by Carol Baker
In July I traveled to Port Townsend to see the Wooden Boat Festival and in particular to take a course with Nancy Erley aboard her 46 foot cutter rigged sloop named Tethys.
There were three of us women students aboard with ample room. We travelled for a week through the San Juan [...]
by Dana Tourreau
In my early thirties I was desperate to leave the company I worked for. I was single but tied to a home mortgage. Upon being interviewed for an office management position at Tomahawk Bay, I stumbled into sailing. I took a basic sailing course, got [...]
by Jan Steinbock
The first year I was a member of OWSA I was eager to sail as often as I could. My partner, Donnie, and I were taking ASA classes at Portland Sailing. I considered OWSA’s Wednesday Night Sails to be my secret weapon in my plan to learn and practice more than Donnie! [...]
OWSA is 20 years old this month, April 2014.
If you have any special memories that you would like to share, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to post them.
Who has the oldest photos, newsletters, or other memorabilia?
- – - Organized in 1994 by the efforts and enthusiasm of local [...]
by Lynda Davis
So, six months (or a year or two) from now what do you want to say about your sailing experiences? Putting together your plan is easy and OWSA is here to help. Let’s get started maximizing your OWSA experience.
Are you a new member and want to learn about everything [...]
Original Story: Warning – Clackamas River Trolley Bridge Unstable
by Denise Iler Austin
Clackamas River trolley bridge tilting, shifting, unstable; boaters should avoid passing under it. The piling for the abandoned bridge shifted about 4 feet in only a matter of hours Thursday morning.
Read the full story at: http://koin.com/2014/03/06/clackamas-river-trolley-bridge-tilting-unstable/
by Robin Smith
Imagine owning your own boat, that you get to decide where your sailing, how you’re getting there and who your taking with you. Imagine doing that for only $35 a month instead of hundreds in slip fees, repairs, and wish lists. That is what the BOAT (Boat Ownership Training) program is all [...]
by Susan Gierga
At zero eight hundred, Robin Smith arrived at our boat ready to join Peter and me for a weekend cruise to Coon Island. It was the day after Valentine’s Day and the Sauvie Island Yacht Club was gathering for their annual Valentine’s Cruise. The protocol was red food and chocolate.
Robin’s foul [...]
The pirate ship, Royaliste, will be there and so will it’s band of Pirates who bring fun and games [...]
We are thrilled to announce the dates for Set Sail for a Cause 2014. Mark your calendars for September 20th and 21st. In partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, SSFAC will be a two-day event with a regatta, a Family Fun Day, an award celebration, music and more!
If you are interested in being a part of [...]