The first time I had ever stepped onto a sailboat was on April 1st 2016. A good friend of mine bought a boat with the intention of learning to sail. I immediately fell in love with it and threw myself into learning all that I could. I learned a lot from YouTube those first few months and then I was finally given the chance to be a part of a real racing team! I found myself being yelled at a lot but also learning a TON. I am so thankful for those experiences and what they taught me. Over the last few years I have come to know many different sailors and boats and try to get out as much as possible. In August of 2017 I purchased my frist sailboat! She is a 1977 Newport 30II. Her name is Permanent Waves and she is Turquoise, which is also my favorite color. I am eagerly awaiting the spring and summer months here in Seattle, a time of year when there isnt much that can beat being out on the water with the wind in your sails. Even though I only discoverd sailing just a short time ago, I know in my heart that I was meant to be a sailor.
My jam is...
ADVENTURE! I like to think im up for almost anything. I love meeting new people and trying new things. I love adrenaline and the excitement of the unknown.
Scuba Diving, Paddle Boarding, Swimming, Hiking, Sky Diving and coming soon…Kite Boarding!
My Mermaid's name is Keriel
Sailing around the world with no timeline!
Biggest ALMOST you've had...
We were racing on our friends sailboat a Tartan 43. We were rounding the mark coming up on the home stretch when another boat cut in close and we almost collided! Its was a very tense encounter that left us all pretty puckered! We all still get a good laugh about that incident.
Words To Live By
Be stubborn about your goals, and flexible about your methods.
What's one ritual you always go through before heading out on the water?
Running through the checklist! Fuel, Food, Drinks, tides (if necessary) wind, and crew...
Online forums and communities you are a part of?
Facebook and Instagram