Primary Sponsor - Boat Owners Association of The United States

The premiere sailing convention for women is set to launch on Saturday, February 3 at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, CA. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.) will again be the primary sponsor of the 18th Annual Women's Sailing Convention, presented by the Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA).

The event is open to all women from novices to experts and the 2007 program is packed with workshops to choose from -- both on and off the water -- including: Welcome Aboard (for beginners), Suddenly Single-handed, Sail Trim, Using GPS, Provisioning, Diesels for Dummies, Basic Navigation, Anchoring, Spinnaker Rigging and Going Offshore. All of the workshops are presented by top women sailors from all over Southern California, many of whom are Coast Guard licensed operators.

"We offer something for everyone whether you race, cruise or day sail," said Gail Hine, the event's organizer. "For those who are already involved but desire more, we will offer some new areas of inspiration and instruction along with excellent networking opportunities," she added.

To cap off the event, the dinner guest speaker will be Capt. Holly Scott of Seal Beach, CA. Scott is a well-known local sailor who has been very popular during her previous convention seminars and brings a great sense of humor in making women feel empowered in mastering sailing skills.

An annual sell-out, participation at the convention is limited to about 275 and registration is $135 which includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all workshops, handouts, and a skipper's bag. To find out more or to register, go to http://www.BoatUS.com/women or http://www.SCYA.org or contact Gail Hine at 23863 Nutwood Way, Murrieta, CA 92562; phone 951-677-8121; E-mail hine@scya.org.

BoatU.S. - Boat Owners Association of The United States - is the nation's leading advocate for recreational boaters providing its 670,000 members with a wide array of consumer services.

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