Calling All Women Sailors

2018's Women's Sailing Convention is right around the corner, where women sailors can come together and learn more about sailing topics.

September 2017 Feature

Where do women sailors go to learn?

This sounds like the opening line to a lame joke, but sadly I don’t have a punch line for you. Gail Hine has an answer for you, though: The Sailing Convention for Women.

Hine will present this convention on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona Del Mar, California. This convention is an all-day ladies-only series of workshops for beginners and experts alike to learn more about sailing topics.

“The convention gives women an opportunity to meet other women sailors, discuss options for more racing, cruising and daysailing, and find out about existing women’s sailing organizations and instructional programs available in their areas,” said convention creator/director Gail Hine. “We have something meaningful for everyone.”

Instructors are top women sailors from all over Southern California, many of whom are licensed captains in the U.S. Coast Guard. Attendees will have the opportunity to select workshops best suited to their interests and abilities, which include: Welcome Aboard for Beginners, Diesels, Going Up the Mast, Introduction to Power Boating, Race Tactics, Docking, Suddenly Singlehanded, Weather, Sail Trim, Basic Navigation, Electronic Navigation, Maintenance Mania, DIY Canvas Projects, How to Heave a Line, Nighttime Sailing and Navigation, Winch Workshop, Spinnaker Rigging, Offshore Cruising, and Introduction to Sailing.

To finish out the convention with a bang, the keynote speaker will be Deneen Taylor, a co-founder of Mantus Anchors, which is a marine supply company that brings innovative solutions to boaters. Taylor is also an aerospace engineer for NASA’s International Space Station Program and a lifelong sailor and certified scuba diver who owns a Hobie Cat and crews on J-boats in Galveston Bay, Texas.

To sign up, email for a reservation form, or call 951-677-8121. Bookings can also be made online, starting December 10, at

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