Super Talent at 28th Annual Womens Sailing Seminar

Oct 17, 2020 | Sailing

  • Instruction, Interactive Sessions, Group Break-Outs, Plus Networking Hosted by Professional Women Sailors.
  • $80 registration for Womens Sailing Seminar (WSS) until November 1; $100 thereafter
  • Free online storyteller session, “The Lighter Side,” is Monday, October 19, 7pm Pacific

Free online storyteller session, “The Lighter Side,” is Monday, October 19, 7pm, Pacific Island Yacht Club’s annual Women’s Sailing Seminar (WSS) scheduled for November 13 to 15 is shifting to a fully online virtual education format this year to respect social distancing recommendations.

WSS kicks off with a Friday evening racing seminar. Saturday and Sunday sessions start at 8am PT and run until late afternoon. Instruction will be taught for sailors of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. Communication will be delivered via the Zoom online platform. Guests from any region in the world are welcome to register.

Hosted by the Island Yacht Club of Alameda, California, and in its 28th year, Women’s Sailing Seminar features instructors who have enviable credentials and experience. Key 2020 presenters include:

To complement the annual seminar weekend, WSS organizers are hosting a series of free interactive online storytelling sessions. The next program, “The Lighter Side,” is scheduled for Monday, October 19, 7pm PT. Storyteller sessions are complimentary, last one hour and are hosted on the Zoom platform. The September storyteller event attracted 97 registrants.

WSS Weekend and Storyteller Registration Details

Register and view information about the Women’s Sailing Seminar and free storyteller sessions at

Tickets for Women’s Sailing Seminar weekend November 13 – 15 are on sale now. $80 until November 1; $100 thereafter

About Island Yacht Club
Island Yacht Club, based in Alameda, California, was founded in 1970 by a group of sailboat racers seeking to offer the best possible value in a yacht club. IYC is an all-volunteer non-profit club open to anyone interested in sailing, power boating and on-the-water activities.

IYC members enjoy reciprocal privileges at yacht clubs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. IYC also extends a warm welcome to yacht clubs that grant reciprocity to our members. While we presently do not have a clubhouse, we are continuing our search for a new home. Both in an online and in-person setting, our focus is on learning and racing together; we are for boaters who seek camaraderie and fellowship without pretense.

IYC sponsors several key sailboat races on the Bay and Estuary; the Silver Eagle Long Distance Race, the Jill and Jack +1 Race, the Sadie Hawkins Race, and both Island Days Sunday beer can series (Winter) and Island Nights Friday evening beer can series (Spring and Summer). During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are continuing our racing program.

In addition, IYC is the founder and host of the Northern California Women’s Sailing Seminar (WSS). The WSS is two full days of sailing instruction, with classes taught both on and off the water, by women for women. Nothing more exemplifies IYC’s commitment to making sailing more accessible and fun.

Membership dues for 2021 are now $50, with no initiation fee for new members. Join our all-volunteer club today, to enjoy reciprocal privileges at Bay Area yacht clubs, a year-round racing calendar, monthly events and access to a diverse community of local