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.

UPDATE: Women in Wind for 2021

Unfortunately, this year we are unable to offer the Women in Wind event or dedicated women-led or women specific courses due to the lack of female identifying sailing staff and general staff availability. We hope to take a look at what is possible for perhaps the fall or next summer. Planning and re-planning for COVID with our youth programs has tapped a lot of our bandwidth for programming this summer. We do apologize that we are unable to fulfill your requests this summer.
We’d encourage folks to look into the available adult courses we are able to offer this summer, which can be found on our website under the ‘Sailing’ drop down menu.
We will also be taking private lesson requests, and fulfilling them as resources and staffing levels allow. We’d encourage you to submit a request here on our website. This is fun and flexible options for families, teens and adults.

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 2022!

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 Learn to Sail Dates to come in 2022!

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.


If you have questions about Women in Wind programs for 2022, please call (802) 864-2499 or info@communitysailingcenter.org.