It’s Award Season
The Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award nominations close February 1. There’s still time to nominate your sailing hero for the Award, but don’t dally. The honor cosponsored by NWSA and BoatUS has been bestowed upon sailors exhibiting national leadership since 1999. Recipients include: 2002 Gail Hine, renown as the mother of women’s sailing conferences; 2003 Dawn Riley, team captain of the first all-women’s America’s Cup team, America3; 2015 Sally Helme, and 2004 Doris Colgate, worked to create and sponsor the precursor to NWSA’s educational and networking conference; 2018 Sheila McCurdy, first female commodore of the Cruising Club of America and a director of the US Sailing Association. Read more about these and other luminaries. Nominate your 2023 hero today.
The Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship applications will be accepted beginning February 1, 2023. The Scholarship for an enhanced sailing experience or program is for girls between the ages of 14 and 19, with a financial need to broaden her sailing experiences. The scholarship may be, but is not limited to, enrollment in:
An advanced sailing program
A racing program
A tall ship or live-aboard experience
A marine or maritime trades or related program
Sailing-related programs take precedence. Scholarship award is limited to $500. WSF encourages all eligible young women to apply.