Water has always captivated me; being in it's presence, I feel calm, refreshed, and awakened. This energy has brought me back, time and time again to explore the depths of the sea. Surfing, swimming, waterskiing, scuba diving, kayaking, paddle boarding..I’ve done it all. Even inner tube basketball. Though I'd never sailed, its ever-changing nature an technicality always intrigued me. When the opportunity presented itself last year, despite only pulling a few lines during two beer fueled Duck Dodges, I couldn't resist the chance to be a part of the Sail Like a Girl R2AK crew. Why not learn in the throes of a completely nutty race through the treacherous waters of the Inside Passage?
Rowing is one the most challenging things I have ever done. Your mind and body are pushed to their limits and you are forced to dig deeper to find more. Moving together as one, the sound of bubbles rushing by the hull, air moving through your hair as the power of your team propels you through the water...Amidst the controlled chaos of bringing 8 individuals across the finish line, I find a sense of peace. Rowing isn’t something I do, but has become a part of who I am.
I’m always ready for a new challenge. Something bigger than myself. Race to Alaska (R2AK) represents just that. My drive, determination, and desire to constantly grow will not let me say no to this adventure. I thrive when I’m pushed out of my comfort zone, and it’s here we learn the most about ourselves and what we’re made of. Alongside a amazing crew of like-minded women, we will bring our strengths together to conquer R2AK and prove women can do anything.