2024 National Women’s Sailing Conference


New Orleans, Louisiana is the chosen sailing ground for the 2024 National Women’s Sailing Association Conference to be held June 8th. The event will be held at historic Southern Yacht Club (SYC). A member of Gulf Yachting Association and established in 1849, SYC is the second oldest yacht club in New Orleans. The facility proudly overlooks Lake Pontchartrain, part of the largest estuary on the Gulf Coast. The lake, about 40 miles wide, expands 24 miles from the North toward the city on the Southern shore with stunning views of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, the longest continuous bridge in the world. The Club underwent a considerable rebuild in 2009 after suffering damage from Hurricane Katrina.

We are excited to be able to present our workshops for attendees in the SYC’s hospitable indoor classrooms, decks and facility grounds. We are also pleased to offer on-the-water workshops out of Community Sailing New Orleans, which is just a short walk from SYC. CSNO offers programs for adults, youth and adaptive sailing. Come to the conference, then stay an extra day to practice on one of their sailboats for rent!

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.


It takes many crew to make a ship sail smoothly. We need you to help us safely navigate our way to a successful event. Please, consider joining us as an instructor, volunteer or sponsor.  To learn more and apply, find the link buttons below. We welcome you aboard.


We are so grateful for the continued support of our sponsors. Each year we are able to offer more opportunities for companies, organizations, brands and individuals to reach a targeted audience of women sailing enthusiasts. Find out more how you can get exposure at our conference below.

Thank You To our 2023 Sponsors

You Make Us Smile!

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

BoatUS, Dig Down Media, Alexander-Ryan Marine Safety, US Sailing, J/Boats, Narragansett Sailing School, Gail Hine presents Sailing Convention for Women, Barton Marine US, Vida Rose Coaching Services, American Sailing Association, Tumbleweed Sailing, Spinsheet Magazine, Sailing and Boating LLC, The Sailing Channel TV, Forespar, Matthew Cohen Photography, North U, Sailrite, NauticEd, Offshore Sailing School, Mustang Survival , Somand, Bluewater Sailing