Women’s Sailing Convention set for Feb. 7

Women’s Sailing Convention set for Feb. 7

NEWPORT BEACH — The Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA), will hold its 26th Annual Women’s Sailing Convention on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club. This event is open to all women interested in sailing from beginners to experts.

Attendees can select from a combination of workshops in areas that best fits their interest and ability, such as: Welcome Aboard (for beginners); Diesels, Going Up the Mast; Introduction to Racing; Tactics; Docking; Overboard Procedures; Suddenly Singlehanded Interactive; Weather; Sail Trim; Basic Navigation, Maintenance Mania; DIY Canvas Projects; How to Heave a Line; Nighttime Sailing & Navigation; Hassel-Free Heads; Spinnaker Rigging, Offshore Cruising; and, Introduction to Sailing. The WSC Race Starts (BCYC) will be held in Harbor 20’s. All of the workshops are presented by top women sailors from around Southern California, many of whom are Coast Guard-licensed captains.

The featured dinner quest speaker will be one of the world’s top yacht racing photographers, Sharon Green. For more than 30 years she has captured the pinnacle of the sport in venues around the globe for the Ultimate Sailing Calendar and international publications. Green will review the highlights of 30 Years of Ultimate Sailing, including her experience photographing eight America’s Cup campaigns.

According to event director Gail Hine, “This event gives women an opportunity to meet many other women sailors, find out about existing women’s sailing organizations in their area, instructional programs available, and many other areas of interest for those who would like to do more — racing, cruising and day sailing. We have something meaningful for everyone. For those who are already involved but desire more, we will offer some new areas of inspiration and instruction along with excellent networking opportunities.”

The convention fee of $200 includes workshops, breakfast, lunch, dinner, souvenirs and handouts.

To obtain a required prepaid-reservation form, contact Gail Hine at (951) 677-8121, email gail@scya.org or visit womenssailingconvention.com.

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