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Women take the helm at Bitter End Yacht Club

JJ Isler’s Women on the Water Week, an instructional sailing program, will be held Oct. 23 to 30 at Bitter End Yacht Club in the British Virgin Islands. The program will be led by JJ Isler, a two-time Olympic medalist and co-author of “Sailing for Dummies.”

Other instructors include: Pam Wall, circumnavigator and big-boat cruiser; Joan Gilmore, Coast Guard licensed captain, International Education Coordinator of the American Sailing Association; and Martha Parker, renown racing crew.

The American Sailing Association is sponsoring Women on the Water Week. For information, call (800) 872-2392 or e-mail