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Women Sailing on the Columbia

COME SAIL WITH OWSA IN 2020!

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.

Latest news

Lighting the Morrison Bridge for Breast Cancer

BREAST CANCER ORGANIZATIONS UNITE TO TURN MORRISON BRIDGE PINK FOR  BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH VANCOUVER, WA and PORTLAND, OR (October XX, 2020) Local, passionate breast cancer fighting organizations have joined together to turn the Morrison Bridge PINK during this Octobers Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since large-scale events cannot be held right now, the goal is to show a very visual reminder about the importance of breast health, screening More »

Published 1:54pm on 19 Oct 2020

Annual Meeting

It was great to see so many members at the Annual Meeting this year!  Even though we couldn't meet in person, the technology worked well for the virtual meeting and online voting.  Thank you to Vice Commodore Jen for chairing the nominating committee and facilitating the Annual Meeting.  It has been a challenging year due to the Covid, but thanks to our amazing team of volunteers, we worked to provide as many sailing programs and More »

Published 6:16am on 16 Oct 2020

Cant get enough?? Have a good set of warm clothes?

Sailing on Sunday is starting early!! CYC invites all interested skippers and crew to participate in a for fun race series on the Columbia River between the I-5 and I-205 bridges. New sailors and racers are especially encouraged to join.  This is a multiple week series with one race scheduled each Sunday. This casual race series was started as an excuse for sailors to get out on the water through the More »

Published 10:47pm on 17 Sep 2020

Outboard Motor issues?

If your engine wont start, or your having trouble, check out this article sent by Gail! Good read!  Outboard issues - READ ME!!! More »

Published 4:59pm on 24 Jun 2020

Weather or Not!?!

Below are some links that Chief Meteorologist, Natasha Stenbock shared with us after her informative talk at our June 10, General Meeting regarding weather in relation to sailing and forecasting tips.  University of Washington Marine Forecast & Tides: NWS-Portland Surface Charts - Ocean Prediction Center National Weather Service - Jet Stream Natasha also left the following note relating to More »

Published 7:54pm on 16 Jun 2020

Thank You Community Skippers

Thank you to our OWSA Community Skippers who graciously share their time, knowledge, boats and passion for sailing!  Many of our Community Skippers have taken ladies out sailing for over a decade and we appreciate and value all of our Community Skippers feedback on how we can achieve our program goals safely.  We had many Community Skippers attend a panel discussion yesterday to share their perspective on sailing during these uncertain times: Scott Stevenson More »

Published 2:13pm on 14 May 2020

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Dec 9

6:30pm - General Meeting - Holiday Part…

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