Women’s Sailing Conference Scheduled

The 2011 Women's Sailing Conference will again be held at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead.

The National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) will hold the 10th Annual Women’s Sailing Conference on Saturday, June 4, at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts. BoatUS is the event’s primary sponsor. The conference is designed to enhance skills in recreational sailing through seminars on the water, on the dock and in the classroom.

Topics include:

  • Charting is one of the many topics covered at the conference.

    Introduction to sailing

  • Sail trim
  • Spinnakers
  • Crew overboard
  • Operating a motorboat
  • Knots
  • Charting
  • Suddenly single-handed
  • Diesel engine troubleshooting
  • Introduction to weather
  • Understanding wind
  • Marine medicine
  • Emergency seamanship
Attendees will also get to practice emergency seamanship skills.

The event’s featured speaker will be NWSA founder Doris Colgate, Chief Executive Officer and President of Offshore Sailing School. Colgate has received many awards, including the Betty Cook Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award from Boating Magazine, the International Women in Boating Award for her work in the marine industry and the BoatUS/NWSA Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award for seeking new ways to introduce women and girls to sailing.

The conference includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, dinner and raffle prizes.

Registration fee:

  • Diesel troubleshooting can be fun!

    NWSA members: $115

  • Non-members: $150 for ($15 additional after May 20)

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Introduction to sailing.