"I am competing in the R2AK because I love to be challenged by difficult sailing. When I leave the dock, it is me, the weather, the crew and the boat, that is all. I love sailing with this group of powerful women and know that we can compete in this race and feel the satisfaction of completing the challenge that only the R2AK can provide."
Jeanne started competitively sailing about 20 years ago after moving to Boston, MA. She skippered a j-24 and a Soling for years, raced in the NOOD, the Marblehead to Halifax race, the Marblehead Sonar fleet under a world class sailor, and trained for 3 years on the 67-foot BT Global Challenge boats, including a sail from Boston to Savannah in the cold ice breaking weather of January. Jeanne moved to Seattle in 2004. Currently, she and her husband own and race a Rodger Martin custom 40-footer named Gray Wolf, which was designed specifically for shorthanded races. They have double handed the international Swiftsure race in 2016 and 2017, and race on the Seattle circuit both double handed and with a fully crewed boat throughout the year. She is a mom to Maks, age 10, and Katrina, age 13.