National Women's Sailing Conference

Learn • Network • Take the Helm®

The National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) presents the National Women’s Sailing Conference at Sail Newport, Saturday June 3, 2023 from 8 am – 5 pm. The event welcomes women sailors of all levels and ages to workshops including the popular Take the Helm track — an introduction to sailing for women.

Programming includes a full day of on-the-water and classroom workshops taught by experienced female instructors from across the nation. Fine tune your sail trim, learn hands-on diesel maintenance, practice navigation using paper or electronic charts, learn when and how to call for help and try techniques to effectively rescue overboard crew. And reunite with old friends and meet new ones!

A highlight of the event is the announcement of the recipient and the presentation of the 2023 Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award, which is co-sponsored by NWSA and BoatUS.

In person registration will include post-conference access to virtual topics for cruisers, racers and do-it-yourselfers. For a modest fee these topics will be offered virtually for those who want to participate, but can not attend in person.

Be our Guest!

The National Women’s Sailing Conference will offer you an action-packed day of sailing excitement. Choose from a menu of on-the-water and in-the-classroom workshops where you will create a network with other women sailors. The schedule is designed to cater to beginners, women who sail on the family boat, skilled women owner/skippers and DIY fans. Something for every woman sailor!

  • In-person attendance
  • Virtual programming

Learning for every woman sailor! Networking for women sailors. Come and take the helm.

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