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Flag Officers

The Board is made up of five Flag Officer positions (Commodore, Vice Commodore, Rear Commodore, Secretary, and Treasurer) and up to five additional board members are Directors.


Shancy Holland, Commodore

Shancy started sailing in the 90's on Lake Minnetonka when an opportunity to race came her way on a Ranger 23. She joined OWSA in 2009 and has served in a variety of volunteer roles supporting technology for OWSA and has served on the Board for the past two years. She loves being on the water and gets out as often as possible on her Catalina 22. In 2019, Shancy had the opportunity to race on a Martin 24 on the Columbia River with an amazing skipper and crew and looks forward to continuing to race as opportunities arise. 


Jen Wiseman, Vice Commodore

Jen didn't grow up sailing, but always knew she wanted to experience sailing.  When she joined OWSA in October of 2017 all of that changed.  In 2018 she served as the Class Registrar and also participated in the BOAST program.  She learned to sail that year and will never look back. In 2019 Jen stepped up to serve as the Education Director and she is currently serving as the Vice Commodore. She is grateful to be of service to such an amazing sailing community. 


Delona Lang, Rear Commodore

Delona came to the OWSA Board by volunteering for our Membership Chair position. Having previously held the Vice Commodore and Commodore position, she will be completing her Rear Commodoreship with the 2020 sailing season.

"I enjoy the sailing life! From a typhoon at sea on Guam as a kid, to Sunfish and Hobie Cats as a teen, then larger boats as an adult, I have had a taste of The Dream. I am now finally learning the points of sail and the "proper" names for all those parts of the boat through OWSA. And I invite you to come join us. No other organization offers the welcome, affordability and opportunity that OWSA does. If you have The Dream, follow it here!"


Carin Berg, Secretary

OWSA has opened the door to the joys of Sailing. Joining in 2015, I took all classes OWSA offered which created a solid foundation for many adventures over the years. Thrilled to give back to this powerful network of Sailing Sisters,  I previously served as Secretary in 2016-7, was Event manager for Set Sail for a Cause, and an adult leader with Sea Scouts ship Sunsail. Volunteering has been a fantastic way to build many friendships in the Portland Community. Friendships that have fostered invitations to sail SYSCO races on Merit 25, CYC Offshore on J105, and Columbia River long distance racing on a Beneteau and S2. The journey continues with repairing and learning to sail my beautiful boat, s/v Grey Riesling a 30' S2 8.0c. I look forward to learning your journey, and help to find ways OWSA can support your sailing goals.  


Tanya Seely, Treasurer

I have lived most of my life in the Pacific Northwest. I have always loved being around water. Growing up if I was not on horseback, I was in my neighbor's swimming pool! Later I spent my summers with friends on the Willamette river water skiing and wake boarding. Most recently I have discovered sailing. I was enchanted so I looked for ways to be able to continue sailing. I learned about OWSA while shopping at West Marine. I thought that OWSA was exactly what I was looking for and I joined soon after. I have been an OWSA member for three years now.



Thank you to the amazing Commodores that have provided vision and leadership to OWSA over the years:

2019     Delona Lang

2018     Tressa Yellig

2017     MC Rydzewski

2016     April Deines

2015     Dondi Kathman

2014     Ashley Patterson

2013     Ellen Van Rossum

2012     Susan Gierga

2011     Kitty Church

2010     Wendy Hatchadourian

2009     Julia Tucker

2008     Edie Felix

2007     Cathie Dluehosh

2006     Susan Estes

2004     Sue Johnson

2003     Donna Mac

2002     Mary Stupi Brocks

2001     Mary Woiccak

2000     Linda Wanitschek

1999     Alice Patten

1998     Cheryl McNaughton

1997     Gail Taylor

1996     Susan Burns

1995     Sherry Robinson

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