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Women Sailing on the Columbia


OWSA promotes opportunities for women to learn sailing through education and practical experience. Our members are business owners, artists, managers, lawyers, 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. Our goal this year is to Engage, Encourage and Educate. Explore our website and learn how you can get on the water and access sailing opportunities in the Northwest.  So great to have an encouraging, collaborative group of ladies to sail with and share our common interest in sailing.

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2023 OWSA Membership Renewal Time!

All active OWSA members can now renew their membership for 2023 within the member portal. 1) Log in to your member portal through the website. 2) Find the My Renewals link under your portal home page and follow the instructions. Annual membership fee is $50. Renew your membership in December 2022 or January 2023 and be entered in a drawing for a prize! More »

Published 4:35am on 30 Nov 2022

Our Annual Meeting -- Welcome New Board Members

On Wednesday, October 12th we had our Annual Meeting at Rose City Yacht Club. This meeting covered the official business for OWSA for 2022: reports from the Board about each part of our organization and voting on new 2023 Board members.  Welcome our 2023 Board members: Melissa Cearlock, Sarah Knudsen, and Meredith Hall.  Check out the slideshow that was presented at the meeting! More »

Published 3:42am on 7 Nov 2022

Wednesday Night Sail WNS...

… building the OWSA community. As I look back on a successful 2022 WNS season I keep thinking how lucky we are to have OWSA. We had 14 VOLUNTEER skippers that participated this year for a total of 12 weeks of sails. One week we had 10 boats and 29 ladies going out. Thank you skippers! WNS is for everyone. Beginners come to start their sailing experience, meet people in OWSA and the sailing More »

Published 9:04pm on 7 Oct 2022

OWSA Fleet Open House - Saturday Oct 8th @ 2PM

Come and check out our club boats! Immediately after the New Member Orientation, we can tour our boats: Salud, Hoodview, and Picaroon. Two Ranger 20s and a Santana 22. We are so lucky to have these club boats! Learn how you can get a chance to sail them, too! Several programs include use of our boats. Saturday, October 10th, 2pm. McCuddies on Marine Drive Let Carisa know you're coming: fireside at-sign More »

Published 8:42pm on 3 Oct 2022

OWSA Members Participate in Gulf Island/San Juans Flotilla

As you may remember, back in January Julie Demaree sent out a notice asking if there was interest in joining a flotilla in the Gulf Islands in September. Well, there definitely was, and this September 9th through the 16th OWSA members chartered 5 sailboats out of San Juan Sailing in Bellingham, Washington to go a flotilla to the Gulf Islands in British Columbia. The members who chartered (and their sailboats) were: More »

Published 5:28am on 27 Sep 2022

Final Fireside 2022! New Members and others...See our Fleet! (Oct 8th)

Final Fireside 2022! It has been a great season, but it is always a great time to begin sailing -- the new member orientation will include a tour of the OWSA Fleet! Sign up to attend and figure out your sailing goals, learn a knot or two, and see how the club can work for you! All are invited, non, new, returning members that want to learn about how all the pieces fit More »

Published 3:38pm on 25 Sep 2022

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Dec 4

5:30pm - Holiday Party + Volunteer Appr…

OWSA Holiday Party
Jan 5

6:30pm - Cruising Program: How to Chart…

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