April 7, 2016 / by index / Boat Trip / No Comments

SCYA, the place where women learn

The Southern California Yachting Association would hold its twenty-seventh Annual Women’s Sailing Convention on Saturday, 6th February, 2016 at Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, California.

The ladies-only, daylong series of shore-and-boat-based workshops offer starters to experts welcoming surroundings to learn more regarding all topics sailing. Boat Owners Association of The United States has been the primary sponsor of the event since its introduction.
Attendees select combo workshops in regions that best fits their ability and interest, and top women sailors from all across the Southern California, many of whom are USCG Licensed Captains, present thirty topics.
Workshops include: Welcome Aboard (for beginners), Going Up the Mast, Diesels, Introduction to Racing, Tactics, Overboard Procedures, Docking, Suddenly Singlehanded Interactive, Sail Trim, Weather, Basic Navigation, DIY Canvas Projects, Maintenance Mania, How to Heave a Line, Hassel-Free Heads, Spinnaker Rigging, Nighttime Sailing & Navigation, Offshore Cruising, as well as Introduction to Sailing. The Race Starts workshop will be hosted in Harbor 20’s thanks to help of the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club.


The speaker will be Ms. Margaret Bonds Podlich who works as the President of Boat Owners Association of The United States. Ms. Podlich started at BoatUS in the year 1994 as the Director of the BoatUS Clean Water Trust. Podlich has been a life-long boater, and was raised in an ardent sailing family. After racing while in Tulane University, she took part in a grand range of national as well as international events including ending 4th in the Rolex Women’s International Keelboat Regatta, this year.

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