Welcome to CIWSA!

Our Mission

The mission of the Channel Islands Women’s Sailing Association is to support and encourage women sailors of all experience levels. By participating in educational activities both on and off the water, we develop our sailing skills and promote the Corinthian spirit. Via our community outreach program, CIWSA strives to also foster a love of sailing in local girls, particularly those who might not otherwise be exposed to the sport.

Our Activities

At least one on-the-water event is scheduled each month. These include…

The Ventura Caregivers Association Sailathon
An annual overnight campout/cruise to Scorpion Anchorage at Santa Cruz Island
The Lady at the Helm race
The “Boo Cruise” GPS scavenger hunt
A weekend in Long Beach training with the Long Beach Sea Gals

Our off-the-water events include…

General meetings featuring sailing-related presentations from guest speakers (see meeting details below)
The Women’s Sailing Convention in Newport
An annual fundraiser event to support our youth sailing-camp scholarship program


Our General Meetings

CIWSA holds general meetings every other month, on the second Thursday, at either Channel Islands Yacht Club (in CI Harbor) or Pierpoint Bay Yacht Club (in Ventura Harbor).  Each meeting is comprised of a no-host reception and dinner followed by a guest speaker. A brief business meeting is held at the end of the evening. Our general meetings run from 6:30 to 9:00.

Come Check Us Out!

We invite potential new members to attend two of our meetings without any obligation to join. After that, visitors are asked to join the club if they would like to continue attending meetings. Our membership fees are $120 annually.

Please come and visit! Bring your family members and friends. We would love to meet you!