Leadership. Communication. Collaboration.

Sailing isn’t just a sport; it’s a life-changing experience that builds self-confidence, leadership skills, and strength. Women in Wind (WIW) cultivates alliances between people who identify as women in our community through the transformative experience of sailing. Sailing utilizes progressive skill building and a positive learning environment to empower women and girls through innovative, customized programs.

It’s an experience with lasting impact that includes personal challenges and time for reflection. In each session, participants lead, communicate, and learn from their peers, providing each student with opportunities for success.

Women in Wind Events

Join us for a festive experience on the waterfront! Events include on-water recreation (sailing or paddling, weather dependent) around Burlington Bay as well as on-shore activities like yoga. Afterwards participants meet on the deck for refreshments, and time to connect with each other.

  • SheJumps into Summer                                                                              July 7
  • Summer Soiree, with Greater Burlington Women’s Forum                     August 7

For Women:

Women in Wind Learn to Sail

If you’re new to the sport or have completed a dinghy learn to sail course, join this fun group of women sailors for programs on small boats or keelboats.

Women in Wind Rock the Boat

Taught by women, for women, this encouraging clinic teaches basic mountain bike handling skills in the morning and will explore the fundamentals of stand up paddling in the afternoon. Enjoy a day of confidence building, exploration and camaraderie.

Women in Wind SUP Yoga

Ease into Stand up Paddle Boarding and SUP Yoga at the Community Sailing Center. This  SUP Yoga experience is guaranteed to invigorate, relieve stress, and leave you feeling empowered and centered.

For Girls:

Yogirls and Sailing

All Female Yoga and Sailing
For the first time, in partnership with Evolution Prenatal & Family Yoga Center, the CSC is excited to provide a camp for kids who identify as female that combines our love of yoga with our love of sailing. Through yoga and sailing, our campers will connect to both the land and the lake environments as they practice balance, gain strength and become more flexible in the outdoors. Campers will start their day with yoga both on land and on SUPs and learn the basics of sailing in the afternoon. Ages 8-10.


If you have questions about Women in Wind programs or would like to participate, please contact Mary Dowd at  (802) 864-2499 or mary@communitysailingcenter.org.