Burlingame puts on Mini Workshops for Women in Rhode Island

North Kingstown, RI, Dec. 2 The second in a series of mini-workshops for women boaters was held last night at the Quonset Davisville Navy Yacht Club. Docking maneuvers, line handling, cleating, and strategies for power and sail were discussed. There was a mix of power and sail experience, and everyone learned something new. Board member Beth Burlingame is at the far left.


 

 

 

 

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!

Enjoy.

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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.

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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

 


AdventureSail® - Portland, OR

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.

If you need more details, please contact Val Cook at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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
4 Turtle Back Road
Essex, MA
01929-1257


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.
 

    

 

 


 2015 Teen Tall Ship Sholarship - Closed

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.

If you need more details, please contact Val Cook at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

Take The Helm® - 14th Women's Sailing Conference - June 6, 2015

Women heading out to the Sonars for coaching on Sail Trim - Photo courtesy of Susan Ogan

 

The 14th annual Women’s Sailing Conference

 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.   The club was alive with enthusiasm as women enthusiastically purchased raffle tickets and started their bids on the wide array of silent auction items.  The weather was cool, with gentle winds, but by noon the winds were blowing out of the north at a good 15 knots with higher gusts.  By the end of the day, the seas and wind had calmed down considerably. 

The workshop offerings were numerous, and ranged from a basic primer on sailing and safety at sea, to diesel engine and head mechanics, to more in depth topics:  on-board electrical wiring, electronics, and offshore heavy weather sailing. On-the water, women received coaching on sail trim, taking the helm, and retrieving someone from the water. 

The majority of women participants were from New England, but also included women from California, Kansas and Michigan. Donna Lange, who will embark on her second solo circumnavigation from Bristol, RI, in July attended.  Capt. Nancy Erley of Seattle, WA, also a circumnavigator, presented Donna with good luck stones to bring calmness during the unsettling seas she will encounter.

During lunch, Linda Newland, president of the Women’s Sailing Foundation, presented the 2015 Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award to Sally Helme, of Rhode Island, publisher of Cruising World and Sailing World Magazines.  The award is co-sponsored by BoatUS and the  National Women’s Sailing Association. In her remarks, Sally expressed support for women’s sailing conferences which build confidence, instill  self-reliance, and enrich women’s lives.

Proceeds from the raffles and silent auction benefitted the Women’s Sailing Foundation, (WSF) which funds its AdventureSail® program and scholarships for young girls at-risk.  In addition, this year WSF provided a scholarship for an underserved teenage girl to join the all-women-crewed schooner, Adventuress, for a week’s sailing instruction with other teen girls in the San Juan Islands.      

The conference was organized and produced by the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA), a program of the 501 © (3), Women’s Sailing Foundation, whose mission is to enhance the lives of women and girls through education and access to the sport of sailing.

The contributing sponsors, Black Rock Sailing School and the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.), led the list of financial supporters, and along with Boston Private Bank & Trust Company and Eastern Bank provided significant support to the event. 

 Joan Thayer

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     Take The Helm® - 14th Women's Sailing Conference - June 6, 2015

 

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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.

https://sailrite.wordpress.com

 


 

2nd Marine Electrical Workshop February 21 and 22

Fresh from the 2 day Electrical and Marine Systems Workshops, all 15 women were smiling on their accomplishments.

ABYC Master Marine Tech and WSF Board Member, Beth Burlingame, (far right) presented the hands-on event.

 


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

 

 

2015 EVENTS

February 7, 2015

26th Women’s Sailing Convention

www.womenssailingconvention.com

Corona del Mar, CA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

February 21, 2015

 

Marine Systems Workshop North Kingston, RI Beth Burlingame
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February 22, 2015

 

Marine Electrical Workshop North Kingston, RI Beth Burlingame This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
June 6, 2015 Take The Helm®
14th Women's Sailing Conference
Corinthian Y.C,
Marblehead, MA
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July 26, 2015

Donna Lange departs for solo and nonstop circumnavigation

Bristol, RI www.donnalange.com
Sail Twice Around Info

September 19, 20, 2015

23rd Annual Northern California Women’s Sailing Seminar

 

Island Yacht Club Alameda, CA

www.iyc.org/wp/wss/wss-registration-2015/