NEW opportunity for the more adventurous sailor.  Teresa Carey, who was a speaker at our Women’s Sailing Conference a few years ago, and her husband, Ben Schofield, offer coastal andoffshore sail-training expeditions as well as special courses for women.  NWSA members will receive a 10% discount. See the attached flyer and check out their website, moresalpha.com

 


 NEW! 

Our Winter 2014 Take The Helm® annual newsletter has arrived! Enjoy the great photos and stories of what NWSA and the Foundation have accomplished in the year 2014.   Read more...


Hands-on Sail Repair Workshop.

Inaugural Sail Repair Workshop for Women  A Success !  Sailmaker, Alexandra Pisarek, of Doyle Sails led the first Sail Repair Workshop for Women at the Doyle Sail Loft in Salem Saturday morning, October 25th.     Read more... 


 

AdventureSail® – Racine, WI – July 29, 2014    Read more...


 

Immediate past president, Joan Thayer, Inducted to the Marblehead Yacht Racing Hall of Fame.  Read more on Scuttlebutt

For the details of Joan’s recognition, CLICK HERE

 


 

AdventureSail® – Sag Harbor, NY – July 12, 2014    Read more....

 



Sisters Under Sail Leadership Day Sail

If you are in the Milwaukee neighborhood the weekend of August 9th, check out this special adventure for women and girls!   Hurry...Register today!



Hone your skills at the Northern California Women’s Sailing Seminar this fall

The 22nd Annual Northern California Women’s Sailing Seminar - September 20-21, 2014

Island Yacht Club’s annual Northern California Women’s Sailing Seminar is all about women teaching women how to sail.  This fun, relaxing, educational and inspiring weekend is the only one of its kind.  Read more....
 


 

AdventureSail® – Boston – June 14, 2014

Co-chairs Susan Epstein and Dar Collins greeted the 19 pairs of big and little sisters from the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston  Saturday morning at Courageous Sailing Center.  After Pat Dieselman and the Big Sister coordinator checked them in, the girls were outfitted with lifejackets and assigned skippers.  Read more...


 

13th Women's Sailing Conference - June 7, 2014 - Marblehead, MA


On June 7th, the Corinthian Yacht Club hosted the 13th Annual Women’s Sailing Conference.
The weather was almost perfect, gentle southwest breezes with lots of sun.  85 women attended.  Read more...

Great day on and off the water.

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Ahoy! AdventureSail® Graduates!

2014 Tall Ship Scholarship for AdventureSail® Graduates on board the Denis Sullivan.

The Women's Sailing Foundation (WSF) is pleased to announce a partnership with Sisters Under Sail for a unique opportunity for a teenage girl in 2014.  Read more...

Visit the Scholarship page for more information and application.  CLICK FOR INFO



Hone your skills at the Northern California Women’s Sailing Seminar this fall

The 22nd Annual Northern California Women’s Sailing Seminar - September 20-21, 2014

Island Yacht Club’s annual Northern California Women’s Sailing Seminar is all about women teaching women how to sail.  This fun, relaxing, educational and inspiring weekend is the only one of its kind.  Read more ...
 


 

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Women’s Sailing Foundation Elects Linda Newland as President

 At the annual meeting of the Women’s Sailing Foundation  which was held June 8 at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts, Linda Newland of Port Hadlock, Washington, was elected the president for the June 2014 to June 2015 Foundation Board term.  Elected to the Foundation Board in 2005,  Newland served as Vice President in 2009-2010 and again from 2013 to 2014. A maritime attorney and former school district administrator, Newland  is past Commodore of Pacific Coast Yachting Association, immediate past commander of the Point Wilson Sail and Power Squadron of Port Townsend and on the board of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock.  She holds a 100-ton Captain's license, is an American Sailing Association (ASA) certified sailing instructor and specializes in teaching women to sail.

 Newland expressed plans to improve member benefits and communication for the National Women’s Sailing Association, a program of the Foundation, improve the website and expand the locations for programs for underserved young girls.    “I feel strongly that increasing our use of the various social media tools will improve communication with our members and the public”, said Newland. “Teaming up with community sailing programs and women’s sailing associations is critical to supporting our mission in regards to at-risk girls 9 to 14 years of age.”

 Also elected for the 2014 – 2015 term of the Women’s Sailing Foundation were Susan Epstein, Sharon, MA – Vice President; Joyce Hersh, Lincoln, MA - Secretary and Scottie Robinson, Essex, MA - Treasurer. 

 Continuing on the board are Gina Beinecke, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA; Beth Burlingame, North Kingstown, RI; Claire Gerrish, Peabody, MA;  Gail Hine, Murrieta, CA and immediate past president, Joan Thayer of Marblehead, MA.

 The mission of the Women’s Sailing Foundation (WSF), a 501(c)(3) organization, is to enhance the lives of women and girls through education and access to the sport of sailing.  The two main programs of the Foundation are the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) and AdventureSail®.  WSF accomplishes its mission by providing its NWSA members with educational programs and opportunities for sailing and networking.  The AdventureSail® program is a life-enhancing mentoring program for underserved girls which involves its NWSA members and selected groups of girls from cities across the United States. 


 

13th Women's Sailing Conference - June 7, 2014 - Marblehead, MA

On June 7th, the Corinthian Yacht Club hosted the 13th Annual Women’s Sailing Conference.
The weather was almost perfect, gentle southwest breezes with lots of sun.  85 women attended.  Corinthian Yacht Club Commodore Ken Adam welcomed the group in the morning.  The 21 different workshops included on-land and on-the water sessions.  New this year was a track for women recently introduced or brand new to sailing.  At the other end of the spectrum was a hands-on sail repair workshop, presented by  Alex Pisarek of Doyle Sails,  and an advanced anchoring workshop  lead by circumnavigator Capt. Nancy Erley of Seattle, WA.  On the water, women practiced the crew overboard drill following  a demonstration at the float or had a chance to take the helm and understand better the art of trimming sails.  As the crew overboard, Laura Walsh-Rogalski braved the cold water  waiting to be rescued.  Women left with raised expectations of themselves and their sailing skills.
The date for next year is Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Thanks to the generosity of many donors, women had many opportunities to take home a wide variety of products and services through the purchase of raffle tickets or bidding at the silent auction table.   All proceeds from the ticket sales and silent auction benefitted the Women’s Sailing Foundation, which funds its AdventureSail® program and scholarships for young girls at-risk. 

The conference was organized by the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA), a program of the Women’s Sailing Foundation, a 501 © (3) organization. The mission is to enhance the lives of women and girls through education and access to the sport of sailing.
Leading the list of sponsors for the 13th year was the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.), the nation's oldest & largest association for recreational boaters. BoatU.S. provides service, savings & representation to over half a million members. 

Joan Thayer


 

March 15-16 2014 Diesel Engine Workshop for Women in New Bedford, MA

This is another great weekend to learn with other women the basics of maintaining a diesel engine. We’ll spend the two days together, sharing experiences and gaining confidence to move beyond our comfort zone.

The group is small – only 15 tops – The deadline has been extended so don’t delay to get in on this special event for women.    >>Click here

Save time at the workshop by including the signed waiver. Click here for the waiver.

Click to read about the weekend.