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January Meeting Speaker: Allie Blecher

Allie Blecher of Cal Yacht Club is a highly decorated racer, as well as mentor and coach. She serves on the board of the California International Sailing Association and is involved in The Magenta Project, whose main focus is to accelerate women in sailing. She is the 2017 winner of the prestigious SCYA Peggy Slater Memorial(…)

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It’s Boat Parade Time

Boogie on down! The annual Marina del Rey boat parade is Saturday, December 9. Please help us create another award-winning float by signing up to help create decorations and costumes for this year’s float. The theme is “Let’s Dance”, and while our float riding/dancer opportunities have been filled, we still need help putting it all(…)

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November Meeting Speaker – Charles-Etienne Devanneaux

Our speaker this month will be Charles-Etienne Devanneaux, winner of ASMBYC’s 2016 Sportsman of the Year Award. He is a renowned international sailor and racer who has sailed his entire life and raced ever since his father taught him how to hold a tiller and trim a sheet. As a kid, he began collecting Beneteau(…)

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Member Vote – Bylaws Update

Notice to all members: A draft of the proposed updated Bylaws is available for review. Members will be voting on the proposed changes at the November 14 meeting. Click here to view the Bylaws draft. Updated 10/18/17.

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October Meeting Speakers – Melody Kanschat & Hans Kosten

Junior Staff Commodore Melody Kanschat and WSA member Hans Kosten will be speaking at the WSA’s October General Meeting. Melody skippered Harmony and Hans skippered New Moon in 2016’s Baja HaHa rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas. They will be discussing their preparations, provisioning, crew assembly and adventures associated with the HaHa.

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September Meeting Speaker – Gina Dartt

Our speaker for September is Gina Dartt. Gina is the Development Manager for Membership and Annual Giving at the Catalina Island Conservancy. Previously, Gina worked at the Los Angeles Zoo for more than 10 years where she built a strong connection and appreciation for conservation of plants and wildlife that she continues to apply to(…)

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August Meeting Speaker – Karyn Jones

WSA’s own skipper and Staff Commodore Karyn Jones will be the presenter at the August general meeting. Karyn has been a member of WSA since 1999 and has been racing on the Linda Elias Memorial Women’s One Design (LEMWOD) WSA sponsored team since 2001. She started on the foredeck, and has been skippering a team(…)

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Annual Summer Party @ PMYC

WSA members and a guest are welcome to join WSASMB for our Annual Summer Party and BBQ on Tuesday, July 11 starting at 6:00 p.m. This year’s event will be held at Pacific Mariners Yacht Club at 13915 Panay Way, Marina del Rey. There will be lots of food fun and festivities including games and(…)

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June Meeting Speaker – “Ash”

June’s meeting speaker is our own Elbert “Ash” Ashbaugh. Ash has taught sailing professionally for over 25 years in Europe, the Caribbean, Asia and the South Pacific as well as the United States. He is currently managing the education and school programs for a worldwide sailing education company. Ash’s presentation will take a fun look(…)

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