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First Annual - May 14th, 2011
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Press Release
For Immediate Release:
Midwest Women’s Sailing Conference (MWSC)
8:00 A.M., May 14, 2011
Located at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center (MCSC) www.sailingcenter.org
1450 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI

The conference fee is $125 and includes classes, meals and the reception. The conference is limited to the first 100 paid registrations. For registration information contact Phyllis McDonald at 414-530-6528 or email her at womenssailingconf@gmail.com 

The inaugural Conference will be a full day of workshops and speakers covering topics of seamanship with special emphasis on women’s interest and participation in the sport of sailing. This concentrated event will give women an efficient and effective way to get started or to improve their boating skills at any level. Even experienced Skippers will find much of interest. Check In starts at 8:00 am. A continental breakfast will be available. The entire group will hear the keynote address from internationally acclaimed sailor and author Dawn Riley. www.dawnriley.com

From there on the day will be divided into two morning and two afternoon workshop sessions with a brief break for lunch. We will have a selection of workshops covering a wide range of topics. Attendee’s will choose from 6 selections per time slot. Dawn Riley will be presenter for two of the workshops. For full descriptions of available classes and registration materials, contact MWSC via email. womenssailingconf@gmail.com

Our workshop format is modeled after Gail Hines’ very successful Southern California Yachting Association’s Women’s Sailing Convention. Local sailor Kathy Weishampel through Milwaukee Community Sailing Center and Milwaukee Bay Women’s Sailing Organization (MBWSO), found volunteers willing to do the work required to make this event a reality. Kathy’s interview in Sailing Magazine was our first publicity. That article brought inquiries from all around the Midwest. “This is so exciting” said MWSC President Cookie Mueller upon hearing of the tremendous response to the “Save the Day Card” distributed around Milwaukee Bay and the Strictly Sail Show in Chicago. “We are attracting women sailors of all skill levels.” MBWSO Fleet Captain Fran Aring pointed out “Many of our members and other women sailors from around the area, have stepped up to organize, instruct and participate in the conference” For more information about the conference go to www.mbwso.org. Join us on Facebook “Midwest Women’s Sailing Conference”