After a three-year pandemic hiatus, the Sailing Convention for Women is back with expanded learning opportunities taking place at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona Del Mar, California on April 1, 2023.
Some of the workshop topics include Suddenly Singlehanded, Steer with the Sails, Intro to AIS, Avoid Mistakes & Mayhem, Prepare for Passage Making, Basic Navigation, and Docking.
“The Convention gives women an opportunity to meet other women sailors, discuss options for cruising, racing, and recreational sailing, and find out about women’s sailing organizations in their area, as well as instructional programs available,” said founder and producer, Gail Hine.
The Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has sponsored the event for nearly three decades. In addition to the workshops, the day-long event includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, souvenirs, raffle prize tickets, and session handouts.
At dinner, guest speaker Marie Rogers, the first black woman to serve as commodore at the historic Los Angeles Yacht Club, and the 2021 BoatUS/NWSA Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award honoree will share stories of inspiration and passion for sailing, She races today along the West Coast aboard Marie, a Nelson Marek 55.
Convention registration opens on February 1, 2023.
For more information go to sailingconventionforwomen.com.