Events and Seminars

Improve your skills with 4 long-distance sailing women - Marblehead, MA - Saturday, June 1

The Women’s Sailing Conference, held each June in Marblehead, is great fun. I’ve been involved one way or another many times. It amazes me how many women come back year after year. It also astounds me how quickly and enthusiastically women learn from each other.

This year the conference is about women extending their range. That might mean different things to different participants:

  • First overnight cruise
  • Doing all the navigating for a short trip
  • Going to Maine for two weeks
  • Crossing the Gulf Stream
  • Moving aboard

The one-day conference – Saturday, June 1, 2013 – will be moderated by Beth Leonard, long-time and long-distance sailor and Technical Editor for BoatUS publications.

Panelists are

  • Capt. Sharon Renk-Greenlaw, owner of Women Under Sail in Maine;
  • Capt. Nancy Erley of Seattle, founder of Tethys Offshore who has twice circumnavigated with all-women crews;
  • and me, Betsy Morris of Marblehead, a long-time cruiser.

There’s more information available at, including the registration form. There’s a nice discount for those registering before May 15th.

I can’t wait to see who’ll attend this year.

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