March 14-15 2014 Diesel Engine Workshop for Women in New Bedford, MA
This is another great weekend to learn with other women the basics of maintaining a diesel engine. We’ll spend the two days together, sharing experiences and gaining confidence to move beyond our comfort zone.
The group is small – only 15 tops – The deadline has been extended so don’t delay to get in on this special event for women. >>Click here
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June 7th – 13th Women's Sailing Conference at the Corinthian Yacht Club, Marblehead, MA.
We are returning to the format of prior years – full day of workshops on and off the water.
WHO: Women sailors of all abilities
WHAT: An all day conference on recreational sailing and cruising for women. Learn some basics or enhance your skill levels through a variety of seminars and workshops on land and on the water. Meals are included. Raffles and a silent auction will benefit the Women’s Sailing Foundation.
WHERE: Corinthian Yacht Club, One Nahant Street, Marblehead, Massachusetts
WHEN: Saturday, June 7, 2014
WHY: The 2014 Women’s Sailing Conference, a program of the National Women’s Sailing Association, will enrich the lives of women through education and improved access to the sport of sailing. Sailing is multi-dimensional, providing opportunities to develop skills and confidence in everything from boat handling and safety to navigation and teamwork.
Registration will be available in early spring.
Inaugural Marine Electrical Workshop Well Received
Beth Burlingame lead a terrific interactive workshop on February 9th at the Quonset Davisville Navy Yacht Club. Eight women from New Jersey to Maine came together to pick up tools to learn wire gauge size, strip and crimp the wires. After lunch the women teamed up to hook up the GPS to the radio and make it all work when the switch was thrown. High fives for everyone.
Elaine Lembo, Deputy Editor, of Cruising World magazine attended. Elaine’s article captures the mood and zest of the day. Read Elaine's article here.
NEW! Ahoy! AdventureSail® Graduates!
2014 Tall Ship Scholarship for AdventureSail® Graduates on board the Denis Sullivan.
The Women's Sailing Foundation (WSF) is pleased to announce a partnership with Sisters Under Sail for a unique opportunity for a teenage girl in 2014. >>Read more...
Visit the Scholarship page for more information and application. >>Click for info
NEW! Our annual newsletter is packed with great photos and stories of what NWSA and the Foundation have accomplished in the year 2013. Of course, we’ve included stories of other women’s events, women achievers and a few books to keep you going during the winter. >>Click here
Most recent 2013 AdventureSail® event.
For earlier AdventureSail® events this year, click on the Activities button to the left.
AdventureSail® August 13, 2013 Racine, WI
On Tuesday, August 13, 2013 AdventureSail® 2013 was offered to girls age 7-17, by the Racine Yacht Club in cooperation with Girls Inc. and the Women's Sailing Foundation. >>Read more...
Fun Regatta for Women
Fabulous event for 18 women at Courageous Sailing Center, Tuesday, July 9th.
University of New Hampshire Sailing Coach, Diana Weidenbacker, did a superb job of capturing and holding the women’s attention from start to finish.
"Extending Your Range” at the 12th Women's Sailing Conference
What a fantastic day 65 women had at the Corinthian Yacht Club on June 1st with moderator, Beth Leonard, Technical Director of BoatUS, and panelists Capt. Nancy Erley and Capt. Sharon Renk-Greenlaw and other very experienced women sailors leading workshops. We thank BoatUS and all our sponsors. We’ll have more information and pictures later.
Do you want to be part of a national non-profit organization that focuses on improving the lives of women and girls through education and sailing? Do you have a skill - event planning, fundraising , public relations, or secretarial – that you’re willing to put to volunteer work? If so, consider being a member of the board of directors of the Women's Sailing Foundation.
We are a working board. And while keeping the organization moving forward and getting more women involved in sailing, you will be giving back to the sport you enjoy.