2024 National Women’s Sailing Association Conference

EVENT IS SATURDAY JUNE 8, 2024

Member Registration starts March 1st, 2024

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 14, 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 15 – JUNE 3 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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*Registration Fees are still being determined

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.

GET INVOLVED!

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.

BECOME A SPONSOR

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.

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

Thank You To Our 2024 Conference Sponsors

Our Title Sponsor

Admiral Sponsors
Captain Sponsors
Skipper Sponsors
Crew Sponsors
Our Valued Supporters

Thank You To our 2023 Sponsors. You MaDe Us Smile!

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