I am thrilled to announce our newest crew member: Marisha Schaefer!
Marisha is currently an instructor with Cooper’s on Vancouver Island, and when I met her last weekend for the first time, she was just finishing up teaching an all-women’s five day Cruise ‘n’ Learn! How cool is that?!
So, it is like she was meant to come along with us, and our first sailing together will be the Swiftsure Yacht Race on May 26th!
Ok, here is a quick bio on her:
“Ahoy! I am thrilled to be part of such an epic journey. I am awed and humbled to stand tall beside such strong women. YES WE CAN! I started sailing as a child, on my father’s handmade live-aboard ketch anchored at Saltspring Island. Many rows to shore later…I currently teach CYA keelboat cruising in the Gulf Islands. Who knew I could quit my day job and live my passion! A few years ago I completed a life long dream – sailing from New Zealand to Tahiti and beyond. I am an avid racer, participating in most of the Vancouver Island Racing series for the past 3 years. Why do I love sailing? It allows me to live in the moment. Wise words: The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
Yes, she has some great experiences to speak of so we will be looking forward to learning from her while we all learn to be an amazing Geminis Dream Team!
Welcome to the team, Marisha, we are thrilled to have you on board too!