Education is an important factor of NCWSA's mission "to encourage women to become more actively involved in sailboat racing through regattas and clinics, and to create a spirit of good fellowship among members."

Here are some of the exciting educational opportunities available to NCWSA members.

NEW Intermediate Racing (Click to Register)

   1 Session •  Tuesday -  May 22, 2018  •  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Who should attend this course?

Racing sailors (skippers and crew) who have been in at least 15 races.  

Now that you've been on the course, heard the terms, and experienced different race situations, let's take it to the next level:

Topics covered:

 - Starting  - Rules - Favored sides - What happens on each leg? - Teamwork - Trim - Knocks/Lifts - Local Knowledge - and More

Spinnaker Clinic - Saturday, June 2, 9am-3pm -
(click to register)

Taking the "scary" out of Spinnakers!

• Want to sail PHRF, but don't have anyone onboard that knows how to fly a spinnaker?

• Want to understand better about everything that's going on when flying a spinnaker?

This clinic will help you learn how to rig, set, fly, and douse a SYMMETRICAL spinnaker. 

The clinic will be held on Tartan-Tens, and every participant will see and experience all aspects of using a spinnaker.

When: Saturday, June 2, 2018

Time:  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Arrive by 8:45 AM)

Cost: $20 (Does NOT include lunch or beverages - bring your own. We will also take orders for box lunches - info to come. Coolers will be available)

Who should register? Anyone who needs or wants to know how to use a Spinnaker. 
(Beginning Racers are allowed to participate, but NO NOVICE racers/sailors)


  • You do NOT have to be a member of NCWSA to participate in this clinic. 
  • Women registrants will be given priority, but men will be allowed to register and participate as space allows. 
  • We plan to be on the water during lunch - There will be coolers onboard for your lunch and your beverages 


Skipper's Clinic - Saturday, June 9, 8:30 am-2:30 pm - 
(click to register)

Want to learn to drive a racing sailboat? 
Want to be a better skipper? 

When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Time:  8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Cost: $35 ($40 if registering after June 2)

Who should register?
 Those who wish to learn to skipper a racing sailboat, or how to be a better skipper.
(Minimum requirement to participate: Must have at least 1 year of racing experience.)

NOTE: Women who are NOT members of NCWSA are welcome to participate in this clinic. 


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