BoatUS & NWSA Leadership Award


The Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award for 2001 was presented to Gail Hine, a Southern California grassroots organizer who founded the Women’s Sailing Convention over a decade ago.  Hine was also president of Recreational Boaters of California and has worked for 30 years to expand sailing opportunities for women.  With her at the awards ceremony in Sail Expo, Atlantic City, on Jan. 25 is Doris Colgate, at left, founder of the National Women’s Sailing Association, and Elaine Dickinson, at right, managing editor of BoatU.S. Magazine.  The annual award is jointly sponsored by NWSA and BoatU.S.