WWS 10,000 Member Giveaway

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In celebration of reaching 10,000 members, WWS is having a fun giveaway!

All items have been graciously donated by your fellow WWS sisters.

51 Winners and over $2400 in Prizes!!

Read details on prizes and donors below. Then Enter in Contest Box at bottom of page.

THANK YOU to all who made this possible, especially Charlotte Kaufman who created this group five years ago!

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Health That Fits

A free 3 month health coaching program to address unique person health challenges.  Includes 2 personal sessions per month (skype or facetime), handouts, email support, personalized coaching and guidance to make the changes you want.  Retail Value, $900. WINNER – Michele Ward

Clauda Reshetiloff works with clients who have let life take over and find themselves in an unhappy place that they are ready to shake out of.  She helps clients lose weight, find their happy place, increase energy and get rid of nagging health issues that have been dragging them down (inflammation, extra weight, lack of sleep, lack of energy, gastrointestinal struggles) through private coaching as well as group programs.  She lives on her 43’ Wauquiez Amphitrite with her husband & 2 kids in Tortola, BVI.


Mantus Anchors

$200 Store Voucher good for anything from the website MantusAnchors.com  WINNER – Kim Tanner

and WWS Burgees (10 winners) Retail value, $14/ea. WINNERS –  Victoria Fulop, Kate Morrone, Sharron Great, Barbara Trumble, Paula Mueller, Barbara Mavor, Patricia Jackson, Marianne Falk, Kaz Adams, Jennifer Peacock

Mantus Bottle Openers (10 winners) Retail value, $7/ea. WINNERS – Lisa Brown, Trini Arrogante, Angela Henry, Emmanuelle Buecher, Shannon Mac Gillivray, Ginny Teatro, Nadell Tapley Swanson, Anamarija Urh, Lisa Berg, Jennfer Sarthou

Remember, all WWS members receive a 15% discount on any order by using discount code “WWS” at checkout (Can’t be combined with other discounts).

Deneen Taylor is Co-Founder of Mantus Anchors and an Aerospace Engineer for NASA by day. She sails in her hometown waters of Galveston Bay TX. 


Carol Stolberg – Marmara Imports

Marmara Imports is offering a set of our South Beach bath and hair towels in navy blue. Two bath and two hand/hair towels. Retail value, $150.

These soft and durable cloths can be used as bath or beach towels, picnic blankets, yoga mats, tablecloths and much more. Each is hand woven using 100 percent organic Turkish cotton, a material valued for its extraordinary light weight, absorbent and quick-drying qualities.  WINNER – Stephanie Miller

Carol and Susan are longtime friends and traveling companions from Boston, MA. We met while working at Harvard and soon discovered our shared love of travel.

While on a trip to Turkey in 2011, we were charmed by the people, customs and culture—and especially taken by the textiles. Meeting the weavers and using their products inspired us to bring them home. We love everything about our products and their versatility for today’s lifestyle.

Our mission at Marmara Imports is to offer exceptional, eco-friendly, fair-trade textiles to the U.S. market and beyond. We support global artisans in their endeavor to sustain not only themselves and their families but also the ancient ways of weaving.



Cruising Coaching

Do you dream about going cruising? Want some help figuring out how to realize the dream, choose the boat, get equipped (without going broke!), stay safe, or just better understand what it’s really like? We’re mentoring people to answer those questions. Retail value, $100.  WINNER – Rekka Bellum

Behan Gifford and her family have sailed thousands of miles with babies aboard in Puget Sound, then tens of thousands of miles more while cruising around the world with their three children. Behan’s husband Jamie was previously a professional sailor and sailmaker with extensive racing experience. Let their experience help you get out on the water!



Nica Waters

A custom workout routine you can do on the boat. This will require about a 30 minute Skype or zoom conversation for me to understand your space requirements and health goals, plus an understanding of what equipment you have or don’t have at your disposal. Approximate Retail, $100  WINNER – Ruth Allen

Nica’s sailing experience has mostly been on her family’s 28’ Bristol Channel Cutter, on which she has sailed and cruised for just about 4 years split up over the decades. She’s landlocked impatiently until her kids are out of high school, after which she and her husband will cruise to points west. A teacher by profession and foodie and health aficionado by passion, she’s been a certified personal trainer for 2 years and the owner of her business!




