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Women’s Sailing Seminar Is Seeking Additional Volunteers

The IYC Northern California Women’s Sailing Seminar is on this weekend in Alameda. The seminar is organized and taught by women, for women. And right now the organizers are seeking additional volunteers to help cater to the large number of participants that have signed up for this 29th annual seminar.

Needed are a crew instructor Saturday and race instructor on Sunday, and a float instructor who can be flexible to work in different groups.

Instructors should have at least one or more of these qualifications: experience instructing, captain’s license, or many years of sailing experience.

Women's Sailing Seminar Flyer

With the lingering uncertainties about COVID and last year’s seminar being held virtually, organizers were unsure of numbers. Although this year’s sign-ups are not quite at pre-pandemic levels, the number of participants has exceeded the organizer’s expectations. No great surprise when you look at what has been planned for the three-day event.

Our 3 days of sailing, learning and fun includes:

  • Friday: A hybrid presentation (in-person & streaming) on”50 Years on the Water” presented by Linda Newland.
  • Saturday: Keynote “One Woman’s Journey to Captain.” Classes held on the boats, on the docks and in classrooms. 
  • Sunday: Racing on the Alameda Estuary, or sailing on the San Francisco Bay. 

We’ll also be featuring: 

  • Food, drink and no-host cocktail hours.
  • Giveaways – including T-shirts & totes.
  • As always, an amazing raffle drawing!

NOTE: All participants and instructors will need to show proof of COVID vaccine.

The Women’s Sailing Seminar begins tonight, and there’s still time to sign up!

For more information about volunteering to help, email [email protected] or phone (408) 316-4433.

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