Alameda Hosts Women’s Sailing Event


This weekend, Alameda’s Island Yacht Club is hosting the 18th-annual Northern California Women’s Sailing Seminar.

According to the group, the Womenʼs Sailing Seminar was created and founded in 1993 by Mary Quigley and Linda Newland after they attended a womenʼs sailing seminar down south.

This year’s keynote speaker is Shana Bagley, who has just returned from crewing aboard the yacht California in the prestigious Clipper Round the World ’09-’10 race in September. She traveled from England to France and on to Brazil, crossing the Atlantic and the equator.

The event includes two days of workshops, continental breakfast, lunch, one raffle ticket, a registration packet, a visor, a bag filled with goodies from the event sponsors and Sunday sailing.

According to the organizers, WSS is made possible by the generous donations of instructors, boat owners and sponsors.

With this weekend’s great weather, the event should be a lot of fun and a great educational experience for all participants.

And for those women sailors who couldn’t get to the docks for this weekend’s event, be sure to mark your calendar for next year’s WSS!

Janet Levaux