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The Fleet

The OWSA Fleet: Calypte, Salud & Picaroon

The OWSA fleet is an important part of our club in helping with our mission to help more women learn to sail and keep them on the the water. We use these boats for our BOAST Program, for Wednesday Night Sails, for on-the-water classes and more.
Calypte in front of the Deck


Our newest arrival, Calypte is an Ericson 27 masthead rigged sloop. It boasts a roomier interior with up to 5 berths and more head room, but still has a tiller and outboard to be familiar for women who have learned on the other boats in our fleet.

With the addition of this boat to our fleet in 2024, OWSA is super excited to be able to offer a BOAST experience more tailored toward women who are interested in (somewhat) larger keelboats intended for cruising.

We are currently accepting applications for a Calypte Managing Skipper:

Calypte Managing Skipper Job Description

The Calypte Managing Skipper will work in conjunction with the Boast Coordinator to oversee all aspects of Calypte's use in the Boast program. This will include becoming familiar with Calypte, train Boast participants, assist in vetting skippers for Calypte, periodically monitor Calypte to assure participants return the boat in good order per the guidelines, help identify and communicate maintenance concerns to the Fleet Manager. Contact if you are interested.



Salud is a Kent Ranger 20, These are just plain fun and easy little keelboats that were manufactured in Kent Washington in the late 1970s. Portland has a great Ranger 20 racing fleet and community, so there is plenty of help for any questions that come up around these boats and plenty of competitors to race against. It is also great that we at OWSA can apply our learned sailing skills and maintenance knowledge to both boats.



Picaroon is a Santana 22. People like this boat because it is a bit roomier than the Ranger and feels a bit less "tippy", which is nice for people new to sailing. It also has more adjustments, like an adjustable backstay, longer tracks for setting the jib and spinnaker block & lead positions and two different sized spinnakers. The cabin is bigger too making it an option for an overnight stay at Government island for 2 people, for example.

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