At 53, Susan, a complete novice to sailing, took the brave step of joining Leg 4 of the Clipper Round the World Race in 2016. Watch her story. In the video she quotes Eleanor Roosevelt “You must do the things you think you cannot do”. This epitomises everything Girls Go Sailing is about.
Dame Ellen MacArthur DBE
A successful solo long-distance yachtswoman. On 7 February 2005 she broke the world record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe, a feat which gained her international renown.
At 14 Laura started from Gibraltar for her maiden voyage. In January 2012 Laura arrived, after 27,000 nm, on the Island of Sint Maarten to complete her circumnavigation after her departure from there in January 2011.
Denise “Dee” Caffari MBE
A British sailor, who in 2006 became the first woman to sail single-handedly and non-stop around the world “the wrong way”; westward against the prevailing winds and currents.
Jeanne became the first woman to sail solo nonstop around the world from North America and the oldest woman to sail solo nonstop around the world.