SCYA's 31st Women's Boating Event

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September 18th & 19th, 2021
Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club
& California Yacht Club, Marina del Rey

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SCYA's 31st Women's Boating Event

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COACHES

This list is growing, MOST AWESOME!

Captain Mike Blecher
Monica Chaban
Patti Day
Patti Eagan

Captain Linda Lee Fromm
Captain Judy Fusco
Themis Glatman

Rosalie Green
Captain Sherry Hunt
Dave Johnson
Captain Karyn Jones
Melody Kanschat
Jennifer Kitchen
Captain Lori Klaidman
Michelle Kringen
Thomas Lehtonen
Carrie Meredith
Barbara Morris
Steven Moses
Christine Pernin

Captain Marie Rogers
Cynthia Ross
Captain Barbara Ross

Stacy Sinclair
Jerome Sammarcelli
Captain Jane Thomas

Captain Fran Weber
Dr. Bria Anna White
Margie Woods

Captain Kathy St. Amant
SCYA Director & Women's Boating Chair

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Captain Kathy St. Amant SCYA Director and Women’s Event Chair 

As the SCYA’s Women’s Boating Event chair, I can’t wait to say hello to you in person on September 18th. With the fun changes in our format this year, we get to experience two excellent Marina del Rey Yacht Clubs as they host us on Saturday and Sunday. We will present two speakers, one at Saturday’s dinner and one at Sunday’s lunch. Both are excellent speakers and will bring to you value added skills and knowledge.

The new weekend format with the Saturday dinner, will allow more time for networking with your many new boating friends and catching up with those you have met in the past. Our event brings together women from all over Southern California. Your coaches are the best of the best and they have prepared their workshops so that you can take your new skills back to your boat and utilize them immediately.

Please take your time and study the wonderful collection of workshops, many new topics have been added and your favorites are back.

You may contact me through the Event’s Contact form on this page.

WELCOME

The year is 2021 and SCYA is celebrating a Century of Service. Wow, did we have a tough 2020. We lost the Women’s Boating Clinic last September. Because all of us are anxious to have experiences again, SCYA has something very special for you. – Besides SCYA celebrating a Century of Service, we are also celebrating 30 women’s boating educational conferences and clinics in the record books. Past attendees will notice that there are many changes and NEW WORKSHOPS this year.

First: The Women’s Boating Clinic had a name change to reflect the new format and expanded offerings for SCYA’s premiere women’s educational “event”. The word “event” fits with the expanded time frame and offerings SCYA will be presenting. It will now be known as the SCYA WOMEN’S BOATING EVENT.

Second: The event will be held over two days. There is so much happening, we will be splitting our days between California Yacht Club and Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club.

Third: the weekend event will be preceded by a series of online presentations. Some will be directly connected to the weekend workshops; some will be standalone topics.

Fourth: Saturday’s workshop has a special format, with networking a huge focus. The workshop and all the day’s events will be held out of Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club. After a continental breakfast at the club, all will head out for a full day on the water workshop geared toward The Cruising Life. The group will head out in a caravan to a destination, by power or sail, chosen depending upon the weather. The day’s skills will include coastal piloting, anchoring, cruise meal planning, dinghy handling, swimming, and kicking back.

Fifth: Our Networking evening begins with a no-host-bar cocktail hour and then a sit-down dinner at Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club. A very special guest speaker will entertain the guests. Live music in the bar afterwards will complete the evening.

Sunday, all at California Yacht Club, will look familiar, starting the day with a continental breakfast, lunch at the club, with Clubhouse and on the water workshops happening all day long. The event will end with a no-host bar and hors d’oeuvres.

SWAG will be available to order while making reservations. Each day will be offered up as separate events, and a full package with a discount will be offered. All workshops and dinners have limited reservations. First come, first served. They will sell out.

PRE-EVENT ONLINE SEMINARS

We are in the process of building out a series of online pre-event seminars. Stay tuned, these will be awesome!

SUNDAY’S WORKSHOPS
CALIFORNIA YACHT CLUB
BELOW ARE PRELIMINARY WORKSHOP TOPICS
More information on each workshop coming soon

PRELIMINARY ONLINE SEMINARS
Meal planning for long distance cruising
The new day sailors coming on the market are pretty special and pretty expensive. Find out why and what they are bringing to the sport.
Coastal Piloting

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AM WORKSHOPS

Clubhouse Workshops

  • Sail/Fabric Repair – Hands On  (3 hours)
    • Dr. Bria Anna White
  • Capt. Mike’s World Famous Celestial Navigation (3 hours)
    • Captain Mike Blecher
  • Marlinspike Seamanship (3 hours)
    • Jerome Sammarcelli
  • Sail Trim – On the Dock with Catalina 22 (3 hours)
  • Easy Electrical – 12 Volt Basics
    • Judy Fusco

On the Water Workshops (all 3 hours)

  • Beginning Sailing
    • Captain Jane Thomas – WAI’LANI – Lead Coach
    • Jennifer Kitchen – Zephyr
  • Intermediate Sailing
    • Monica Chaban – Rascal
  • Anchoring & Mooring
    • Melody Kanschat –
  • Beginning Racing
    • CYC Martin 242
    • CYC Martin 242
    • CYC Martin 242
    • Steven Moses – Wombat Martin 242
  • Open Ocean Boat Preparation
    • Stacy Sinclair – Kelly Peterson 44, S/V Rhiannon
  • Safety, Dinghy Basics & Crew Best Practices
    • Christine Pernin – Lagoon 45 Kunisoki
  • Suddenly Alone
    • Margie Woods – Cassiopeia
  • Power Boats In Close Quarters
    • Captain Barbara Ross
  • Sailboats in Close Quarters
    • Captain Fran Weber
  • Safety at Sea
    • Captain Linda Lee Fromm – Catalina 36 or O’day 40
  • Heavy Weather Sailing
    • Captain Lori Klaidman – Catamaran
  • Boat Maintenance and Repair – on board at the dock
    • Thomas Lehtonen – on board at the dock

PM WORKSHOPS

Clubhouse Clinics

  • Sail/Fabric Repair – Hands On (3 Hours)
    • *Dr. Bria Anna White
  • Marlinspike Seamanship (3 hours)
    • *Jerome Sammarcelli
  • Sail Trim – On the Dock (3 hours)

On the Water Workshops (all 3 hours)

  • Beginning Sailing
    • Captain Jane Thomas – WAI’LANI – Lead Coach
    • Jennifer Kitchen – Zephyr
    • Dave Johnson – Four Belles
  • Intermediate Sailing
    • Rosalie Green – Blue Star
    • *Monica Chaban – Rascal
  • Anchoring & Mooring
    • Melody Kanschat
  • Beginning Racing – Martin 242
    • CYC Martin 242
    • CYC Martin 242
    • CYC Martin 242
    • Steven Moses – Wombat Martin 242
  • Open Ocean Boat Preparation
    • Stacy Sinclair – Kelly Peterson 44, S/V Rhiannon
  • Safety, Dinghy Basics & Crew Best Practices
    • Christine Pernin – Lagoon 45 Kunisoki
  • Sailboats in Close Quarters
    • Captain Fran Weber
  • Confident Short Handed Sailing
    • Margie Woods – Cassiopeia
  • Power Boats In Close Quarters
    • Captain Barbara Ross
  • Sailboats in Close Quarters
    • Captain Fran Weber
  • Safety at Sea
    • Captain Linda Lee Fromm
  • Heavy Weather Sailing
    • Captain Lori Klaidman – Catamaran
  • Boat Maintenance and Repair
    • Thomas Lehtonen – on board at the dock
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