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No Pressure Learning At Women's Sailing Conference, June 6
Held at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA
MARBLEHEAD, MA, April 16, 2009 -- Whether one is new to sailing or looking to sharpen racing starts or navigation skills, the eighth annual Women's Sailing Conference has something for everyone as the event returns to Corinthian Yacht Club in scenic Marblehead, MA, on Saturday, June 6.
The all-day workshops specifically for women are sponsored by BoatUS and organized by the National Women's Sailing Association. Topics include introduction to sailing and racing, diesel engine troubleshooting, boat systems, knots, electronic navigation, crew overboard, mooring ins and outs, suddenly single-handed, galley cuisine and more. During lunch there will be a demonstration on how to deploy a life raft as well as instruction on inflatable life jackets.
The conference includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, handouts, and a gala dinner with a guest speaker and raffle prizes.
"This is a fun, relaxed training opportunity for women boaters at any level," said Elaine Dickinson, who heads the women’s outreach effort for BoatUS “Even seasoned sailors learn something new or work on a special skill, and have a great time too. Our host, the Corinthian Yacht Club, let the women take over the club for the day and everything’s first class.”
The cost is $115 for NWSA members and $150 for non-members ($15 additional after May 22). The event is limited to 150, and usually sells out. For details or to register go to WomenSailing.org or call 401-682-2064. An online registration form is available.
BoatUS also sponsors two West Coast women’s sailing seminars, the BoatUS Santa Maria Cup, and offers an informational women's boating Web site at BoatUS.com/women.
BoatUS – Boat Owners Association of The United States – is the nation’s leading advocate for recreational boaters providing its 600,000 members with government representation, programs and money saving services. For membership information visit www.BoatUS.com or call 800-395-2628.