About Us

Organized in 1994 by local women sailors, OWSA promotes womenís sailing through education and practical experience. Our members are business owners, artists, managers, lawyers, clerks, stay-at-home moms, writers and educators ó name a profession, talent, or interest, and you will find an OWSA member in that field. Our members have all levels of sailing experience, from newbies to experts. Joining OWSA gives you access to sailing opportunities throughout the Northwest. At any given time we also have friends and members out sailing the deep blue, blogging, posting and sharing their adventures with us here on the Columbia.

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Our Mission

OWSA is an educational non-profit organization. Our primary purpose is to increase the number of women who sail on boats by providing education and experience in the art and science of sailing as a competetive and/or recreational sport, while creating a supportive teaching and learning environment in collaboration with the general sailing community.

Our Programs

OWSA offers classes, races, organized evening and weekend cruises, and boat ownership training as well as connecting new sailors with more experienced ones through our Sailing Sisters program. There really is something for almost everyone!

General Meetings

OWSA meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:30pm at the Rose City Yacht Club, 3737 NE Marine Drive, Portland, OR. The meeting includes a light supper.†

Join OWSA

Annual membership in the not-for-profit club is $35. Come, join our all-volunteer club and rev-up your sailing life!
Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Oregon Women's Sailing Association (OWSA) is an all volunteer 501(c)(3). Our organization is comprised of volunteers willing to... more

Education Team

Education Team

The Oregon Women's Sailing Association (OWSA) is an all volunteer 501(c)(3). Our Education Team is comprised of volunteers who work... more

Volunteer Chairs

Volunteer Chairs

The Oregon Women's Sailing Association (OWSA) is an all volunteer 501(c)(3). Our organization is comprised of volunteers willing to devote... more

Events Calendar

Events Calendar

We offer many sailing events, for beginners and expert sailors and everyone in between. more

Our Donors

Our Donors

OWSA's mission is to make learning the art of sailing accessible to any woman who wants to learn.For this reason... more

Our Members

Our Members

Who are OWSA Members? Our members are business owners, artists, managers, lawyers, bankers, stay-at-home moms, writers and... more

Photo by Doreen Wynja

"There are so many opportunities in OWSA to spread your wings, get involved and learn."