AdventureSail®  August 13, 2013 Racine, WI  Host Club:  Racine Yacht Club  Coordinator: Amy Cermak


On Tuesday, August 13, 2013 AdventureSail® 2013 was offered to girls age 7-17, by the Racine Yacht Club in cooperation with Girls Inc. and the Women's Sailing Foundation.

 Strong, cold, Northeast winds blew AdventureSail® a bit off course; however, the 14th annual, FREE, one day sailing program for 82 girls was a big success!  Many thanks to the volunteers who taught the girls about the parts of a sail boat, points of sail, navigation, knot tying, and the Racine landmarks-Wind point Lighthouse, and the Reef

Stephan Kurdas, from the Racine Health Department talked about North Beach being certified as a Blue Wave Beach.   He gave the girls tips on how they can help keep the beach clean.  More information can be found at www.wibeaches.us

The Racine Sheriff, Mrs. Knight offered rides aboard the water patrol boat and let the girls drive the boat in the harbor.

Miss Bell City's Teen, Mara Mandli, spoke to the girls about the importance of volunteering and giving back to your community.  She also commended the girls for attending the AdventureSail® 2013 program, and encouraged them to try new and different experiences.





AdventureSail® Breakwater Y.C. in Sag Harbor, NY


The weather was ideal for the AdventureSail® event at the Breakwater Y.C. in Sag Harbor, NY the weekend of July 6th.

Lots of laughter was heard while enjoying the good wind aboard a variety of sailboats.


AdventureSail®  May 11, 2013  Portland, Oregon

Sunny weather and light warm breezes greeted Oregon Women Sailing Association  (OWSA) volunteers and 10 young sailors on the Columbia River Saturday. The young women sailors are participants in Girls Inc. of  NW Oregon (a non-profit which helps at-risk girls). Each participant received a folder with educational materials and a small sail boat with a main sail and sheets as learning tools. We began our program in the clubhouse with a short lesson on parts of a sailboat, points of sail, knot tying, river stewardship and water safety. OWSA mentors assisted the girls with these activities and then fitted each young sailor with a life vest. OWSA skippers and crew were on hand and lessons on everything from boarding a boat to docking were discussed and practiced. After a couple of hours of sailing & sunshine, sailors, skippers, crew and families of sailors returned to the clubhouse for the celebration picnic. OWSA member, Emilee Monson, spoke of her sailing adventures while working aboard a tall ship and the opportunities for careers in sailing. Mentors presented award certificates and words of praise and encouragement to each of the young sailors.  It was a great day of sailing, sharing and celebrating.  Many thanks to all of our OWSA volunteers, Girls Inc. and National Women’s Sailing Foundation.