National Women's Sailing Conference

Learn • Network • Take the Helm®

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 1 FOR NWSA MEMBERS - $50 off with valid coupon at checkout.

General Registration opens April 17.

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The National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) presents the 2023 National Women’s Sailing Conference Saturday June 3, 2023 from 8 am – 5 pm at Sail Newport with a Fundraising Raffle Brunch on Sunday, June 4 at The Elks Lodge.

JOIN US for a full day of classroom, dockside and on-the-water workshops taught by experienced female instructors and Captains from across the nation. Fine tune your sail trim skills, get your hands-on marine electrical components, practice navigation using paper and electronic charts, learn when and how to execute a distress call or maneuver to retrieve a crew-overboard or participate in a sewing DIY workshop. We will also be offering the popular Take the Helm® track - an introduction to sailing for women.

There is something for every sailor or want-to-be sailor including breakfast and lunch on us!

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.

The Fundraising Brunch on Sunday is open to everyone! Bring a friend and donate to win one of our wonderful raffle items. Your important financial contributions to this event help support the continuation of our AdventureSail® program and youth scholarships.

If you can't make it to Rhode Island, consider joining us virtually. We will have elements of the conference that will be offered online including panel discussions covering topics for cruisers, racers, do-it-yourselfers and ocean sustainability advocates.

Explore Sail Newport & NWSA

We are so excited to be holding our conference in historic Newport, Rhode Island. Explore the venue, Sail Newport, and discover the waters, shores and city sights this place has to offer.


Learn more about National Women’s Sailing Association and our mission, events, programs and scholarships by visiting


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Our Sponsors

Fundraising Raffle Brunch

Join Us at Elks Lodge
SUNDAY JUNE 4 9a-11:30a

Come share a delicious Brunch with your sailing friends and help us raise funds for our ongoing programs like AdventureSail and our youth sailing scholarships. Open to everyone! Advance tickets required. Find them under "Buy Tickets"

Join NWSA Before Registering for the Conference

Get $50 off your Conference Pass (if purchased between April 1-April 16) Not only that, your membership helps directly support other women and girl sailors through scholarships and educational events. Become a member at "JOIN US" Already a member, click the button below to register.

For more information please contact us:

(985) 247-8919
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