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AdventureSail® for Girls

ADVENTURESAIL® FOR GIRLS ages 9-14 AdventureSail® was introduced by the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) in 1996 as a nationwide program for young girls at risk ages 9-14 to introduce them to a day of sailing thus opening their eyes to a multitude of life’s positive possibilities. WSA-OC has become an official AdventureSail® location through the NWSA who will help sponsor our events. We provide the location, girls, boats, picnic,...

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WSA-OC Beach Clean-up!

1:00 – 3:00pm Are you looking to give back to the ocean and local community? If so, join us for a two hour Beach & Harbor Cleanup on Saturday, April 13th at 1:00 p.m.. WSA-OC will be joining the Ocean Institute staff and other volunteers in a friendly competition of who’s “trashiest” and we want to win! Prizes will be awarded in select categories. We are suggesting everyone bring a filled reusable water bottle, hat,...

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Anchor’s Away Youth Sailing Annual Regatta & Barbecue

We are happy to announce we have once again partnered with Anchor’s Away Youth Sailing (AAYS) for their annual Regatta & Barbecue. AAYS was launched almost 20 years ago by members KC Matlock and Susie Campbell and has been managed for the last several years by Midge Patrick. AAYS takes local youth, who are living in the Orange County foster care system, sailing on a monthly basis with volunteer skippers, crews and boats ensuring fun...

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Ocean Awareness Challenge Event

The Ocean Awareness Challenge (OAC) weekend will bring together a community of like-minded people who care about the health of our oceans. The OAC event is a three day weekend specifically designed to draw attention to the condition of our ocean, to build awareness of this problem, and to challenge participants to think about how they can collectively make a difference. Over the 3-day weekend in September, adult attendees will hear from expert...

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Sail for the Visually Impaired

Over 240 blind or visually impaired adults and their escorts will spend the day sailing with volunteers from WSA-OC and the American Legion Post 291 Family. Approximately 45 skippers and boats from the community are needed to participate in this worthwhile event. Over 150 volunteers are needed to act as escorts, servers, crew, guide dog sitters and more. If you would like to be of assistance, or you would like to donate items for the...

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