Flotillas for Women
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In the spring of 2017, the National Women’s Sailing Association hosted a women’s sailing flotilla in the idyllic waters of the Exumas. We offered both fully-provisioned and captained boats as well as bareboats, so there was something for every skillset and budget. The trip included group events, chart briefings, the camaraderie of a great group of women sailors, and of course sailing and adventuring in one of the most beautiful spots on earth!
The Exuma Islands is one of the prettiest chains in the Bahamas. It is known for its shimmering aquamarine waters, endless beaches, natural beauty, friendly people and beautiful anchorages. NWSA partnered with Edana Long, then owner of the Sailing Academy of Florida & Bahamas to operate this unique event. Captain Edana Long holds a USCG 100ton Master’s License and has logged more than 40 Gulf Stream crossings and 50,000 sea miles spanning her sailing career. In addition to having extensive knowledge of the best spots in the Exumas she has also been named ASA Instructor of the Year. The participants had plenty of opportunity to enhance sailing skills with mentoring from Edana.
Participants sailed on either an all-inclusive catamaran or monohull, or a bareboat monohull. The all-inclusive package was perfect to sail and learn from a USCG certified woman captain or those looking to kick back and relax. The bareboat was designed for the hands-on sailors with more choices in provisioning. Regardless of the boat, all the women enjoyed group activities, meals, chart briefings and received instruction and support when needed.
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