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
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
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
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
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
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
If your engine wont start, or your having trouble, check out this article sent by Gail! Good read! Outboard issues - READ ME!!!
Published 4:59pm on 24 Jun 2020
Update 4/1/2021: We are grateful to see so many people getting their COVID vaccinations. OWSA is committed to ensuring we are sailing safely and will maintain the OWSA COVID-19 safety guidelines in 2021. It is so important that we continue to be vigilant about using the safety guidelines. You can review the safety guidelines in this article, or login to the OWSA member portal, go to "my information"
Published 8:38pm on 11 Mar 2020