Welcome! There's SO Much for Women Boaters in our Area!

Be inspired by Team Sail Like a Girl and Jeanne Socrates

Learn from top local instructors who also happen to be women. 

Enjoy all-women classes and events.

Make new women boater friends with Northwest Women in Boating

Help fight breast cancer by racing in a PinkBoat Regatta

Connect with other women boaters on Facebook

Help girls learn about STEM and sailing with FrogPrints e!

.... and so much more! Here's some suggestions to get you started....

Index: Local Women Boaters

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Connection

Opportunities to connect with other women boaters, on-line and in-person. 

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Connection

Inspiration

Whatever your dreams, stories of the achievements of local women boaters will inspire you!

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Inspiration

Education

Educational opportunities with, for, and by women.

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Education

Connection

Connection: Women Boater Facebook Pages

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There are several very active women-oriented boating Facebook pages locally. Many of these are "closed" pages, restricted to women only. You'll need to search for them by name and ask permission to join. Here's a sample of the ones most popular with local women boaters

Women Who Sail (and Power Cruise) Pacific NW

The largest, and most active women boater FB page in our area. Open to both women sail and power boaters.

Some other women-boater-oriented FB pages

Women Who Sail (global), Women Sailors of Seattle, SheSails Seattle, Seattle Boat Show Women's University, Team Sail-like-a-Girl, SSC Women's Room (for women of Seattle Sailing Club), Pinkboat Regatta (Breast cancer research fund-raiser)

Connection: Northwest Women in Boating & "Knot-a-Boat"

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Free booth at the Seattle Boat Show, staffed by volunteers

Women: coming to the Seattle Boat Show? Know how to tie a few basic boating knots? Please volunteer at our Northwest Women in Boating "Knot-a-Boat" booth, where we teach boaters a few basic knots. I'll give you tickets to get into the show for free! It's lots of fun, and a way to promote women in boating.  

Connection: Annual Seattle Boat Show Women's Day Social, after the show closes. 

For Local Women Boaters

Women Boating Instructors

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Want to learn from a woman instructor? Many of the BEST local instructors also happen to be women. Click the button to go to article in sailing magazine 48 North introduces which some of them. 

Women Instructors

Northwest Women In Boating

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 All volunteer, non-profit, FUN group of women sail and power boaters, meet monthly in Seattle at Fisheries Supply. Sponsor Knot-a-Boat at Seattle Boat Show. Click image above to go to Blog and learn more

Women's Day, Seattle Boat Show

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Lots of exciting presentations by/for women boaters. Seattle Boat Show Women's University is full day class for both women sail and power boaters. Seminar schedule, including link sign up For Boat Show University class below

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Women's Seattle Boat Show Univ.

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Seattle Boat Show Women's University is a fun, full day class for both women sail and power boaters. Develop understanding of 4 key skills; Docking, Diesel Engines, Navigation and use of Navionics, and Crew Overboard recovery. 

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Seattle Sailing Club Women's Program

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Monthly women-only events, training, sailing, flotillas  and women's race team

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San Juan Sailing Women's Weekend and Classes

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Open to women of all skill levels!  Develop your sailing skills as you explore the San Juan Islands with our top female instructors. 

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... and so many more ways to connect!

Many local yacht clubs also have women's groups, and/or women's learn to sail or learn to race programs. Check with your local yacht club. If they don't have something, why not volunteer to start it?

Inspiration

Inspiration: PinkBoat Regatta; What One Woman Can Do

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Benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The Pink Boat Regatta began with a sailor, daughter, and scientist  wanting to do more. Ashley Bell had recently fallen in love with sailing  when she learned her mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer - for  the second time. Open to men and women! Races in Bellingham, Seattle, Tacoma in 2019. Since it's inception, the Pink Boat Regatta has raised $464,000 for breast cancer research.  

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Inspiration: Team Sail-Like-A-Girl, Winners of 2018 Race to Alaska!

Inspiration: Jeanne Socrates; What One Woman Can Do

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Follow her voyage

The oldest woman to sail solo nonstop unassisted around the world. The first woman to sail solo nonstop unassisted around the world from North America. 

NOW, sailing towards being the oldest PERSON to sail solo nonstop unassisted around the world. Track to the right shows her going around Cape Horn! 

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Inspiration: Girls STEM and Sailing with FrogPrints e!

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Using boating to interest girls in Science, Tech, Engr and Math

What One Woman Can do: Founding Organizer and President Laura Wilbur was inspired by a girl she knew announcing "I don't do math!" 

After school and summer programs for middle-school aged girls. Held in partnership with local organizations such as the Center for Wooden Boats, Sail Sand Point, Virginia V. Enroll your daughter, and/or volunteer to help!

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Education

Women Boating Instructors

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Puget Sound Areas Woman Boating Instructors

Want to learn from a woman instructor? Many of the BEST local instructors also happen to be women. Click the button to go to article in sailing magazine 48 North introduces which some of them.  

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Private Instruction on Your Own Powerboat

For private instruction on your own powerboat, highly recommend Captain Linda Lewis 

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Seattle Boat Show Women's University

2019 will be our 4th year of this fun and very popular day-long course! Here's a video from 2017.