Women On The Water
Women Sailing Keel Boats on Tuesdays
Women on the Water Sailing, is an official TACS program. Learn to sail with other women during a two-hour sail on West Bay. You'll learn at your own pace with one of our intructors, Captain Jenny or Captain Kimberli.
Be sure to dress properly for being on the water (It can get cold out there) --sunglasses, sunscreen, soft-soled, close-toed shoes, layers. (We'll supply PFDs or you can bring your own)
We have the boat on Tuesdays from 2-4 and 6-8 pm and occasionally on Wednesdays from 6-8 pm. You'll find parking across the street from Centerpointe Marina, take the tunnel under the road, and meet outside the Great Lakes Sailing Co. office under the big white tent. We will be taking a Marlow Hunter 22 boat for a sail! Your Captain will meet you and show you the boat and get underway shortly with you. Depending on the wind and weather, we hope to put the sails out and explore the south end of West Bay. This is a learning experience, so come ready to steer the boat, help raise the sails, and take an active part in navigating the bay. No prior experience necessary, but you will be asked to help! Your Captain will get you back to the dock and make the boat ship shape for the next sail. Come with curiosity and ready to ask questions!
Captain Jenny has been sailing for over 20 years. She has also been a captain at Great Lakes Sailing Co. for the past 4 years, teaching classes through the American Sailing Association, as well as leading charters and day sails. Before that, she taught children to sail at Traverse Area Community Sailing for 8 summers. She is passionate about getting new sailors out onto boats to experience the joys of sailing.
Captain Kimberli has been sailing all her life and owns a yacht with her husband. They have sailed in the Great Lakes and closer to the equator. They have also led a flotilla right here through Great Lakes Sailing Co. Kimberli is a USCG Captain and also certified as an American Sailing Association instructor. She loves teaching beginners the basics.
The location for this program is at:
Center Pointe Marina
12935 S. West Bay Shore drive
Traverse City, MI
Please park across the street and use the tunnel to cross M22 to the marina.
Please remember to bring the WOW PROGRAM PARTICIPATION FORM with you when you arrive,
Thanks and have fun!
For cost information please click on Registration.