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Press Release: For Immediate Release: January 23, 2012

Midwest Women’s Sailing Conference www.womenssailing.org

May 19. 2012 8:00 A.M. – 7 P.M

Milwaukee Community Sailing Center 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 more details about the conference visit our website www.womenssailing,org .

More questions? Contact the conference at 414-530-6528 or info@womenssailing.org.

The 2nd annual 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 Nancy Erley, who has twice circumnavigated the world. Both voyages were crewed entirely by women. Check out her website www.tethyoffshore.com.

Following the keynote, the day will be divided into two morning and two afternoon workshop sessions with a brief break for lunch. Attendees will choose from 6 selections per time slot. Nancy Erley will be the presenter for two workshops. For full descriptions of classes, instructors and registration materials visit our website www.womenssailing.org.

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.

“We have grown a lot in a short time.” said MWSC President Cookie Mueller. “We filled our inaugural conference and had to disappoint our waiting list. We acquired our 501(c)3 status and have attracted additional spectacular women to be instructors. Look for our booth at the Strictly Sail Show at Navy Pier, in Chicago Jan 26-29, 2012. Our sponsors and supporters have shown a lot of faith in us. “We are attracting women sailors of all skill levels.” said Registrar Christine Martin, commenting on the entries to date. Last year we had a woman come in from her European Cruise to participate and a relocated local girl came back from Atlanta to learn at the MWSC. This year we have had inquires from the Panhandle of Florida, Duluth Minnesota and Kansas City, Kansas. “

For more information about the conference go to www.womenssailing.org.