Although activity was limited by the rain, the Virginia Inland Sailing Association (VISA) held its eighth annual Women’s Sailing Camp this past weekend. Unfortunately, because of the high winds and heavy rains, instructor and organizer Naomi Delzell, was only able to provide some informational instructions to the women who participated, although all of the participants will be welcome to come back on a better day for sailing to get out on the water.
“It started because we had a lot of women who wanted to learn how to sail,” Delzell said. “We decided that the best teachers for them would be other other women. All of our teachers and all of our skippers are all women and all of the people who work on the deck are all women.”
Over the years that Delzell has been running the camp, she explained that its popularity has grown and now there is a waiting list for more people who want to participate. Delzell’s husband, Bob Delzell, will also be running a sailing camp for men later this year in September.
-For more information, see the June 12 edition of the Smith Mountain Eagle-