History

Doris Colgate, President of Offshore Sailing School, founded the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) in 1990. The mission of the association was to provide opportunities for women to learn and enhance their sailing skills and have fun and meet others at the same time. The mission has not changed. Our programs, such as the Take the Helm® conferences and our hands-on workshops, such as the Diesel Engine Workshops, Introduction to Navigation, various workshops in Marblehead, MA., North Kinsgstown, RI and elsewhere, have provided the opportunity for thousands of women to do just that. NWSA a program of the Women’s Sailing Foundation.