North Olympic Women On the Water
North Olympic Women On the Water
North Olympic Women On the Water
Linda Bond
Linda Bond Co-Chair
NOWW Co Chair
Sandy Thomas Co-Chair
Member Susy Webb at the Helm
Skipper Susy Webb at the Helm
First Mate Barb Brown pulling up fenders
First Mate, Barb Brown pulling up fenders as they cast off on Izzy B.
Sally Calkins & Julia exploring with the dinghy in Princess
Sally Calkins & Julia exploring with the dinghy in Princess Louisa Inlet
Skipper Julia Roberts at the helm while cruising Prince of Wales Reach
Skipper Julia Roberts at the helm while cruising Prince of Wales Reach

Our Purpose

Women working with women to help each other gain further confidence on the water making boating experiences even more enjoyable than they already are.  We love cruising and socializing with each other at our destinations.  We also desire to be confident that we can handle our boats at any time and take control when needed.

We encourage each other to become more knowledgeable of our boats, how they handle, how to stay calm in  emergencies, how to provision for short or longer cruises, how to be the best First Mate and/or Skipper through opportunities provided by NOWW.

These opportunities are designed to build confidence by presenting information in an active, fun, and supportive environment.  The laid back approach helps to build confidence that we can be the captain of our own ship - no matter how large or small our boat may be.

NOSPS provides excellent courses that we encourage everyone to take - we simply provide additional opportunities to practice and share with each other of what we have learned.  We share our fears and suggest ways to overcome them.  We will work together to achieve confidence whether you  have been on the water for a while or new to boating.  We choose what we want to do on our own boats - but whatever it is, we want to do it with confidence! And...You are guaranteed to make friends in the process!

 

OUR STORY

As Commander Sandy Thomas created NOWW
As Commander Sandy Thomas created NOWW

Sandy Thomas, as Commander of NOSPS for two years, had the vision and goal to form a SubGroup/Committee, named North Olympic Women on the Water (NOWW).  She saw the need for women in the group to gain more confidence when working around their boat, docking, departing, working lines, and at the helm.

NOSPS are strong and capable women - the need was there to help provide an environment where more confidence could be gained making boating even more inviting by providing opportunities for women to share with other women concerns and successes.

Meet the NOWW

Our 2017 Gallery

Our 2016 Gallery

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