Sailing Convention for Women

Published on September 7th, 2017

The 2018 Sailing Convention for Women will be held February 3 at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, CA. The daylong, ladies-only series of shore-and-boat-based workshops offer beginners to experts a welcoming environment to learn more about all topics sailing.

“The Convention gives women an opportunity to meet other women sailors, discuss options for more racing, cruising and day sailing, find out about existing women’s sailing organizations in their area as well as instructional programs available,” said Convention creator/director Gail Hine. “We have something meaningful for everyone.”

Course instructors are top women sailors from all over Southern California, many of whom are USCG Licensed Captains. Workshops include: Welcome Aboard for beginners, Diesels, Going Up the Mast, Introduction to Power Boating, Race Tactics, Docking, Suddenly Singlehanded, Weather, Sail Trim, Basic Navigation, Electronic Navigation, Maintenance Mania, DIY Canvas Projects, How to Heave a Line, Nighttime Sailing and Navigation, Winch Workshop, Spinnaker Rigging, Offshore Cruising, and Introduction to Sailing.

The featured speaker at dinner is Deneen Taylor, an Aerospace Engineer for NASA’s International Space Station Program. A life-long sailor and certified SCUBA diver, she owns a Hobie Cat and crews on J-boats in Galveston Bay, TX. Six years ago she co-founded Mantus Anchors, a fast-growing marine supply company bringing innovative solutions to boaters.

The convention registration fee of $200.00 (early bird) includes workshops, breakfast, lunch, dinner, souvenirs and handouts. Prepaid-registrations are required as space is limited to approximately 250. To obtain a reservation form, email gail@sailingconventionforwomen or call 951-677-8121. Bookings can be made online at on/after December 10, 2017.

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