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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Upcoming Events
May General Meeting > Wednesday, May 14, 2014 | 6:30pm
OWSA General Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month. 

Meeting Location: Rose City Yacht Club, 3737 NE Marine Drive, Portland, OR 97211 (map)

Gate opens at 6:15pm. Dinner at 6:30.  Meeting at 7:00. Please arrive to be seated no later than 6:45. Late arrivals after 7:00, call 503-282-2049 to open the gate. Find out more...
Linda Bean Memorial Cruise > May 3, 2014 | 7:45 am
Annual Linda Bean Memorial Cruise to St. Helens, Oregon Find out more...
ADVENTURESAIL® > May 10, 2014 |
Mentors, Skippers, Photographers, Bakers... Find out more...
OWSA Membership Drive > May 10, 2014 |

Join us at West Marine.

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Ladies Cruise > May 16 - 18, 2014 |
Join us for the Ladies Cruise, May 16-18. Find out more...
Registration is Open 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...
2014 BOAT Program Applications - CLOSED > |
2014 BOAT Program Applications are now CLOSED. All 2014 winners have been contacted.
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2014 ISC Scholarship Winners Announced > |
2014 ISC Scholarship Winners were announced at our April general meeting. Find out more...
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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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

OWSA 2014 Calendar
Every month features a different picture of OWSA women sailing, plus it has all the important OWSA dates listed: ...
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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...
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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...
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