WOWSA – SSP 9/26



We love to create more opportunities to get Women on the Water Sailing, this time at Sail Sandpoint! So we’ve created an event for Sunday, September 26 called WOWSA-SSP for 12 women sailors to join us on Hobie Waves (14′ catamarans) and Laser SB3s (20 ft LOA). As the season comes to an end, we are trying out this one-day event to introduce big boat sailors to small(er) boat sailing. We hope to learn from this event to bring on more programming in 2022.

Sail Sandpoint (SSP) is a community boating center whose mission is to bring the joy and life-enhancing benefits of sailing and small boats to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
Each participant will be able to experience sailing on Lake Washington on both types of boats, socialize with other women sailors, learn from experienced sailors and volunteers, and witness the amazing resources and accessibility of sailing at Sail Sandpoint and the Magnuson Park sport complex area. Join us for a full day of fun!
Tentative Day Schedule: 
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Welcome, Introductions, Mini-tour, Boats & Weather Chalk Talk
12:00 – 2:00 pm Sailing Part 1
2 Hobie Waves (2 SSP skippers, 6 participants, less experienced sailors)
2 Laser SB3 (2 SSP skippers, 6 participants, more experienced sailors)
2:00 – 2:30 pm Snack Break – SSP provided
2:30 – 4:30 pm Sailing Part 2 (groups switch boats)
2 Laser SB3s
2 Hobie Waves
4:30 – 6:00 pm Social Hour – Either at SSP space or go next door to Magnuson Brewery
Target Audience:
  • Those that understand the basics of sailing (Point of Sail, boat terminology and parts, trimming instructions).
  • Those who have maybe only sailed/raced “big boats” keelboats (i.e. 22 ft +) and interested in getting experience on small or dinghy boats.
Cost: $50 per person, will go toward snacks and logistics. Any net proceeds will be donated to Sail Sandpoint, a 501(c)3.

Waiver: All participants will need to complete a SSP Waiver before or on the day of the event.

Cancellation Policy: In the event of inclement weather (lightning, high wind 20kts or more, poor air quality, etc.) we will cancel the event and will issue a 100% refund.


Contact for any unanswered questions.