The Florida Women's Sailing Association
Founded in 1973 to promote and encourage the growth of women's sailing groups along the West coast of Florida, the FWSA functions to:
Encourage the sport of women's interclub yacht racing
Foster and encourage social fellowships pertaining to all things nautical between member clubs and similar associations
Improve communication between clubs
Forward and advance sailing in all its phases through education and sailing clinics
Promote and coordinate interclub, match team racing and other sailing events for and between its members under uniform rules.
Currently there are nine member clubs with more than four hundred women racing once a week in their respective sailing clubs on the Florida West Coast. Membership is open and we welcome additional sailing clubs.
Each year the Florida Women's Sailing Association has two regattas. The FWSA Championship Regatta is held in crewed boats. The Rainbow Regatta is held in the Spring in prams and Sunfish.
Young Woman Sailor of the Year Award
FWSA presents their "Young Woman Sailor of the Year" Award at their Annual Meeting in May.