Leadership.  Communication.  Collaboration.

Sailing isn’t just a sport; it’s a life-changing experience that builds self-confidence, leadership skills, and strength. The Community Sailing Center’s Women in Wind programs uses sailing as a medium to address the unique challenges faced by Vermont girls and women. Working with confident female instructors, girls and women are challenged and supported in an accepting atmosphere, while learning from a positive role model and mentor.

In each session, participants embark on a voyage with adventures and discoveries along the way. It’s an experience with lasting impact that includes personal growth, team-building activities, and time for reflection, providing each student with an opportunity for success.

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 female sailors for programs on small boats or keelboats.

Women in Wind SUP Yoga

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

Women in Wind Bike and Paddle

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 Rock the Boat – NEW!

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 Summer 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.

  • Summer Soiree in partnership with the Greater Burlington Women’s Forum:                 August 10th                              More Info / Register Here
  • Summer Send-Off in partnership with SheJumps:                                                           Semptember 9th                      More Info / Register Here

To be added to the mailing list for Women in Wind, contact Education Coordinator, Morgan LaPointe at (802) 864-2499.

For Girls:

Group Sailing

Multi-week programs bring together progressive skill building, dedicated staff, and a learning environment built on collaborative success. Students work together to sail their boats and discover the leadership and communication skills necessary to navigate not only a sailboat but also the challenges they face in their own lives.

Science

Certified instructors introduce girls to locally relevant environmental science while encouraging questions and providing guidance as they perform experiments to find their own answers. The Community Sailing Center is dedicated to introducing girls to careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields and giving them an opportunity to explore the world around them.

Youth Learn-to-Sail Courses

Yogirls Go Sail – NEW!

All Female Yoga and Sailing
For the first time, in partnership with Evolution Prenatal & Family Yoga Center, the CSC is excited to provide a girls only camp 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.

Sailors and Scientists

All-girls Stem and Sailing
Take science to the lake! Each morning will begin with the basics of sailing on keel boats at the Sailing Center followed by afternoons at ECHO discovering what it means to be a freshwater biologist and designing your very own water sampling equipment! Ages 8-12

Girls Rock the Boat

All Female Climbing and Sailing
Female campers will explore Petra Cliffs’ ropes course and other climbing activities. Campers also enjoy the fundamental skills of sailing small boats on the lake. Ages 8-11 and 12-16.

Contact and Applications

If you have questions about Women in Wind programs please contact Education Coordinator, Morgan LaPointe at (802) 864-2499. To apply for a program please complete the 2017 Women in Wind Application.