WOW! How To Get Involved

Volunteer

Do you want to be part of a group that focuses on improving the lives of women and girls through education and access to sailing? Do you have a skill that you would like share with other women?  If so, we’d like you to consider being a part of our team of women to promote WOW!
Skills & Topics we need & include in the WOW program:

  • Event planning:
    • Meet and greets
    • Mother and daughter events
    • Married women (helm or crew)
    • BOGO events (Bring a friend)
  • Guest Speakers:
    • Women sailing instructors,
    • Women surveyors,
    • A panel of women sailors for Q & A,
    • Tell your story
    • Safety Issues
    • Navigation
    • Best galley practices
    • Sailing locations
    • Hardware and gear
    • Software / electronics
    • How to stay warm / dry (Hypothermia and clothing)
    • etc…
  • In Classroom Workshops:
    • Responsibilities of the skipper and crew
    • Parts of the vessel
    • Federal requirements for recreational boats
    • How to tie knots
    • How to splice
    • Navigation
      • Day sail planning
      • Trip planning
      • Chart symbols
      • Aids to navigation
      • How to read a chart
      • How to set a course
      • Set and drift
      • Course to steer
      • 2 Point fix
      • Running fix
      • Danger bearing
      • Tide tables
      • Light list
      • Local Notice to Mariners
    • Sailing knowledge
      • Sailing terminology
      • Sail trim
      • Points of sail
      • Rules of the road under sail
      • etc…
  • On the Water Workshops:
    • Sailing checklist
    • Rigging
    • Winch maintenance
    • Sailing skills
    • Single handling
    • Anchoring
    • Mooring ball approaches
    • Docking
    • Rescuing (man-overboard)
    • Sailing a triangular course
  • Guest writers for the WOW blog
  • ASA Women certified instructors (paid position)
  • Public relations
    • Network with women groups
    • Hold Intro to Sailing ($99 pp) 4 hour on the water
    • Scholarships
    • etc…
  • Social media