Empowering women to sail
Organized in 1994 by the efforts and enthusiasm of local women sailors, the not-for-profit OWSA exists to promote and facilitate the participation of women in sailboat cruising and/or racing events in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
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101 Sailing Basics-Gail Teaches Points of Sail
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Upcoming Events
August Announcements > |

OWSA Announcements are emailed around the first of every month. Find out more...

Meetings > Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 | 6:30 pm
SAVE THE DATE - Set Sail for a Cause > Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 20-21, 2014 |

Set Sail for a Cause has officially kicked off registration. This is one event you do not want to miss with a thrilling Regatta, family fun sail, market fair and awards dinner.

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September Fireside > September 16, 2014 | 6:00 pm

Are you a new member and want the opportunity to learn all that OWSA has to offer? Find out more...

Registration is CLOSED for 2014 Sailing Classes > |
OWSA offers a variety of classes for sailors of all levels. Our courses cover sailing basics, motoring, docking and anchoring, racing... Find out more...
It's Summer - Got Boat? Got Crew? > May through September |
OWSA members do - with Wednesday Night Sails. 
A great way to meet new friends, practice skills and gain experience on a variety of boats. Share your boat, or crew with someone. Open and free to all women OWSA members.
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Free Vessel Safety Check > |
Are you sure your sailing vessel is ready for all the fun this summer?
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Your Donations Support OWSA > |

A gift to OWSA is a great way to support programs that help women sailors learn and experience the challenge of sailing.
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Log Volunteer Hours > |
Volunteers - we need your info.  If we do not meet the IRS...
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Shop Smart and Smile... > |
Need to buy something?  Here's how to shop smart and smile... 
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OWSA Online Calendar > |
Click here for an online view of our Calendar.            Find out more...
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Thanks to our Sponsors:
Bill Brennan
Boat Owners
Columbia Crossings
Columbia Marine Upholstery
Island Sailing Club
McCuddy's Marina
Schooner Creek Boatworks
Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors

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Featured OWSA Gear

Small Two Tone Duffel
Great for all of your gear! 600 denier polyester D-shaped zippered entry for easy access Padded handle...

Featured OWSA Gear

All-Season Breathable, Waterproof Jacket
THE jacket for Pacific North West sailors.Critically seam-sealed for added waterproof protection100% nylon shell100% microfleece body lining100% polyester sleeve...