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Women Sailing on the Columbia

Organized in 1994 by local women sailors, OWSA promotes opportunities for women to learn 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 no experience 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.

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Attention First Mate want to bees

There will be two hour training on two different days coming up in June for training as a first mate. Please join in on one or the other on Saturdays,June 1 or June 22nd. About two hours is all it takes and if you're interested please call Liv "Leev" at 714-305-5285 or email her at LivSailor@gmail.com . Not sure you qualify then check out the Sailing levels description attached we're looking for intermediate More »

Published 7:59pm on 21 May 2019

They are at it again!! Team Sail Like A Girl - R2AK!

Support our sailing sisters and get some cool swag! Check out the new store! Team Sail Like a Girl Swag! More »

Published 4:02pm on 16 May 2019

No Sail 5-29, but there is so much more to know!

No Sail 5-29, but there is so much more to know! Brews, Boats, and Bingo June 11. Check it out elsewhere on the OWSA page. Next is Dock Party! Sail and then go party on a dock. Or if time is tight, just meet us at the dock! We have a dock,we don't have a More »

Published 5:26pm on 19 Apr 2019

Sign up for the Sailing Fundamentals-Spring 4 week class!

Now is your chance to sign up for the 4 week Spring Sailing Fundamentals course . It begins next Tuesday and we still have space. Brush up on your skills before the summer sailing begins! https://owsa.net/event/282770 More »

Published 1:41am on 17 Apr 2019

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Boats, Bingo and Brews!

Date: June 11, 2019 Time: 6pm Location: Lagunitas Brewing Community Room, 237 NE Broadway St. #300, Portland, OR, 97232 Tickets are $20  Ticket includes one beer, one bingo ticket and pizza/drink. Additional Beer tickets are $5. Additional Bingo Cards are $5. Sponsorship opportunities available! Please contact Katie Drew with any questions, social@owsa.net or katiedrew@me.com. More »

Published 7:51pm on 6 Apr 2019

Registration is extended for Sailing Fundamentals 4 week Winter course---Pass it on!!!

Hello Ladies! Registration has been extended through March 25 , 2019  for the  Sailing Fundamentals 4 Week Course ! This is a wonderful course for anyone who wants to learn how to sail. Please see course description below and be sure to tell your friends! Sailing Fundamentals  (For Women Only) Members $100.00   Non-Members $125.00     Four More »

Published 5:19pm on 20 Mar 2019

Upcoming events

May 29

NO WNS

May 29

May Fireside New Member Orient…

Learn more about OWSA and how to get involved
May 30

Nauti Drinks

Produce Row Cafe - Outside
Jun 8

Spinnaker Handling Basics

104 Spinnaker Handling Basics
Jun 11

General Meeting - Boats, Bingo…

Come join us for our June General Meeting at LaGuanitas for
Jun 26

June Fireside New Member Orien…

Learn more about OWSA and how to get involved
Jul 13

General Meeting - Family Picni…

Come join us for our July Summer Family Picnic on the
July 23-27

Whitby Island Race Week

Check out Whidbey Island Race Week in Washington - it will
Aug 14

General Meeting

Come join us for our August General Meeting at PYC located
Aug 17

OWSA Free Sail-A-Dinghy Day an…

Come play on the Willamette and learn to sail a dinghy!
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