NEWPORT BEACH (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — The 29th Annual Sailing Convention for Women is scheduled on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona del Mar.
Presented by Gail Hine, the daylong, ladies-only series of shore and boat-based workshops offer everyone from beginners to experts a welcoming environment to learn more about sailing.
“The convention gives women an opportunity to meet other women sailors, discuss options for more racing, cruising and daysailing and find out about existing women’s sailing organizations in their area,” Hine said.
Attendees select a combination of workshops that best fit their interests and abilities. Course instructors are top women sailors many of whom are Coast Guard licensed captains.
Workshops include: Welcome Aboard for beginners; 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Went Cruising; Weather Wisdom; Galley Diva; Dabble in Diesels; Marine Navigation 101; IPAD Navigation; Beyond Bandaids and Much More; Maintenance Mania; How to Heave a Line; Knot Know-How; Emergency Equipment; Easy Electrical Education; Southern California Coastal Cruising; DIY Canvas Basics; Going Up The Mast; Basic Rules of Racing; Strategy & Tactics; Night Navigation; Dinghy Dos & Do Nots; Winch Wizardry; Suddenly Singlehanded; Rigging Spinnakers; and, Sail Trim Basics.
To top off the event, the featured speaker at dinner is Deneen Taylor, a lifelong sailor and Aerospace Engineer for NASA’s International Space Station Program.
The “early bird” registration fee from Dec. 10 to 31 is $200. Registration between Jan. 1 and 27, 2018 is $225. Late Registration received after Jan. 27, 2018 is $250. The convention fee includes workshops, breakfast, lunch, dinner, souvenirs and handouts.
Prepaid registration is required as space is limited to approximately 250 attendees, Hine said.
For more information, go to sailingconventionforwomen.com or email Hine at firstname.lastname@example.org; Hine can also be reached via phone at 951-677-8121.
Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club photo