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    OWSA 30th Anniversary Gear

    A limited number of OWSA 30th Anniversary t-shirts are available on line or for sale at the June membership meeting.

    Published 4:28am on 13 Jun 2024

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    A Journey to the British Virgin Islands

    OWSA Flotilla #3 - March 2024 By Lisa Pasquantonio & Kate Gillespie The British Virgin Islands flotilla was OWSA's departure from the flotillas organized by outside companies. It was our first foray into a more independent cruise, where we had a suggested itinerary, buteach crew could follow or vary from it as they pleased. We would see each other at various cays

    Published 3:21am on 2 Apr 2024

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    30th Anniversary: We need your OWSA Photos

    As you all may have heard, the year 2024 is the Thirtieth Anniversary of the founding of OWSA.  That sounds like a reason to celebrate!!  Our 30th Anniversary Committee wants to assemble a project using members photos from over the whole 30 years. Make sure that your cohort gets represented by sharing your photos!!

    Published 8:55pm on 30 Mar 2024

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    BOAST Member Spotlight: Julie Cumiford

    From beginner sailor to boat owner, Julie (one of four OWSA Julies) joined BOAST last year, intent on becoming more comfortable with being in charge of a boat. I was definitely a beginner sailor, she said of her experiences, prior to joining the BOAST program. During her time on the OWSA fleet boats, Julie learned innumerable things, including all of the steps involved in raising the main sail, the functions of all of the lines,

    Published 8:06am on 17 Jan 2024

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    OWSA Acquires a New Sailboat - The Calypte

    OWSA maintains a small fleet of sailboats on the Columbia for use in educational programs including classes on sailing & boat maintenance and for the BOAST Program. The exciting news is that we have acquired a new sailboat, the Calypte -- an Ericson 27 that was built in 1973. OWSA purchased it this past September, and it is being moored at McCuddy's on Marine Drive. The Calypte is a 27 foot masthead

    Published 6:29am on 15 Jan 2024

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    2024 OWSA Membership Renewal Time!

    All current OWSA members can now renew their membership for 2024 within the member portal. Any issues or questions regarding membership can be directed to: or Here are some instructions to help guide you through the process! 1. Log in to your member portal through the website. 2. Find the My

    Published 7:18am on 10 Dec 2023

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    A Lovely OWSA Holiday Party - 2023

    The OWSA holiday Party took place on December 7th at the Portland Yacht Club, who kindly donated the space and importantly, opened the bar. The view enjoyed from the dining room had all the boats moored at PYC festively decorated with holiday lights for the season. About 50 members attended, wearing their festive holiday outfits. A great time was had by all. The changing of the leadership was ceremonially presented and

    Published 7:27am on 8 Dec 2023

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    Flotilla Fun!

    OWSA sailors spent a week in the San Juan Islands in September, 2023.  Here is what they were up to... THE STATISTICS: 7 days of sailing, fun, and friendship September 1 through 8 7 sailboats from 37 to 42 feet; 6 chartered, 1 skipper-owned 7  OWSA  skippers: Julie Cumiford, Julie Schumann, Julie Demaree, Kathy Souhrada, Teresa Long, Alice Stuckey, and Liv Ormond 35 women from  OWSA

    Published 12:00am on 27 Sep 2023

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    Carol Baker, Winner of OWSA's 2023 Crystal Sail Award

    Carol Baker, Winner of  OWSA 's 2023 Crystal Sail Award "The Crystal Sail is The Sharon Sites Adams Award for  OWSA  volunteers who are The Wind In Our Sails. Sharon gifted the crystal glass sculpture to us for this purpose.  Sharon was deemed an Honorary Lifetime  OWSA  Member because she is a local hero: the first woman to solo sail from Hawaii to San Diego

    Published 12:00am on 27 Sep 2023

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    OWSA Receives "Grow Boating" Award

    OWSA Receives "Grow Boating" Award The Grow Boating Committee of the Northwest Marine Trade Association has awarded 10 grants of $1,000 each to Pacific Northwest organizations for 2023 - and OWSA is one of those organizations. Thanks to Carol Baker, who applied for the grant -- the money will be available to the BOAST program for boat maintenance or whatever is needed. As Announced by

    Published 3:30am on 22 Mar 2023

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    OWSA's Picaroon Participates in Sailing on Sundays Races -- Winter Sailing at it's best!

    OWSA's Picaroon Participates in Sailing on Sundays, September-March Winter Sailing at it's best! If you are lucky enough to be in the BOAST program, you get to sail a boat through the summer and maybe you can sail through the winter, too! Picaroon signed up for and sailed in most races in the Sailing on Sundays (SOS) series which just finished on March 12th. The

    Published 6:07am on 15 Mar 2023

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    OWSA Featured in 48° North Article!

    OWSA Featured in 48° North Article Carol Baker did a great write up on the San Juans trip from last September, and it is published in the current digital version of 48° North Magazine . It is even mentioned on the cover. The article starts on page 30. Carol goes into detail about the trip and shares some great photos. 48° North is

    Published 12:29pm on 23 Jan 2023

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