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28th Annual SCYA Women's Sailing Convention Is the Place to Learn

"Going Up the Mast" is just one of the topics covered at the SCYA Women's Sailing Convention in Corona Del Mar.
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CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., November 1, 2016 – Where do women sailors go to learn? The Southern California Yachting Association will hold its 28th Annual Women's Sailing Convention on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, California. The daylong, ladies-only series of shore- and boat-based workshops offer everyone from beginners to experts a welcoming environment to learn more about all topics sailing. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has been the event’s primary sponsor since its inception.

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

Attendees select a combination of workshops that best fit their interests and abilities. Course instructors are top women sailors from all over Southern California, many of whom are US Coast Guard (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, and Offshore Cruising. Introduction to Sailing and Racing are taught aboard Harbor 20s.

To top off the event, the evening’s feature speaker will be Captain Alison Osinski, a USCG 100-ton licensed captain who has taught boat-handling skills, safety, navigation, coastal piloting and charting at the event for many years. Also a boat-delivery captain, Osinski takes groups day sailing, fishing, whale watching and on sunset and Channel Islands cruises. She is currently the principal-owner of Aquatic Consulting Services, located in Avalon, California, which specializes in aquatic risk management and aquatic facility design, management and operation.

The convention fee of $215 includes workshops, breakfast, lunch, dinner, souvenirs and handouts. Prepaid registrations are required as space is limited to approximately 220 attendees. To obtain a reservation form, email gail@scya.org or call 951-677-8121. Bookings can be made online at www.womenssailingconvention.com.

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