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    Fireside Chat: New Member Orientation -- May 4th

    Fireside Chat: May 4th, Wednesday, 6pm start Sign up to learn about OWSA! The structure, the opportunities, how to grow in your sailing skills. We do it all. There is so much to your OWSA membership. All members welcome, but this is especially for new members! Come to this session and learn about the organization, start to shape your goals, and we will figure out where you fit in. Sign up for this free

    Published 12:11am on 9 Apr 2022

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    Volunteer for the SYSCO Race Committee Boat

    Small Yacht Sailing Club of Oregon, SYSCO, is providing OWSA members an opportunity to volunteer on the Race Committee (RC) boat through the upcoming racing season. Signup up here by making a free booking. No experience is needed, all training will be provided on the RC boat. Volunteers will be selected for specific races by SYSCO based on a first come sign up basis. Volunteers will be given specific instructions on when to

    Published 7:23pm on 6 Mar 2022

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    Cruising on a sailboat is many sailors dream. But how do you make that dream come true? First, take some beginning sailing classes. OWSA has several classes to help you learn parts of a sailboat and sailing theory so you're ready to be crew on a cruising sailboat. YouTube videos and reference books are also good sources of information. With just a little basic terminology, youre ready to cruise on a

    Published 6:24pm on 26 Feb 2022

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    Renew Your OWSA Membership for 2022!!!

    OWSA - Its Time for Membership Renewals!  If you haven't already done it... The member portal is now available for you to renew your OWSA membership for 2022 The membership fee is $50 for the calendar year. Membership fees support your numerous OWSA programs to include meetings, WednesdayNight Sail, and other fun activities! If you need help renewing your membership in the

    Published 6:19am on 6 Jan 2022

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    2022 BOAST Program -- A Few Slots Still Available

    2022 BOAST Program Apply Now for a Chance to SAIL SAIL SAIL to your hearts content! OWSAs BOAST program (formerly BOAT) is at the very heart of the organization and its mission: to get more women sailors on the water and owning their own boats! We have three small boats moored on the Columbia River that you can own and sail for a whole year. This is your opportunity

    Published 8:35pm on 16 Dec 2021

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    BOAST 2021 Winterization Day

    An interesting part of the BOAST program is about maintaining the OWSA sailboats. Our BOAST program director, Meredith Hall, and our fleet manager, Kiki, lead the way, as many of the BOAST members were able to come down for the winterization day in late November, with many hands making for fun, light work. This year, we decided to keep Picaroon sail-ready for the Winter months, because that group wants to do the Sailing-on-Sundays. We

    Published 6:25pm on 16 Dec 2021

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    I have been so inspired this year by the interest AND participation in racing!  A HUGE highlight for  OWSA  this year was that  ALL 3  OWSA  BOAST   BOATS RACED IN THE SYSCO SERIES!!!  The season started off with Kim Bylick, Natalie Corkhill & Colleen Lacivita Skippering the boats. As the season progressed, several of the other boast members stepped up to the HELM! AWESOME JOB LADIES!!  Another Bright Spot for 

    Published 6:19am on 6 Nov 2021

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    Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here is press release from the Pink Lemonade Project (PLP) . They are a local non-profit that educates and supports people affected by breast cancer. OWSA has stepped up in the past with our event Set Sail for the Cause to help raise money for breast cancer and other causes. If any member is interested in pulling it together, it would be fantastic

    Published 5:52am on 5 Oct 2021

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    Autumn Sailing ... You Can Still Get Out There

    As the Summer draws to a close, many people think that sailing is done for the year, but it doesn't have to be. You can sail year round in Portland. Just prepare yourself with layers of warmer and water-proof gear and gloves and you can definitely enjoy this Autumn out on the water. There are many local opportunities including a final Wednesday Night Sail on September 15th, plus some additional Saturday

    Published 5:23pm on 4 Sep 2021

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    Wednesday Night Sailing - September 2021

    Wednesday Night Sails(WNS) has bee a great success this year! If you don't know what WNS is read more here . They are a super fun way for all levels of sailor to sail out on the Columbia with an experienced skipper. Meet others who love to sail too. In order to be invited, you must  be an OSWA member  in good standing and you have to check that you are interested in WNS

    Published 3:04pm on 27 May 2021

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