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SCYA Women's Sailing Convention Kicks Off Feb. 5

Author Janna Cawrse Esarey will detail her wry tale of two-and-a-half years at sea at the SCYA Women's Sail Convention Saturday, Feb. 5 at Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club.
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 CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., January 26, 2011 -- The premier sailing convention for women is set to launch on Saturday, February 5th at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, CA. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is primary sponsor of the 22nd Annual Women's Sailing Convention, presented by the Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA).

The event is open to all women from novices to experts and the 2011 program is packed with workshops to choose from — both on and off the water — including: Welcome Aboard (for beginners); Intro to Sailing; Basic Navigation; Docking; Nighttime Sailing and Navigation (new for 2011); Suddenly Single-Handed Interactive; Overboard Procedures; Sail Trim; Offshore Cruising; Intro to Racing; and Tactics, among others. Top women sailors from all over Southern California, many of them US Coast Guard-licensed captains, present all of the workshops.
"This is a great event for women to learn and ask every question they have always wanted an answer to in a very relaxed learning environment,” said Gail Hine, the event’s organizer.
The featured dinner guest speaker will be Janna Cawrse Esarey, author of The Motion of the Ocean: One Small Boat, Two Average Lovers and a Woman’s Search for the Meaning of Wife. Esarey will recount her two-and-a-half years at sea with wry humor, keen observations and descriptions vivid enough to satisfy the most seasoned traveler.
This year’s participation is limited to only about 275 attendees. Registration is $170 which includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, all workshops, handouts, and a souvenir. To find out more or to register, go to or contact Gail Hine at phone 951-677-8121 or E-mail For more information on women in boating, go to