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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.

Latest news

Special Saturday April 21 Cancelled

Due to a conflict with OWSA classes, the Saturday sail is canceled. Take a class! Wait for the Weds Night Sails starting in May! Come to the Meet the Skippers Meeting and learn about this great program to get women on the water all summer long. for questions

Published 4:08am on 13 Apr 2018

ISC Scholarship Winners!

To Learn More Visit:

Published 4:53pm on 12 Apr 2018

Team Sail Like a Girl

Available for 15 days so visit and shop! Lets support this amazing group of women! So excited to launch this campaign with Bonfire! Check out all the options and colors of these Team Sail Like A Girl tees, tanks, and hoodies! I hope you like them as much as we do because we need your help! This campaign will last only 15 days and will help us raise more money for our

Published 3:26pm on 10 Apr 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

Education Classes are now available for registration!!

Come join us for our upcoming sailing classes.  All classes that are currently available are on the website, go to 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

2018 Membership registration is now open!

It's time to renew your membership! Please go to 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

Upcoming events

April 18-21

Cool Maneuvers

Apr 21

Cool Maneuvers (On the Water D…

Cool Maneuvers (Women Only)
Apr 27

Registration Closes for Basic…

Registration Closes Today
Apr 30

OWSA Bylaws Information Sessio…

Come join us to discuss the bylaws of OWSA, be
May 1-22

Basic Sailing Fundamentals (B)…

May 1

Registration Closes for Spinna…

Registration Closes Today
May 1

Basic Sailing Fundamentals (B)…

Basic Sailing Fundamentals (Women Only)
May 2

May General Meeting - Meet the…

Come join us for our May Meeting at PYC located
May 5

Spinnaker Handling Basics (B)…

104 Spinnaker Handling Basics (Co-Ed)
May 8

Basic Sailing Fundamentals (B)…

Basic Sailing Fundamentals (Women Only)
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