A place to inspire women sailors of all levels


building programs to support girls in the sport of sailing

Fun & friends

Connect with a nation wide community of women sailors


We support women in sailing programs and events across the U.S.A

Education & Events

Our Conference brings expert instructors and presenter to a different location each year


Supports our mission to provide opportunities for young sailors through scholarships

Welcome to the National Women’s Sailing Association!  We invite you to explore the many events, programs and scholarships we offer for women sailors of all levels, ages and interests. Enjoy!

Pre-Opening Member Registration Opens March 1

Become an NWSA today for 30% off conference price and get first dibs on workshops!
NWSA's She Sailor Sea Story — the Light, Friday, March 15, 2024 9pm easter, 6pm pacific register at bit.lyNWSA_SSSS_theLight

She Sailor Sea Story — THE LIGHT

Friday, March 15, 2024 @ 9pm ET/ 6pm PT 

To read more about our special guests and to browse our past episodes, CLICK HERE. These events are free and open to NWSA Members and the public at large.


This episode of the She Sailor Sea Story is brought to you by Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company.

She Sailor Sea Story March 25 2022

thank you for your Nominations!

Thank you for nominating your sailing hero for the Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award, co-sponsored by NWSA and BoatUS.

Stay tuned to learn about some of the fabulous women sailors who were recognized as leaders through this process — we had a record number of very impressive nominations.

Credit: Matthew Cohen Photography

NWSA Women’s Sailing Conference June 3, 2023 Sail Newport Newport, RI Credit: Matthew Cohen Photography

The 2024 National Women’s Sailing Association Conference at New Orleans!

Lake Pontchartrain is truely a sailors’ playground. It’s a delightful shallow bowl of brakish water where sailors are often served an exhilarating ride…and then there’s always the food, the jazz, the history and the welcoming hospitality ashore.

Mark your calendars for June 8, 2024 Read more

She Sailor Sea Story March 25 2022

2024 AdventureSail®

August 10th is our official AdventureSail Day for 2024 but clubs and organizations are free to host whenever is convenient for you! U What is AdventureSail? Underserved girls in sailing grounds across the country get a chance to take the helm and give sailing a try! Graduates of AdvwntureSail then become eligible to apply for a Learn To Sail Youth Scholarship from NWSA

For highlights from the participating organizations in 2023 read more

To learn more about AdventureSail click here

She Sailor Sea Story March 25 2022

Photo by Jim Orchard.

International Safety at Sea

Attend a US Sailing sanctioned International Safety at Sea program presented by women for women (and couples) Friday, May 17 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin before the Midwest Women’s Sailing Conference. Register now and start learning prevention practices and how to prepare if things do go wrong.

NWSA is committed to aiding women in gaining high-level seamanship, learning safety skills by aiding to present the excellent offshore safety course. While doing this we are fostering female presenters and moderators for the Safety at Sea program.

If your club or women’s organization would like to host a Safety at Sea program with a focus on women or sailing couples contact us.

Thank You To Our 2024 Conference Sponsors

Our Title Sponsor

Admiral Sponsors
Captain Sponsors
Skipper Sponsors
Crew Sponsors
Our Valued Supporters

We welcome the support either financially, raffle donations or in kind services of companies, organizations, foundations or individuals who would like to participate in the NWSA 2024 Conference. Your name would be displayed here.