Schooner Chandlery

$100 Store Voucher good for anything from the website – Schooner Chandlery. Note all the specials discounts offered specifically for WWS on her Schooner Chandlery WWS Landing Page.  WINNER – Jacquie East

Brenda Hattery (aka Mahdee Brenda) is the founder of the Schooner Chandlery marketplace. Her preferred lifestyle is seafaring adventure aboard the historic 1931 schooner she sails with her husband and cat; her preferred scene is a peaceful anchorage in the middle of nowhere–with high speed Internet access. An engineer with MBA, she loves technology, entrepreneurship, and strong communities; she advocates for historic preservation, open space conservation, public use and stewardship of America’s waterways.




Sailboat Interiors / Quahog Bay Bedding

100% Cotton Waffle Weave Holiday Towel (15 winners). Retail value, $20 each

Everyone who loves to cook knows the importance of quality kitchen towels. Our cotton weave waffle towels are invaluable for everything from wiping up counter tops to recruiting guests to help with the drying up. These super absorbent towels are expansive (12” x 18”), and heavy weight with hand sewn accent fabric. They are a popular interior design choice for home, boat, beach house and RV décors.  WINNERS – Christina Rioey, Robin Windsor, Kristine Robinson, Anita Ward Damiani, Maggie Walsh, Jan Guthrie, Laurie Ehlke, Deanie Pittkin, Sandra Renwick, AmyMarie Hutcheson, Katy Flanery, Nancy Riella, Laura Landis, Jerah Coviello, Suzanne Beaman

Beth Allen McLeod founded both Sailboat Interiors and Quahog Bay Bedding in 2014 to bring modern colors, fabrics, and product lines to boats and homes throughout the world. Boat bedding and interior products can be found at sailboat-interiors.com. Home bedding and interior decor products are located at quahogbaybedding.com. Both companies are headquartered in West Bath, Maine.



Charlotte Kaufman – Sew Sew Sew Your Boat

One decorative throw pillow cover – fits a 22″x22″ pillow form. Made with designer fabric from the Hawthorne Threads’s Nectar line. Pillow cover includes yellow piping and a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The Earth Laughs in Flowers.” Pillow form not included. Will ship worldwide. Retail value, $50 WINNER – Janine Hunt

Charlotte Kaufman is the founder of Women Who Sail, which was started in December of 2011. She is also a writer and sewist in Mammoth Lakes, California. She specializes in marine and home interiors and continues to fall more and more in love with quilting. You can follow her at charlottekaufman.com.


Maggie & Milly

$50 Store Voucher at maggieandmilly.com

Made for men and women, each bracelet is hand-crafted using authentic sailing hardware, materials, and knotting techniques. Get them wet, salty, or sandy… these bracelets can weather any storm. WINNER – Patti Stickle

I’m Melody DiCroce, creator and designer of Maggie & Milly jewelry. I’ve been creating custom bracelets for sailors and sailors-at-heart since 2012 after moving onto a sailboat with my husband. My bracelets are carried in several shops in the US and internationally, and have even captured the attention of Ralph Lauren, but I have to credit the supportive women of WWS for helping make Maggie & Milly a success.


PracticalArtisan – making the ordinary, extraordinary.

Turquoise and malachite inspired neckless with matching bracelet and ear rings.

If you can dream it, I can make it on my boat! Jewelry, costumes, flower arrangements, paper crafts, menus, decorations, bath and body products, clothing for every member of your family and boat canvas work. Retail value, $50.  WINNER – Bejay Grackin

Angela McCarthy Henry is living the dream aboard her sailboat SV Mystique with her husband Martin and pup, Chloe. 


Charlie’s Charts

$50 Store Voucher toward any of our cruising guides, chart kits or cruising gear.  Charlie’s Charts started in 1982 as a Cruising Guide company, covering the coastline from Alaska to Costa Rice, The Hawaiian Islands and across Polynesia.  We also offer navigation charts of Baja California and the Sea Of Cortez, as well as hard to find cruising gear that we wouldn’t leave home without.  The winner will receive $50 toward any of our merchandise.  WINNER – PJ Baker

Captain Holly Scott and Jo Russell are great friends and business partners, owning Charlie’s Charts and Mahalo Sailing together. They are both cruisers with their own boats and love to travel and share their adventures with others. 


