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.
Future Women in Wind Events to come in 2023!

For Women:

Women in Wind Learn to Sail

If you’re new to the sport, join this fun group of women sailors for programs on small boats or keelboats.  Both First Sail and Learn to Sail Courses are offered.

For Girls:

Yogirls and Sailing

All Female Yoga and 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.

Women in Science and Sailing

Femme-identifying STEM and Sailing 
Take science to the lake with this Community Sailing Center and Lake Champlain Sea Grant – UVM Extension partner camp for girls, trans-women, and non-binary femme-identifying youth. Spend the mornings with the basics of sailing at the Sailing Center followed by afternoons in the lab or aboard a research vessel gathering data and learning about the Lake Champlain watershed from women scientists. Ages 11-15.

Girls Only Jr. Big Boat

Femme-identifying Big Boat Sailing

Learn the basics of Big Boat Sailing aboard a 33-Foot Tartan Ten. Sailors will spend the week on board the larger keelboat learning the new crew roles and skipper responsibilities that go beyond those needed to sail small boats. For girls, trans-women, and non-binary femme-identifying youth. Ages 12-16.


If you have questions about Women in Wind programs for 2023, please call (802) 864-2499 or info@communitysailingcenter.org.