Southern California Yachting Association has just announced the 2013 Women’s Sailing Convention Program. The 2013 Convention is the 24th edition of the For Women, by Women event, dedicated to building up proficiency, friendship, and knowledge of sailing for women.
The February 2 Meetings, will be conducted at Newport Beach’s Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club. The speakers at the Convention, most of who are licensed USCG Captains, will cover virtually every aspect of sailing. The Convention will feature over 25 Seminars, including both classroom and on-the-water activities.
Led by Gail Hine, long time Director of the Convention, the format will help women sailors of all skill levels increase both knowledge and self-confidence on the water. Convention attendees will also have an opportunity to meet and listen to Katie Pettibone, veteran America’s Cup and Volvo Round the world Sailor.
The format of the Convention allows participants to select workshops based upon their skill and interest levels. These workshops include:
· Welcome Aboard (for beginners)
· Going Up the Mast
· Introduction to Racing
· Overboard Procedures
· Sail Trim
· Basic Navigation
· Nighttime Sailing and Navigation
· Hassle-Free Heads
· Spinnaker Rigging
· Offshore Cruising
· Introduction to Sailing
Director Hine stated “We 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.”
The Workshops and Dinner costs $185.00. Participation is limited to 250 women. The registration fees include three meals, all workshop activities, souvenirs and handouts.
For more information and registration materials, contact Gail Hines (Gail@scya.org)