Filed Under (Boating Safety) by Debbie on 09-04-2008

All women with “men who want to boat”, need to know how to ‘drive’ the boat.   This is something I harp on here because I really believe women need to step up on this.  Granted not every guy out there can teach you what you need to know.  My hubby and I have a pretty silent bit we do, although there have been times when we’ve been quite loud.

I believe that each one of us needs to know how to handle the boat, radio for help, trim sails and replace fuel filters.  Why?  Because you just never know when you could be called upon to act as captain.  Your ability to handle the situation could literally mean the difference between life and death for you, your spouse or children. 

Women learn differently than men do and it’s important to find the right kind of instruction.  The National Women’s Sailing Association is hosting a wonderful day of learning for women on Saturday, August 2, 2008. 

The day-long conference for the beginner and intermediate female recreational sailor is designed to introduce them to or enhance sailing skills through seminars on water and on land. Workshop topics include Take the Helm, Sail Trim, Sail Care and Repair, Reefing, Going up the Mast, and much more. Conference includes a light breakfast and lunch, raffle gifts, and experienced women coaches.

You can register after May 1 and seating is limited to 50.  This is a great way for us to learn ladies.  So, leave your dock ape idiot at home and head off for a day of fun and learning.  You can find more information by “clicking here”.

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