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building programs to support girls in the sport of sailing

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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 presenters 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!

2024 Conference is a wrap!

See you in St. Pete, Florida in 2025

What a success! Over 130 attendees and instructors enjoyed on the water and on land workshops and extra events. Thank you to all who made it such a success. We’ll have more reports soon! We’ll also have a photo folder for you to see pics and video taken during the Conference. Stay tuned!

Jerelyn Biehl

2024 Leadership in Women's Sailing Honoree
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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

Replay Now Available

If you missed this fun-filled episode with co-host Anne Bryant and storytellers Emily Zugnoni, Lili Colby and Kate Tannian you can watch it now at the replay!

To learn more about other past episodes, CLICK HERE. 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

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) October 5 & 6 2025 through the SCYA in  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.

We are thankful for the support of companies, organizations, foundations and individuals who have helped us bring this conference to the New Orleans women’s sailing community. Through their financial contributions, the donation of silent auction & raffle items or in-kind services, we can make this event possible and continue our scholarships and AdventureSail® program.

To donate to silent auction items, contact