LESSONS LEARNED AS WOMEN IN PERFORMANCE SAILING

Tune in to the twelfth episode of the Lessons Learned Podcast series by UK Sailmakers, featuring Mia Karlsson and Nikki Henderson, two of the amazing women who lead offshore passages with 59º North. In this episode, Mia and Nikki talk about their experiences as women in performance sailing, the unique challenges in the industry, and a promising future for more diversity in the sport.

LESSONS LEARNED AS WOMEN IN PERFORMANCE SAILING

Mia discusses how a female presence and a nurturing attitude improves morale on long passages and opens the door for team building and learning opportunities. Nikki delves into her impressive sailing resume which includes skippering three trans-Atlantic ARC races, the Clipper Round the World Race and more. Both share their stories, and the plans for 59º North in 2024 and beyond.

Video Clip Credits: 59º North

Image Credits: 59º North, Reuters, John Guillote, Yachting World

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LESSONS LEARNED AS WOMEN IN PERFORMANCE SAILING

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Heather Mahady
Heather Mahady

Heather Mahady is the General Manager of UK Sailmakers International. She is based on Vancouver Island in the Pacific Northwest, and is a passionate sailboat racer, sailmaker, and sustainability advocate.

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