Women & Wind

Looking for some time out with some girlfriends? Come out and enjoy a Women & Wind sailing seminar!

Sail Nelson offers plenty of opportunities for you to hang out with some girlfriends and brush up on some of your sailing skills. These afloat seminars are meant to be laid back and will provide you with some new skills and knowledge.

OBJECTIVE: To get out with some girlfriends and have some fun!

PREREQUISITES: Sailing or boating experience is recommended.


Docking 1-0-1: Spend 2 hours learning the ins and outs of docking with ease! Learn how to spring off, tie off to various cleats and posts depending on your marina, and maneuvering in tight areas.

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5:00 – 7:00 PM                          Fee: 80.00

Anchoring 1-0-1: Spend 2 hours learning to set and weigh anchor like a pro! Learn how to use a kedge, bruce and danforth depending on your bottom type. Setting multiple anchors off the bow or stern will also be practiced.

Thursday, May 3, 2018 5:00 – 7:00 PM                          Fee: $80.00

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Sail Trim: Come spend 3 hours learning the fine art of tuning your sails for optimal sailing! Learn the importance of your cunningham, leech line, ticklers and much more! If time permits we may even put up the spin 😉

*NEW DATE: Saturday, June 23, 2018 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM               Fee: $105.00

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Crew Overboard! Spend 2 hours learning how to handle a crew overboard situations under sail and power. We will learn traditional methods as well as dealing with emergencies that could arise during such a procedure. NOTE: The Basic Cruising course or equivalent experience is recommended for this course.

*NEW DATE: Monday, May 28, 2018    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM                             Fee: $80.00

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Photo Credit: This is Margie Claase and after 42,000 miles and 15 years of cruising she sold her boat. This was her last sail on her… What a wonderful life to lead!


Looking for even more time out? Contact our local Kootenay Lake Sailing Association (KLSA) and get on their mailing list and come out for some fun flotilla or race nights!

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