Amanda Warren

I am offering a Large Utility Tote in the winners choice of pattern and personalization.  Attached is an example.  Retail value, $42. Winner must have a shipping address (non-PO Box) in the US, Puerto Rico, Guam or the USVI.

Thirty-One offers durable, long lasting, items that can be used for storage, groceries, over night trips, or personal use while out and about.  And so much more!  Many of them have the ability to be personalized and most of them collapse for easy storage.  During the 10,000 member giveaway days, shop here for an additional 10% off!  WINNER – Meg Charlebois

Amanda is a Senior Director with Thirty-One Gifts and has been with them since July 2011. She offers flexible, useful products for sale and mentors others in starting their own business as well. Amanda and her family have been liveaboards since Feb 2015 when they moved from Alaska. They are currently in the Chesapeake Bay aboard a 65ft Irwin named Neverland. Amanda has kids ranging from 5-16yo and a baby on the way. The family is looking forward to exploring the world in the coming years after they finish their refit on the boat.



WoodenBoat Magazine

Wooden Boat is proud to offer a 1-year subscription, your choice of print or digital, in celebration of WWS reaching 10,000 members. This isn’t just for folks with wooden boats: WoodenBoat offers practical tips and maritime stories of interest to all boat owners, boat builders, and boat enthusiasts. Subscriptions for WoodenBoat are $32 annually, 6 issues per year. (Facebook WoodenBoat)  WINNER – Leah Randall

Anne Bryant is Associate Editor at WoodenBoat Magazine. She’s relatively new to sailing, and has been cruising aboard a 32′ wooden cutter named Mimi Rose for about 5 years, has crewed on various boats, and is an admin for Women Who Sail. She’s always looking for a good story, a good gear review, or a good lead on a story for WoodenBoat. All WWS are most welcome on campus at WoodenBoat, do stop in if you find yourself in Brooklin, Maine. More about Anne and her boat: www.frompinetopalm.com


The Boat Galley

One print copy of The Boat Galley Cookbook, retail value $30. In US, Carolyn will send a signed copy by US mail; if it needs to be shipped internationally, it will come from Book Depository (unsigned) and takes about 2 weeks to arrive.

The Boat Galley Cookbook is the one comprehensive galley reference needed aboard every cruising boat – more than 800 everyday recipes made from obtainable ingredients with hand utensils, together with in-depth instructions for unfamiliar cooking techniques and food storage and substitution information. WINNER – Deborah Nash

Carolyn Shearlock has been cruising for 10 years. She and her husband Dave are currently preparing to island-hop from the Florida Keys to the Virgin Islands this winter. In 2010, she began The Boat Galley blog with practical tips, reliable information and trusted product reviews.


Maryanna Powell

Handmade embroidered dish towel. Various designs available. Approx retail value, $13.

The towel measures 16″ wide by 26″ long and is double sided. The embroidered side is smoother and perfect for glasses while the back is a loopy terry cloth and great for everything else.  WINNER – Gayle Stewart

Maryanna and her husband live aboard full time. He is a travel nurse and she has an Etsy shop at MarvelousAuntieM and a sewing blog.

Joan Marie Van Gasken

Joan Marie Van Gasken

This prize is a Mercedes Villar designed Women Who Sail logo t shirt! (up to $25 value, excluding shipping)

Take a look at the collection at https://www.cafepress.com/mf/86691641/woman-who-sail-logo_tshirt   WINNER – Kathryn Oler

WWS member Joan Marie Van Gasken lives and sails near Seattle, Washington with her spouse Kris, seadogs Bender and Lulu.

Susan Golden

Susan Golden

Dinner cruise for four on Julia, our new 44′ Fontaine Pajot Helia in early Spring 2017. We’ll cruise the Columbia River and Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. ***Must be local to the Portland, Oregon area***  WINNER – Tracy Rodriguez

Susan Golden has been sailing 30 years in the Pacific Northwest: Puget Sound, San Juan Islands and Canadian waters.  In April 2017 she and her husband, Tom plan to sail around the world on their new catamaran, leaving from home port Portland, OR.

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