Women on the Water is back for Fall 2022

For the first time, we are offering WoW Level 2 – Keelboat Sailing! Details below

Women On The Water

 

CSC has a deep history of women’s sailing and it is WOW’s hope and dream that women will continue to enjoy their time on the water, increase their knowledge, and participate in new and different cruising and racing activities.

 

Women On Water (WOW) is designed to give women of all ages and from all walks of life the opportunity to experience sailing through a variety of educational and social activities. WOW aims to increase female participation in sailing related events, from clinics to cruising to racing.

 

This class is open to those who used to sail, are currently sailing, are trying to learn or have watched from ashore and always wanted to give it a try! Now is the time to build your sailing knowledge and be a part of empowering females to get on the water.

Fall 2022

 

For the first time, we are offering a WoW – Keelboat Sailing course. Keelboats are larger sailboats that have a keel with righting ballast. This means they are stable and will not capsize except in the most extreme conditions. However, on a breezy day, sailors can still expect an exciting sail with a fair bit of heeling–the boat leaning to one side–and spray over the bow. So, sailors may still get wet, but, when sailed correctly, they don’t end up in the water like when sailing a dinghy.

 

 

WoW – Women on the Water – Keelboat Sailing

August 27 and 28th, 2:00pm-6:00pm

 

This class if for you if–

  • You have taken a previous Women on the Water session with us and want to keep sailing, or
  • You want to start sailing but prefer to start on a bigger boat, or
  • You prefer to learn with an experienced coach on board the boat with you, or
  • You are looking for an amazing way to experience and enjoy Lake Murray, or
  • You just want to get out and try something new!

 

Details

  • 8 hours of sailing fun
  • What to Bring – Download PDF
  • This class will take place over two days, Saturday and Sunday
  • Class Times: Saturday, Aug 27th, 2:00pm-6:00pm & Sunday, Aug 28th, 2:00pm-6:00pm
  • The fee includes the use of boats and equipment, coaches and coach boats. No boat ownership required.
  • Member – $150, Public – $180

Summer 2022 – Sessions in Progress

 

Our Summer Sessions typically run on four consecutive Monday nights over the course of one month. Each class is two hours long from 6:30-8:30pm. The WOW Level 1 course is led by woman instructors and is taught in a two person 420 sailboat. The first session of each course will be held on land and covers the basic knowledge needed to maneuver a sailboat: wind/weather, basic knots, parts of the boat, how to rig, steering and points of sail. The following classes will be on the water. PFD’s must be worn at all times on the water.

 

  • 8 hours of sailing fun
  • What to Bring – Download PDF
  • Each class season will consist of 4 sessions
  • Class Times: Mondays 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • The fee includes the use of boats and equipment, coaches and coach boats. No boat ownership required.
  • Member – $125, Public – $150

 

WoW Summer 2022 is sold out and underway! We offer more sailing opportunities in WoW Fall 2022 and WoW 2023!

 

Session Dates

  • June Session (SOLD OUT–Waitlist Available) – June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27
  • July Session (SOLD OUT–Waitlist Available) – July 11, July 18, July 25, Aug 1

For more information, please contact brandon@columbiasailingclub.org