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Making Change 'Come About'

The Lake Pontchartrain Women's Sailing Association is the first sailing club in the Gulf Coast region to offer AdventureSail®, a sailing-based mentor program for at-risk girls between the ages of 9 to 14. Since 2016, through assistance from various local and national organizations including the New Orleans Yacht Club, U.S. Sailing, Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Company, and the national Women’s Sailing Association, the LPWSA has taken over 40 girls sailing on Lake Pontchartrain as part of the AdventureSail® Program. For most of the girls participating in the program, this is their first sailing experience.

Key speakers for past LPWSA AdventureSail® events have included:

  • US Coast Guard Captain, Lucinda Cunningham
  • WDSU Meteorologist, Kweilyn Murphy
  • Sweet Caroline crew member, Amye Sinclair, featured on CNN’s Great Big Story

AdventureSail® is a rewarding experience for volunteers as well as girls. Women of all levels of sailing experience are invited to volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering or would like to organize an event for a girls youth-program, please contact us.