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National Conference June 3 Newport, RI

1/2 DAY = 1/2 PRICE

Squeeze in some nautical fun during your busy weekend, without busting your sailing budget! You can still be at the National Women’s Sailing Association Conference June 3. Pick from our land-based NWSA conference workshops — either two in the morning or two in the afternoon. The 1/2 Day option does not include meals.

Have all day? Of course we have a great program to accommodate you for the full sailing fling! Get your tickets now then enjoy the excitement of learning about sailing with other women. Learn, network and make a memory.

Hurry! In-person registration ends May 27

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Please join the National Women's Sailing Association for a fundraising brunch on Sunday, June 4 from 9–11:30am. Tickets are required. Purchase before May 27.

Get your Sunday brunch tickets now to join us and socialize with women sailors and NWSA supporters! Proceeds from the Brunch raffle will go to AdventureSail and the Women’s Sailing Foundation’s scholarships for girls. Raffle items include fabulous sailing goodies and gear. Bring your friends.

$25 per person.
Must purchase by May 27 to attend.

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Check out the Virtual Conference schedule

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Featured virtual session
2023 Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award

Did you know, the National Sailing Museum features the Leadership trophy NWSA awarded in 2004 to Doris Colgate. Watching the NWSA/BoatUS Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award ceremony you will see the Award’s track record in recognizing sailing heroes. The inspirational presentation features cameo appearances to offer a historical glimpse of who’s who in women’s sailing in the United States. Get your virtual (or in-person) pass to be one of the first to know who the Award recipient is for 2023.

LIWSA trophy

The Virtual Pass

We have developed half-a-day schedule of video programming for a variety of interests. On June 3 we also plan to have cameras rolling during select segments at Sail Newport. All this will be available with your virtual pass (or any in-person ticket) for thirty days.

Segments include:
Relaxing on the beach for a moment of Mindfulness for Sailors with Shirley Cassara
Tips for Body Alignment by Naomi Emmerson, so you can sail until old age
Learn to Toss a Line like a pro with Nancy Early and Carolyn “Ace” Spragg
Automatic Identification System (AIS) Debbie Huntsman demystifies this safety tool for mariners
Get a brief of Cruising Boat Systems from stem to stern by Captain Susannah Winder

Sailing Green while doing good, the Ursuline Academy STEM class + Rachael Zoe Miller will inspire you
Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award presentation with cameo appearances by former recipients

AND MORE…all for only $65 or with your in-person pass!

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Photo from the Golden Globe as Kirsten Nueschafer nears the dock.

Photo courtesy of Garet Wohl

Congratulations to Kirsten Nueschäfer

Winner of Golden Globe Yacht Race. Retro, Solo, Non Stop, Around the World.


Sue Corl scholarship goes to Chicago sailor

a woman standing next to a small sailboat

The Women’s Sailing Foundation offers the Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship for an enhanced sailing experience or program for a teenage girl. This year’s scholarship recipient is Maya Mahoney from Chicago, Illinois. Maya choose the Brooke Gonzalez Clinic as her choice for the scholarship.

“I will attend the Brooke Gonzalez Clinic to learn about my weaknesses and strengths and continue to grow as an athlete. I plan to learn to communicate as a coach and to uphold what it means to be a positive member of the sailing community. I’m excited to be in an environment where I will be challenged.” said Mahoney.

Congratulations Maya!


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AUGUST 12, 2023 — or any day good for adventure

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Thank you for your financial support

Please consider a donation to help us with the expense of creating programs for 2023. The Women’s Sailing Foundation is a 501(3)(c) charitable organization. Direct your donation to the Women’s Sailing Foundation, AdventureSail® or the Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship fund. Thank you!

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