CORONA DEL MAR (Log News Service)—BoatUS announced on Oct. 15 that it has scheduled its 30th Sailing Convention for Women at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.
The convention, presented by Gail Hine, gives women an opportunity to meet other women sailors, discuss options for more cruising and day sailing, find out about existing women’s sailing organizations in their area as well as instructional programs available.
“We have something meaningful for everyone. One of our previous attendees enjoyed the program so much that said it was the best day of her life. We really try to make it that kind of experience for everyone,” said Hine, the convention’s director.
Sponsored by BoatUS and a host of other local businesses and marine-related companies, 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, Hine said.
Attendees can select a combination of workshops in areas that best fits their interest and ability. Workshops include: Welcome Aboard for Beginners, Diesels, Going Up the Mast, Docking, Suddenly Singlehanded, Weather, Sail Trim, Basic Navigation, Electronic Navigation, Electrical Systems, DIY Canvas Projects, How to Heave a Line, Nighttime Navigation, Winch Workshop, Spinnaker Rigging, Offshore Cruising, How to Avoid Mistakes, the Art of Motorsailing, and Introduction to Sailing.
Capping the event, the dinner’s featured speaker will be Haley Lhamon, a member of the 2018 eight-member team of women who won the 2018 R2AK. Known as one of the most challenging on water races in America that takes place over 750-miles of cold, treacherous waters up the famed Inside Passage to Alaska.
The early bird convention registration fee is $219, which increases $235 after Dec. 31.
The fee includes workshops, breakfast, lunch, dinner, souvenirs and handouts. Prepaid-registrations are required as space is limited to approximately 240 attendees. Hine said.
To obtain a reservation form, email gail@sailingconventionforwomen or call 951-677-8121. Bookings can be made online on or after Dec. 10 at SailingConventionforWomen.com.