Ladies at the Helm

Ladies at the Helm

Ladies at the Helm is a series designed to introduce, educate, and empower women in the boating world! Started at Irish Boat Shop in Traverse City, Michigan, Ladies at the Helm is a monthly social and educational get together created by women for women.

We are taking this show on the road!


Ladies at the Helm now meets every third Thursday of the month at Irish Boat Shop alternating in Harbor Springs, Charlevoix, and Traverse City. Each evening kicks off at 5:30 with learning to tie a new type of knot. The 20-30 minute Chalk Talk starts at 5:45 and wraps up with plenty of time for socializing. We’ll send you home with materials and resources if you’d like to dive deeper into the topic. This is a casual and comfortable setting to encourage learning and friendship where all skill levels are welcome.

Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Season Update:

The safety, health, and well-being of our employees, customers, and community remain our absolute priority. The March Ladies at the Helm meet-up, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 19th, has been cancelled. This will conclude our LaTH meetings for the season.
We at Irish Boat Shop encourage you to take care of yourselves and support the people around you. We look forward to seeing you all again in the fall.
Be sure to join our LaTH Facebook Group for updates and
class schedules for next season.

Below we’ve posted the handouts from the 2018/2019 season. Please feel free to save, print, and share!

All About Knots

Rules of the Road & Radio Etiquette


Cold Water Safety


Ladies at the Helm

Chalk Talk Sessions