Monday, December 17, 2007

Women's Series Results for 2007

1st Place- Neena Guidi, Keep The Faith
2nd Place- Lynne Currie, White Lightnin'

Mixed Cruiser
1st Place- Joan Rogers, Whisper
2nd Place- Roseanne Vernon, Liberty Call
3rd Place - Linda Jones, Bernoulli

Congratulations to all of the winners this year. We had a total of 14 boats participating throughout the series for 2007.

Make plans to attend the First Coast Sailing Association Meeting on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at Epping Forest Yacht Club to receive your award. Invite your crew and join everyone for an evening of celebrations!

Monday, November 5, 2007

November Sail and Workshop 2007

Our next Sail and Workshop will be held on Sunday, November 11th. We will meet at Epping Forest Yacht Club on "Bananas" at 12 noon. Bob McClemens will be hosting this workshop-covering sail trim. He will have a short instructional and discussion period before we go out sailing and practice our sail trim.
When you come to the gate at Epping Forest, tell the gate keeper that you are going to down the marina and going on Bananas for a sail.
Email at if you will be attending this event.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Women on the Water Regatta

Our final Regatta for the Women's Series 2007 was held this past Saturday, November 10th at the Rudder Club.
Spinnaker Class 1st place- Kaos- Kim Brew

Non-Spinnaker Class- 1st place- Keep the Faith- Neena Guidi
2nd place- White Lightning- Lynne Currie

Mixed Cruiser Class- 1st place- Whisper- Joan Rogers
2nd place- Liberty Call- Roseanne Vernon
3rd place- Lair- Susan Edwards
4th place- Bernoulli- Linda Jones

Congratulations to all winners!

November Meeting

Our next meeting will be Thursday, November 15th at the Gun & Tackle Club. Social at 5:30pm and meeting starts at 6:00pm.

The agenda will include results for the Women's Sailing Series 2007, Changes for the Women's Sailing Series 2008, upcoming On the Water Sail and Workshop, Christmas Party (December 16th), and Planning Ahead for 2008.

On The Water With Jacqui

Our first On The Water Sail and Workshop event for 2007 was on Jacqui Welti's Freedom 40. We had a gorgeous day with the sun shinning, warm weather and some wind. We all took turns at the helm and each had the opportunity to sail this magnificent boat. Jacqui spoke about the history of her boat and what it takes to make this sailboat sail even in light winds!

Our next On the Water Sail and Workshop Event will be on Sunday, November 11th at 12 noon. We will meet at Epping Forest Marina on Bananas. Bob McClemens will be hosting the workshop. He will give us a short instructional and discussion period before we head out on the water. We will learn more about sail trim. Lots of sharing and telling sailing stories.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Winners of Hands on the Helm Regatta

The 3rd race of the Women's Series was the Hands on the Helm Regatta.
Winners are as follows:
Spinnaker Class
  • 1st Place- Jodi Weinbecker- Cheetah
Non-Spinnaker Class
  • 1st Place- Nicola Nichol- Skimmer
  • 2nd Place- Neena Guid- Keep The Faith
  • 3rd Place- Lynne Currie- White Lightning

Cruiser A Class

  • 1st Place- Joan Rogers- Whisper
  • 2nd Place- Linda Jones- Bernoulli
  • 3rd Place- Jacqui Welti- Big Time

Cruiser B Class

  • 1st Place- Roseanne Vernon- Liberty Call
  • 2nd Place- Leslie Carter - Francisco Sea Warrior
  • 3rd Place- Karen Weimar - Zaida

Congratulations to all winners!

Don't forget the upcoming 4th race of the Women's Series on Saturday, November 3rd at the Rudder Club. Sailing Instructions and Notice of Race can be found on

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Saturday Sail and Workshop

Come join us as we sail out onto the St. Johns River on a Freedom 40 on Saturday, October 20th. We will meet with Jacqui at the Ortega Yacht Club at 12 noon. Her boat "Kara Vela" is located at the end of "B" dock. A workshop on the river will include "How to be a Tactician" during a race. What to look for at the start of a race- pin end versus committee boat end; currents; wind direction, etc. Our guest for this sail is David Parrish who has a lot of knowledge sailing and racing on the St. Johns River. We will be out on the river until about 4pm. Questions- email at

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Captain's Course

Anyone interested in getting a Captain's License?

Contact the Sea School at 1-800-237-8663 and join fellow sailors who will be taking this course in November. Ask for Nelli.
It is a 3 week program:
Starts November 3rd, 9 am - 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday for 3 weekends.
There is also a 1 weekend, then 5 evenings, then 1 weekend program.
The Sea School is located at 8252 Arlington Road, Jacksonville, FL

Upcoming NFWSN Meeting

Join us for our next NFWSN meeting coming up on October 18th. We will have a short social at 5:45 pm and the meeting will start at 6:00pm. We are meeting at the North Florida Gun & Tackle Club located on San Jose Blvd.
Topics of discussion will include the Hands on the Helm Regatta (3rd race)event; First Coast Sailing Association, 4th and final race of the Women's Series, Saturday's workshop and sailing...
Questions? Send an email to

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Hands on the Helm for Hubbard House

Don't forget the upcoming Hands on the Helm for Hubbard House Regatta on Friday, October 5th and Saturday, October 6th. This is the 3rd race in the Women's Series. A woman must be at the helm for this race. Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker classes opened to all female crews. Cruiser Class for mixed crews. (50% males max)
All events held at the Rudder Club in Orange Park, FL.
Friday- October 5th - 7-10:00pm Registration and Party
Dinner, music, raffles, registration for race
Saturday- October 6th- 9:30am Brunch
9:30-10:30am Registration
11:00 am Skipper's Meeting
12 noon Warning Signal for all classes
ASAP presentation and Social after race
Entry fee: $35; $40 day of race. Make checks payable to North Florida Cruising Club. Entry form on
Don't forget to bring items to "Stock the Ship".

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hello and Welcome to the Northeast Florida Women's Sailing Network!
We are located in Jacksonville, FL.

Our Purpose:

To provide a network among women with or without sailing experience to allow us to grow in sailing knowledge and ability through:

  • sharing sailing experiences

  • educational sessions and programs

  • teaching others and

  • sailing together

We meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month, at the Florida Gun & Tackle Club. Short social at 5:45pm with meeting starting at 6:00pm

The NFWSN organizes and coordinates the Women's Sailing Series.

Our 3rd race of the series is the upcoming Hands on the Helm for Hubbard House.

Party: Friday, October 5th at the Rudder Club 7:00-10:00 PM
Race Day: Saturday, October 6th- Brunch at 9:30am - Race Start 12:00 noonApplication available on line at Entry fee $35.00 in Advance or $40 on Race Day.