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!
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 2019 Gallery
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED - our first recipient of our NOWW Scholarship to a female student in the Marine Biology field. She attended our January 2019 Dinner meeting and presented to the members. Sandy Thomas, founder of NOWW, presented her with a custom made NOWW tote for her books created by Sandy herself. Congratulationss to our new recipient!
Our 2018 Gallery
NOWW Hook & Moor On-the-Water activity organized by members, Suzy Webb & Nila Madsen
NOWW Galley Time activity organized by members, Nila Madsen & Catherine Bilyard. Big thanks to Catherine for opening up her home and "galley" sharing ideas on how she preps for food storage and meals. Those attending enjoyed two appetizers by Nila Madsen and a scrumptious lunch by Catherine Bilyard. Absolutely delicious. Recipes were brought by those attending. These will be posted on our Galley time page soon.
Our 2017 Gallery
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