Member of Sail Like A Girl recounts Race to Alaska

  • Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:30am
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Member of Sail Like A Girl recounts Race to Alaska

All women are invited to attend Savvy Women Exchanging Relevant Views to hear Jeanne Goussev tell how a dedicated group of 40-ish local women took on a sailing challenge and made history.

Goussev — a Bainbridge resident and attorney, wife and mother in her land-based life — turns into a fierce competitor on the water in a sailboat. The R2AK, a 750-mile, no motor, no support, Race to Alaska called to her and a crew of similarly minded women. They found a boat, sought sponsors, added two bicycle pedaling stations, trained for months — and went on to win. Their team, Sail Like a Girl, was the first all-women crew and the first monohull to do so — and then they devoted excess funds to breast cancer research.

At the next SWERV meeting, learn how they did it, the challenges they faced, and about their future plans for the team.

SWERV meets 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Filipino American Hall.

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