The Bay Area is has endless opportunities for anyone wanting to learn how to sail. For women in the Bay Area, there are a few events with a long tradition of introducing beginners to the sport.
The Corinthian Yacht Club has opened registration for its 33rd Women’s Sailing Seminar, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon. Registration is open to all interested women at the CYC website, here.
"It’s a great way for women who would like to learn to sail both in a classroom and then on the Bay with skilled sailors sharing their expertise and love of sailing," said Sharon Meyer, a leader of the seminar and long-time Corinthian Yacht Club member.
During the seminar, students learn the basics of sailing including terminology, boating etiquette, and fundamental skills such as tying knots, boarding and docking, and general safe-boating practices. The two morning classroom sessions are reinforced by two afternoons of sailing with instruction on San Francisco Bay. Instructors take the students out in small groups and teach them to read the wind, tack and jibe, crew, and take the helm.
As summer sailing begins, June is an ideal time for anyone to brush up on skills and perfect for women who want to get started sailing the Bay. In the fall, Island Yacht Club will host their annual Women’s Sailing Seminar on September 22-23.