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.


This class is run on four consecutive Tuesday nights, though the course of one month. We are excited to offer the class in the months of June and July. Each class is two hours long from 6:30-8:30 and ends with a social debrief. The WOW 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 will be provided and must be worn at all times on the water.


  • 8 hours of sailing fun
  • $125 for CSC members, $150 for non-members
  • Maximum 16 participants per class
  • Dates & Times:
    • Session One – June 8, 15, 22 & 29 (6:30-8:30)  
    • Session Two – July 6, 13, 20 & 27 (6:30-8:30)
  • What to Bring

For more information, please contact sailingdirector@columbiasailingclub.org.