Women Sailors Unite to Learn; SCYA Sailing Convention
On February 4, 2012
The premier sailing convention for women will take place on Saturday, February 4th at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, California. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is primary sponsor of the Southern California Yachting Association’s (SCYA) 23rd Annual Women’s Sailing Convention.
The event, centered around a series of on-and-off-the-water educational workshops, is open to all women sailors from novices to experts. Workshop topics include: Welcome Aboard (for beginners); Diesels; Hints & Hazards of World Wide Cruising; Pirates and the Cruising Sailor; Dinghy Do’s and Don’ts; Introduction to Racing; Tactics; Docking; Overboard Procedures; Suddenly Singlehanded Interactive; Weather; Sail Trim; Basic Navigation; Spinnaker Rigging; Offshore Cruising; and, Introduction to Sailing; and more. Top women sailors from all over Southern California; many of them US Coast Guard-licensed captains; present all of the workshops. “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,” said Gail Hine, the event’s organizer. “We’ll 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.”