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Women Sailing on the Columbia

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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.

Latest news

Sail #13 August 21 Sign-ups Open!

Wednesday Night Sail #13 is next Wednesday, 5:30pm show up, August 21, 2019. Want to come out? Use your login at owsa.net, click on the calendar and sign up for the sail. Leave a note for anything you think I should know. Consider giving back to WNS, and our community skippers. LOL: Labor of Love. It will be organized just like a sail; your "crew" will help a community skipper More »

Published 11:51pm on 16 Aug 2019

Sail A Dinghy Day UPDATE!!!

Update from Willamette Sailing Club. Low or no wind predicted for Saturday afternoon! Bring water toys to play on, a potluck dish and your best sailing stories to share with friends, new and old! Come welcome guests Sharon Sites Adam, first woman to sail the Pacific Ocean solo; Nancy Erley, captain of two world circumnavigations; Becky Huseby, member of the first all women's team to race the Pacific Cup; Mary Hartel who double More »

Published 8:30pm on 16 Aug 2019

LOL Labor of Love!

Let's show our love to the boats we sail on! Two hours of simple maintenance on our community boats. Potential to sail afterwards. When the sign-ups open September 2, you sign up like a normal WNS "crew" and then the skipper will say a time, for about 2 hours in the afternoon on Saturday, September 7th to perform some basic maintenance on their boat. OWSA Fleet BOAST boats will also be included! More »

Published 2:36pm on 14 Aug 2019

WNS Upcoming Sails!

Last WNS (Actual Sail): August 21st. WNS Raft-up: August 28th. LOL Labor of Love, Saturday September 7th. OWSA members show their appreciation for our community skippers and can come out to wash and wax your boat, or other useful maintenance for two hours. Potential to sail afterwards. Early afternoon. Invite comes out 5 days beforehand. Where does the summer sailing season go? Whoosh! More »

Published 5:51am on 9 Aug 2019

Come join us for our August General Meeting

Come join us for our August General Meeting at PYC located at 1241 NE Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97211. Oh the Places You'll Go! Adventures in Marine Science, Education and Boating presented by Jenny East Becoming the Porta-potty Princess (Marine biology, boats, and environmental education) Overview of some ocean/water issues in Oregon Considering our waterways while boating There is a bar onsite, so no outside alcohol will be allowed. More »

Published 4:08am on 22 Jun 2019

Commodore Corner

Hello World 2019, When people ask my why I joined the Oregon Women's Sailing Association, I say it is because I just want to sail. But in reality, it is much more than that. Our vision at OWSA is to empower women on the water and contribute to the growth of the Portland sailing community. At OWSA, we are ambassadors for the advancement of sailing. OWSA offers many fibers to More »

Published 12:00am on 3 Aug 2018

Upcoming events

Aug 21

(WNS) Wednesday Night Sail #13

Let's Sail!
Aug 28

(WNS) RAFT-UP (4:30 Departure…

Let's Sail!
Aug 28

(WNS) RAFT-UP (5:30 Departure…

Let's Sail!
Aug 28

(WNS) RAFT-UP (6:00 Departure…

Let's Sail!
Sep 7

(WNS) LOL: Labor of Love!

Let's show our love to the boats we sail on! Two
Sep 11

General Meeting

Come join us for our September General Meeting at PYC located
Sep 14

OWSA “Crazy Wigs” Beer Can Rac…

INVITATION : The OCSA member clubs are pleased
Sep 17

Sailing Fundamentals-Fall » Class #1

Sailing Basics 4 week Fall
Sep 24

Sailing Fundamentals-Fall » Class #2

Sailing Fundamentals 4 week Fall
Oct 1

Sailing Fundamentals-Fall » Class #3

Sailing Fundamentals (For Women Only)
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