Women Sailing on the Columbia
Organized in 1994 by local women sailors, OWSA promotes women’s sailing through education and practical experience. Our members are business owners, artists, managers, lawyers, clerks, stay-at-home moms, writers and educators — name a profession, talent, or interest, and you will find an OWSA member in that field. Our members have all levels of sailing experience, from newbies to experts. Joining OWSA gives you access to sailing opportunities throughout the Northwest. At any given time we also have friends and members out sailing the deep blue, blogging, posting and sharing their adventures with us here on the Columbia.
Come sail on Saturday, 1-27-18! The format of the special sails has been pretty casual. Keep the day open until you hear from your skipper. Each skipper states their own sail plan. It has generally been in the 12-1pm range for a start time, and we get back in before dark, for a ballpark on timing. If the conditions look better for a different time, you have to be flexible. Check the wind conditions
Published 6:07am on 23 Jan 2018
What an opportunity! Gain the on-the-water experience needed to become an intermediate sailor by participating in OWSA's BOAST program (Boat Owner And Skipper Training). This two-year program pairs beginning sailors with more experienced women sailors to learn rigging, outboard motor handling, docking, sailing, and boat maintenance on a boat from OWSA's fleet. During the second year of participation, women develop the confidence and skill to be a skipper and sail
Published 3:16pm on 9 Jan 2018
Come join us for our upcoming sailing classes. All classes that are currently available are on the website, go to owsa.net to the calendar to book a class, and keep an eye out for upcoming classes that may still be scheduled throughout the year. We appreciate all of our instructors and are excited for everyone to get out on the water!
Published 9:52pm on 15 Dec 2017
Come join the fun and volunteer at our booth at the Portland Boat Show! Contact Elaine Ginader at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and directions to sign up!
Published 8:01am on 25 Nov 2017
It's time to renew your membership! Please go to http://owsa.net/renew to register and pay. And please update your contacts and interests so we can invite you to play!
Published 5:41am on 15 Nov 2017
Come join us for the last Fireside of the year to meet other members and to learn about OWSA.
Published 12:17am on 16 Oct 2017