SCYA Women’s Sailing Convention Celebrates Silver Anniversary

Posted: January 16, 2014

By: Shane Scott [The Log]

NEWPORT BEACH -- Come Feb.1, the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club (BCYC) will be coated in silver as it hosts the 25th annual Southern California Yachting Association’s (SCYA) Women’s Sailing Convention. This year the convention has grown even bigger, offering 31 different workshops for beginners and expert sailors.

For the past 25 years, the convention has brought sailors of different boating backgrounds together to share their sailing experience. Directed and founded by Gail Hine, the annual sailing convention features courses designed for women and are taught by women.

Hine, the first female recipient of the Peggy Slater Award, initially launched the convention with one goal in mind: give women self confidence in boating. This year, over half of the workshop instructors are licensed coast guard captains, Hine reported. 

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