February 6, at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht
Club, Corona del Mar, California, with
BoatU.S. as its primary sponsor. Workshops
include: Welcome Aboard (for begin
ners), Diesels, Going Up the Mast, Basic
Racing Rules, Tactics, Docking, Overboard
Procedures, Suddenly Singlehanded
Interactive, Weather, Sail Trim, Basic
Navigation, Safety, Marine AC/DC Systems,
Hassle-Free Heads, Spinnaker Rigging, and
Offshore Cruising. Prepaid-registrations are
required as space is limited. To register
contact: Gail Hine, SCYA Women’s Sailing
Convention, 23414 Mt. Ashland
Ct., Murrieta CA 92562; 951-677-
8121; firstname.lastname@example.org or www.scya.
org The convention fee is $165 and
includes breakfast, lunch, dinner,
souvenir and handouts.
Cardin (D-Maryland), one of the bill sponsors. “We need to let good science guide
us in making sure that we are getting the
clean air benefits and engine performance
that boaters, and others who rely on
smaller engines, deserve.”
S. 1666, the “Mid-Level Ethanol
Blends Act of 2009,” requires the EPA
to study the compatibility of blended
fuels with current engines and fuel
systems before granting any waivers for ethanol concentrations higher
than 10 percent.
S. 1666 is supported by BoatU.S.
and a diverse coalition of organizations, including environmental
groups, the marine industry, engine
manufacturers, food groups, consumer groups, and refiners. To read the bill:
Boaters should contact their members
of Congress and ask them to cospon-sor S. 1666 and any companion bill
that may be introduced in the House.
— R. L.
One of the many women instructors leads a workshop on
spinnakers at last year’s convention.
Great Seminars For Women
The Southern California Yachting
Association will hold its 21st annual
Women’s Sailing Convention on Saturday,
The 2010 Diesel Engine
Workshop For Women returns
March 13-14 to Middleboro,
Massachusetts, sponsored by
the National Women’s Sailing
Association. The Mack Boring
course covers proper methods of
performing basic engine service and
emergency repairs, with two-thirds
of students’ time working hands-on
with the engines. Fee is $350 including course materials and lunch. A
$100 deposit reserves a spot, due
by Feb. 12. Visit www.womensailing.org or
e-mail email@example.com. For more
details and other events visit www.boatus.
— Elaine Dickinson
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