leading the two-day  Diesel Engine Workshop. 

Photo taken by Beth Burlingame, WSF board member, who was teaching another course at the School.  Everyone is getting a jump on spring!


 

2016 Systems/Electrical Basics & Testing/Troubleshooting Workshop

Feb 20 and 21 Marine Systems workshop group photo.  You can see more on Facebook along with other photos and a short video.

 


Click here for the 2016 Take The Helm® annual newsletter. You will find details on upcoming events as well as read about the 2016 NWSA activities, AdventureSail® events and much more!


 

First NWSA Winter Workshop

The National Women’s Sailing Association’s held its first Winter Workshop for Women in Marblehead on Thursday, October 6th.  Berit Solstad, a successful skipper of her Town Class in Marblehead, traveled down from Stowe, VT., to be with us. There were many hands-on  materials including magazines, board games, halyards, shrouds, life jackets, to keep the group moving and engaged over the 90 minutes at the home of event chair, Jocelyn Cook.  There was a lively 30-minute meet-and- greet period over shared appetizers and beverages before the 7:30 p.m. workshop started.  During the evening, Berit  covered basic sailing terminology, parts of the boat, wind, a couple of  basic knots and life jacket(pfd) options.  Women moved from the dining room table to the living room to the den area as the topic changed.  Before we knew it the evening was over.  We’re looking forward to putting on the November 2nd workshop, which focuses on rigging a boat.   For information contact Jocelyn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

There is a Facebook page called Women on the Water – Marblehead, which is an extension of the group to post workshop-related material and also to connect with other women sailors of all skill sets in the Marblehead area.


AdventureSail® in Boston

The day could not have been better for 19 pairs of Big Sister Association of Boston Association. Read More


 

 

Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award

Kathie Ohmer-Arnold is the 2016 recipient of the Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award, a joint award with BoatUS.

Read More

 

 

 


 

REGISTRATION IS HERE!

Saturday, June 4, 2016. 15th Women’s Sailing Conference in Marblehead, MA.

The registration is here! Lots of new names and new workshops. Don’t miss out on this great day for women sailors of all abilities.

Click for Conference Flyer, Registration and Conference Details and be sure to continue to check our sponsors and donors frequently. They are still coming!


 National Women’s Sailing Association presents:

2016 Systems/Electrical Basics & Testing/Troubleshooting Workshop. February 20 and 21st. The Workshop is full. We are accepting names for a waitlist only. Click For Registration Form

 Registration extended to the end of February, as long as spaces are available.

 Diesel Engine Workshop  March 5 & 6, 2016   Click For Registration Form


 

Take The Helm® - 15th Women's Sailing Conference - June 4, 2016

  WHO:       Women sailors of all abilities

  WHAT:    An all-day conference on recreational sailing and cruising for women. Learn some basics and enhance your skill levels through a variety of seminars and workshops on land and on the water. Three meals are included. Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award  presentation.  Evening keynote speaker is Donna Lange, who will have just returned from her solo, nonstop circumnavigation. Raffles and a silent auction will benefit the Women’s Sailing Foundation.

  WHERE: Corinthian Yacht Club, One Nahant Street, Marblehead, Massachusetts

  WHEN:    Saturday, June 4, 2016

  WHY:       The 2016 Women’s Sailing Conference, a program of the National Women’s Sailing Association, will enrich the lives of women through education and improved access to the sport of sailing. Sailing is multi-dimensional, providing opportunities to develop skills and confidence in everything from boat handling and safety to navigation and teamwork.  

  Details and registration form will be on the website, www.womensailing.org in the spring.

 CONTACT:    Joan Thayer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Reminder!  Nominations for the NWSA/BoatUS Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award are being accepted up to February 1,2016.  Click here for more information.

 


 

NEW for girls! 

A STEM program for middle school girls in Seattle, WA in conjunction with the Center for Wooden Boats. The program includes scientific investigations, games, sailing and fun! This is a two-part program that goes from January to early June. Space is limited.   Check out the details.


 

2016 Events Calendar

Date Event Location Contact

January 14 – April 14 Part I

STEM program for middle school girls in Seattle WA

The Center for Wooden Boats Laura Wilbur
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

February 6, 2016

27th Women’s Sailing Convention

www.womenssailingconvention.com

Newport Beach, CA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

February 20-21, 2016

FULL

Marine Systems / Electrical Basics & Testing/Troubleshooting Workshops North Kingston, RI Beth Burlingame
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

March 5-6, 2016

 

Diesel Engine Workshop Narragansett Sailing School
Barrington, RI
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
May 16, 2016 AdventureSail®

Oregon Women’s Sailing Association

Portland, OR

April Harris

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May 21, 2016 Safety for Cruising Couples
Sponsored by Cruising Club of America
Indian Harbor Yacht Club, Greenwich, CT

Janet Garnier
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

cruisingclub.org/event/safety-cruising-couples

May 22, 2016 AdventureSail®

Alameda Sailing Center
Alameda, CA

Rich Jepsen

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June 4, 2016 Take The Helm®
15th Women's Sailing Conference
Corinthian Y.C,
Marblehead, MA
Joan Thayer
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June 18, 2016 AdventureSail® Courageous Sailing Center
Charlestown, MA

Dar Collins

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June 26, 2016 AdventureSail®

Gold Country Yacht Club
Grass Valley, CA

Tish Buti

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July 16, 2016 AdventureSail®

Breakwater Yacht Club
South Hampton, NY

Charlene Kagel

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August 4, 2016 AdventureSail®

Racine Yacht Club
Racine, WI

Amy Cermak

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August 6, 2016 AdventureSail®
Girl Scouts Louisiana West

Lake Pontchartrain
New Orleans, LA

Debbie Huntsman

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October 6, 2016

Winter Workshop Series for Women Sailors

 

Basic Sailing Terminology, Saftey and Knot Tying

Marblehead, MA Jocelyn Cook
wsf@womensailing org
November 2, 2016

Winter Workshop Series for Women Sailors

 

Hoist the Sails & Get Underway

Marblehead, MA Jocelyn Cook
wsf@womensailing org
December 8, 2016

Winter Workshop Series for Women Sailors

 

Wind and Sail Trim

Marblehead, MA Jocelyn Cook
wsf@womensailing org