OWSA's mission is to make learning the art of sailing accessible to any woman who wants to learn. For this reason we keep our annual dues low. It is through the generosity of our amazing donors and sponsors that we are able to offer programs that present learning opportunities to our members.
Our Community Skippers - Boat Owners
We are very grateful for the many sailboat owners who give of their boats, time, and knowledge to help make our Wednesday Night Sails, races and sailing classes a success. We couldn't operate many of OWSA's programs without the engagement of our Community Skippers. The skippers knowledge and gracious donation of their time to teach sailing techniques is invaluable to OWSA.
A. Mazon & Associates
We are so grateful for the support Alison at A. Mazon & Associates has provided OWSA. She has gone above and beyond in supporting OWSA by inspecting boats, providing direction on boat maintenance and making a classroom available for classes at a reduced rate throughout the 2019/2020 education year.
Thank you to Columbia Crossing for providing free trailer storage for our two OWSA trailers!
Island Sailing Club
Island Sailing Club has generously donated memberships and classes for several years. Their annual donation enables OWSA members to improve skills, gain confidence, and get ASA certified. Each year up to four OWSA members are given scholarships through our ISC Scholarship Program that OWSA operates in partnership with Island Sailing Club.
Portland Yacht Club
Special thank you to PYC for hosting more than half of our OWSA General Meetings in 2019 and several in 2020. This is a beautiful location on the Columbia and we appreciate PYC extending an opportunity for OWSA to meet at this great location!
Willamette Sailing Club
Willamette Sailing Club has graciously offered their clubhouse to OWSA for use for a Dinghy day in the summer of 2019, committee meetings and the Holiday Party in 2019. Check out their Wednesday Happy Hours during the summer and enjoy this beautiful location on the Willamette River and network with other sailors.