Jibing & Downwind Sailing – Class Six

UPDATE: Due to the increase in COVID cases in the New Orleans area and the reinstatement of the indoor mask mandate we have chosen to cancel the remaining workshops in our Winter Education Seminar. Safe jibing and downwind sailing technique is an important skill for all sailors. In this class participants will learn how jibingContinue reading “Jibing & Downwind Sailing – Class Six”

Tacking & Upwind Sailing – Class Five

When sailing you eventually have to turn…you can’t sail straight forever! In this class participants will learn the proper steps to turn or ‘tack’ a sailboat into the wind as well as tips for optimal upwind sailing. Join us at the Community Sailing New Orleans Lakeview Campus on Thursday, January 6 starting at 6:30pm. Free,Continue reading “Tacking & Upwind Sailing – Class Five”

Trimming & Steering – Class Four

Knowing how to properly adjust a boat’s sails and steer for different conditions can make the difference between a fun sail and fail sail. In this class participants will learn the basics of how to trim sails for different wind directions as well as tips on steering to increase speed and maintain an enjoyable sail.Continue reading “Trimming & Steering – Class Four”

Wind & Water Awareness – Class Two

Successful sailors have a well developed sense for the wind. In this class participants will learn how to read the wind as well as the different ‘points of sail’, key information for understanding how to trim sails correctly. Join us on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Community Sailing New Orleans Lakeview Campus starting at 6:30pm.Continue reading “Wind & Water Awareness – Class Two”

Anatomy of a Sailboat – Class One

In partnership with Community Sailing NOLA, through funding from the Flying Scot Sailing Foundation, LPWSA is offering a Winter Education Series. Initially offered on the North Shore at Pontchartrain Yacht Club in 2019, our course was cut short by the pandemic. Now it’s back thanks to funding from the Flying Scot Foundation and this timeContinue reading “Anatomy of a Sailboat – Class One”

2021-2022 Winter Education Series

Mark your calendars! Here is the complete list of dates and topics for our 2021-2022 Winter Education Series funded by the Flying . All classes start at 6:30pm at the Community Sailing New Orleans Lakeview Campus. Free, open to the public, and kid-friendly, these classes are delivered by an LPWSA member with goal of preparingContinue reading “2021-2022 Winter Education Series”

October Sailor Social Special

Join us this month at our Sailor Social for bra decorating and a very special talk from LPWSA member, Heidi, in support of our annual Pink Ribbon Regatta for breast cancer awareness!Heidi Netherton is a retired RN and a 20 year survivor of breast cancer. After earning her BSN from William Carey University and herContinue reading “October Sailor Social Special”

Fleur de Lis Regatta 2021

Join LPWSA for the Fleur de Lis Regatta, the gulf coast’s premier mixed-gender sailing event! Participating boats must have 50% female crew, including a female skipper. Perpetual trophies will be awarded to both spinnaker and non-spinnaker classes. Proceeds from the event benefit the mission of LPWSA to increase education and access to sailing for womenContinue reading “Fleur de Lis Regatta 2021”