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    23rd Annual Southern California Yachting Association’s Women’s Sailing Convention

    The Southern California Yachting Association, will hold its 23rd Annual Women’s Sailing Convention on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, Corona del Mar. Primary sponsor is BoatU.S. This event is open to all women interested in sailing from novice / beginner to expert.

    The event maintains its multi-workshop format: Attendees select a combination workshops in areas that best fits their interest and ability, such as: Welcome Aboard (for beginners), Diesels, Going Up the Mast, Introduction to Racing, Tactics, Docking, Overboard Procedures, Suddenly Singlehanded Interactive, Weather, Sail Trim, Basic Navigation, Safety, Nighttime Sailing & Navigation, Hassel-Free Heads, Spinnaker Rigging, Offshore Cruising, and Introduction to Sailing. The Melanie Patterson Memorial Race (BCYC) will again be held in conjunction with the WSC Race workshop, in Harbor 20’s. All of the workshops are presented by top women sailors from all over Southern California, many of whom are USCG Licensed Captains.

    To top off the event in the evening, Capt. Diane DeWitte will be the featured speaker will entertain after dinner. She has over

    30 years of  world-wide cruising experience, delivering yachts, racing and personal  voyages of thousands of miles. Over the more than 20 years of this event, the evening’s speaker has always been the highlight of the day.

    According to producer/director Gail Hine, “This event gives women an opportunity to meet many other women sailors, find out about existing women’s sailing organizations in their area, instructional programs available, and many other areas of interest for

    those who would like to do more — racing, cruising and day sailing. We’ll have something meaningful for everyone. For those who are already involved but desire more, we will offer some new areas of inspiration and instruction along with excellent networking opportunities.”

    Attendees have reported that this convention was one of their most rewarding boating experiences and the very best-organized event they have ever attended. It’s a sell-out every year. Rain will not cancel or diminish this event.

    To obtain a reservation form (prepaid-registrations are required as space is limited to approximately 275), write Gail Hine,  SCYA Women’s Sailing Convention, 23414 Mt. Ashland Ct., Murrieta CA 92562; 951-677-8121); email: [email protected] or on the web at http://www.scya.org (available after 12/20/11). The convention fee of $175.00 includes workshops, breakfast, lunch, dinner, souvenirs and handouts

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