2024 National Women’s Sailing Association Conference

Registration is Now Closed

For 25 years NWSA has been hosting a full day of on land and on-the-water hands-on workshops for women sailors of all levels. All workshops are led by highly competent and enthusiastic women sail instructors and captains.

We are currently tirelessly putting the final touches on the programming for the event in June and will be making the Official Conference Website live soon!

A sneak peak: there will be workshops in sewing canvas and sail repair, how to read a chart, how to go up a mast safely and how to avoid mishaps and mayhem just to name a few.

And then, of course, you’ll have a chance to get out on the water! Whether you are an absolute beginner or you are working on your race start strategy, the coaches are highly qualified and eager to share sailing with you!

Historic New Orleans, Louisiana is the chosen sailing ground for the 2024 National Women’s Sailing Association Conference presented by Allstate Sugar Bowl.

The event will be held at historic Southern Yacht Club (SYC) with support from Community Sailing New Orleans, a member of Gulf Yachting Association and established in 1849. SYC is the second oldest yacht club in the United States.

The facility overlooks Lake Pontchartrain, part of the largest estuary on the Gulf Coast. The lake, about 26 navigable miles wide, expands 24 miles from the north toward the City on the southern shore with stunning views of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway – longest continuous span over water in the world. The Club underwent a considerable rebuild in 2009 after suffering damage from Hurricane Katrina.

MEMBERS

REGISTRATION OPEN
MARCH 1 – 15, 2024

Members benefit from receiving a big discount on the conference fee price as well as being first in line to choose the workshops selections.

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EARLY BIRD

REGISTRATION OPEN
MARCH 16 – APRIL 15, 2024

Members benefit from receiving a big discount on the conference fee price as well as being first in line to choose the workshops selections.

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GENERAL

REGISTRATION OPEN
APRIL 16 – JUNE 4 2024

Members benefit from receiving a big discount on the conference fee price as well as being first in line to choose the workshops selections.

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Lake Pontchartrain

Only 20 minutes from the French Quarter, the Lake is home to the Lake Pontchartrain Women’s Sailing Association, New Orleans Municipal Yacht Harbor, and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation.

During your stay, take in the multicultural cuisine and sounds of NOLA, visit the many museums, 3 lighthouses, music venues and more.

Women at the National Women's Sailing Conference at Sail Newport on June 3, 2023

Thank You To Our 2024 Conference

Title Sponsor

Admiral Sponsor
Captain Sponsor
Skipper Sponsors
Crew Sponsors
Our in-kind Supporters

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 Sponsorships@womensailing.org

VISIT THE 2024 CONFERENCE WEBSITE TODAY!

Explore the workshops. Meet the instructors.

Join us at Southern Yacht Club, June 8th 2024.

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