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
The Race Clinic is LIVE!!!
The Race Clinic is LIVE!!! Sign up now on the OWSA website, the first five to enroll will receive $10 off the cost of the clinic. Not sure if you want to race yet? Come and hear more about the clinic at the March 22 OWSA general meeting . There will be a presentation on What, Why, Where, and When! Have all of
Published 6:19am on 14 Feb 2023
Ranger 20 2022 National Races!
Your OWSA Club Boats Salud and Hoodview are in a 4-day Regatta! Come Cheer Us On! July 28-29-30-31 (see race announcement for latest time information below, it's complicated) Beach to Watch the Race From The beach at M. James Memorial Boat Ramp on 4325 NE Marine Dr, PDX 97211 will be a fantastic viewing site. The R20 2022 Race Committee has decided to make
Published 2:27am on 17 Jul 2022
The Columbia River is Raging -- Check the current before you go out!
We all check the wind before we go out sailing, but this time of year it is the current that can get in the way of a safe, fun outing. When the river is pushing harder and faster than you are used to, you can get into a dangerous situation faster than you think. Do you know how to check the river height and current velocity before you go out on
Published 5:10am on 18 Jun 2022
HOW TO GET CRUISING
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
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