Tag: Learn to sail

Events and Seminars

Hands on and personal – Cruising Women 2-day program in Annapolis, April 23-24


We are now only one month away from the 2 day Cruising Women program that we will be giving in Annapolis, Maryland on April 24-25, 2014. The program last year was AMAZING! We had so much fun. Please come join us! Here are the …Read more

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 …Read more


Where to begin?


Amy’s questions

My husband and I are very serious about eventually enjoying the cruising lifestyle.

• We are presently up against many challenges, least of those is not having any experience sailing. We live in central Ohio, therefore our opportunities to learn to sail are fairly limited.  I have done some extensive research about sailing …Read more

Events and Seminars

Join two-time circumnavigator Nancy Erley at the Women’s Sailing Conference


NWSA’s 9th annual Women’s Sailing Conference is only two weeks away! Come join us! It will take place Saturday June 5, 2010 at the Corinthian Yacht Club on beautiful Marblehead Harbor in Massachusetts. Nancy Erley, two-time circumnavigator, calculates that this will be her 6th year at the conference. …Read more

Events and Seminars

See you at the Women’s Sailing Conference June 5, 2010 in Marblehead, MA!

Would you like to improve your sailing skills while meeting lots of cool women and having FUN?

Sign up for NWSA’s 9th annual Women’s Sailing Conference, a Take the Helm® event!

It will take place Saturday June 5, 2010 at the Corinthian Yacht Club on beautiful Marblehead Harbor in Massachusetts. (I will be there!)

It’s a …Read more

Fears and Worries, How We Learn

Ruth Allen's secret weapon against fear: the theme song from Gilligan's Island


My first sail was on May 24th 1999, I was 41 years old.

My husband had sailed from the time he was a young boy, starting off in dinghies. We had purchased Thetis, a Halcyon 23, restored her and were now ready to sail.

There was one small problem: her engine was …Read more

Fears and Worries, How We Learn, Sharing Our Stories

Laurie’s epic journey to conquer her fear of the water


I don’t know why I’m terrified of water.

It’s not as though I have memories of any tragic or traumatic moment in my life, such as I’ve heard others tell when detailing their fear of the deep.

In fact, I remember a few family outings as a child to Terracina or Sabaudia or even San Felice (Italy) …Read more

How We Learn

How answering a personal ad led me to become a skilled cruiser


In December 1992 I answered one more personal ad in the “Columbus Monthly” magazine, a glossy trendy publication in Columbus, Ohio. I responded by writing a note, as it was before Internet dating and instant gratification. Don called me after receiving that note.

What I did not understand at first was that he was …Read more

How We Learn

Debbie Leisure learns to sail her boat single-handed.


I learned to sail with my husband.

We took lessons together, chartered boats together, bought our first boat together, and then our next boat—the one in which to go cruising.

I learned my “things” and he learned his. We tried to cross-train, and sometimes it worked.

It wasn’t until he died suddenly, a couple …Read more

How We Learn

Why Kim Hess got her captain’s license


I am always being asked what prompted me to get my Captains license or more correctly my Merchant Marine Officers license.

I can’t honestly say when the seed was actually planted or why, but as soon as it was, it began to grow and grow fast. …Read more

How We Learn

A medical crisis leads Marti to buy a sailboat and learn to cruise


In the early 1990′s, I was a single, healthy and athletic woman, making a living in the health care industry. I had planned to retire when I hit 55, buy a cruising boat and sail away to somewhere for fun during the “golden years”.

My plans were changed when I got very ill with …Read more

Events and Seminars

Beth Schwarzman – Women’s Sailing Conference – June 6

Beth Schwarzman will be the keynote speaker at the 8th Women’s Sailing Conference to be held June 6 at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Beth is a cruising sailor who has dropped anchor in harbors in the Faeroe Islands, Brazil, West Africa, Cuba, Estonia, Belize, and Newfoundland, among others. She …Read more