The Corinthian Yacht Club (CYC) of Seattle actively supports our women members who are exploring, strengthening, and expanding their goals in sailing. CYC is the primary sponsor of the community-wide women’s sailing group known as the Salish Sea Women in Sailing Sistership – SSWiSS, which focuses on forging friendships and connections with sailing sisters across the entire Puget Sound and Salish Sea region.
Women-focused activities include:
SSWiSS Socials – Every 3rd Thursday of the Month from Jan - April and Sept-Oct.
The Salish Sea Women in Sailing Sistership (SSWiSS) meet at CYC. The doors open at 6:00 pm with dinner and drinks. The guest speakers begin at 7:00 pm. SSWiSS members are the speakers or help find guest speaker and there is no fee to join the Facebook group. CYC members pay a discounted rate and may bring their guests. These social events are open to all (including men) who love sailing and are willing to help women on their sailing path.
SSWiSS Symposium - Biennial, late Spring or Summer.
Launched in 2021 during the pandemic, SSWiSS Symposium is a jam-packed 2-3 day event that brings women from a variety of organizations around the Salish Sea together to sail together, learn from each other, and share experiences. The first SSWiSS symposium was hosted by CYC via Zoom in 2021 and Team Sail Like a Girl (TSLAG) provided many of the guest speakers. We hope that this will be an in-person event at the next one planned for 2023 with both in-person sessions and on-the-water learning opportunities.
WOWSA - Women on the Water Sailing
WOWSA is a 3-week learning series that takes place over three Friday evenings in June. This is a great way to end the week - on the water making new friends. You can choose to learn about racing techniques or have a more relaxed experience. Everyone returns to the Clubhouse for dinner and more friendship making. The participants have a variety of experiences - many sailors choose to bring their friends who have never sailed before on this event. The cost is generally $75 for CYC members and $150 for non-CYC members. Sign up for the event generally starts in March and fills up fast.
There may be other WOWSA and SSWiSS events at other venues such as Seattle Yacht Club, Port Madison Yacht Club, Center for Wooden Boats, and Sail Sandpoint. The best way to sign up for notifications is to check the CYC SSWiSS website and join the SSWiSS Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/womensailors. CYC will also advertise on their Telltale and website if possible
Other Organizations' Upcoming Women-Focused Events
Hosted by The Northwest Maritime Center on March 5th at 6pm (online).
Click here to read more and find out how to register: