Framework for 2023

National Women’s Sailing Conference at the Sail Newport Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 8 am – 5 pm. The event welcomes women sailors of all levels and ages to workshops including the popular Take the Helm track — an introduction to sailing for women. The event at Sail Newport Marine Education and Recreation Center, a stone’s throw away from the historic mansions, the Sailing Museum, charming Thames Street shopping and the scenic Cliff Walk.

Creating outstanding opportunities for women sailors to meet in person, or participate online, to learn sailing skills and gain seamanship knowledge is both complicated and expensive. Doing so in a new venue, in a new part of the country adds to the already intricate project. Please consider a $250 sponsorship or smaller donation to help us replenish the coffers for 2023. As our thank you for your donation of $250 or more, you will receive a limited edition signed print. Or make a donation of any size directly to AdvenutreSail®, the Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship or the Women’s Sailing Foundation using the buttons at the bottom of the newsletter.

The National Women’s Sailing Conference website nwsa.quvent.com opens February 1, 2023. NWSA Member registration will open April 1. Non-member registration will open April 16. A 10% discount will be available for NWSA members and groups of six or more attending together.

Luckliy, the National Women’s Sailling Association has strong ties, many friends willing to share resources, including boats, teaching skills and of course time. To make up for a budget shortfall we are seeing both individual and corporate sponsors. We are very excited about the progress made to offer a stellar program in June. However to be able to host a fundraiser/afterparty we must raise additional funds to do so.

Saturday’s programming at the conference includes a full day of classroom and on-the-water workshops taught by experienced female instructors from across the nation. Sailors will fine tune their sail trim. Learn hands-on diesel maintenance. Practice navigation using either paper or electronic charts. Learn when and how to call for help. And will learn proven rescue techniques needed for saving overboard crew. And women sailors will reunite with old friends and meet new ones!

A highlight of the event is the announcement of the recipient and the presentation of the 2023 Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award, which is co-sponsored by NWSA and BoatUS. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. In person registration will include post-conference access to virtual topics for cruisers, racers and do-it-yourselfers. For a modest fee these topics will be offered virtually for those who want to participate, but can not attend in person.

 
 
 

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