The Pink Boat Regatta began with a sailor, daughter, and scientist wanting to do more. Ashley Bell had recently fallen in love with sailing when she learned her mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer - for the second time. Open to men and women! Races in Bellingham, Seattle, Tacoma in 2019. Since it's inception, the Pink Boat Regatta has raised $464,000 for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Check out this great video of them doing their 2nd Race to Alaska in 2019, and 2 weeks before they'd not even met each other! They won in 2018! The first mono-hull to do so. Oh, and an all woman crew. Nikki Henderson, "Guys, we didn't loose the rig...Can we set it up again?" https://saillikeagirl.us/
What one woman can do:
What is Knot A Boat?
It is a 8’ BY 8’ bow of a fiberglass boat outfitted as a knot-tying station. It offers a 3 dimensional opportunity to learn and practice tying the many knots that we as boaters need to or should use to make our boating lives safer and easier but which we are often out of practice with or have never learned.
Where did the idea for Knot A Boat come from?
It came from the creative imagination of the co-director/creator of Northwest Women in Boating, Vivian Strolis, who needed a hands-on three dimensional way of making knot tying stick. It took the focus of Northwest Women in Boating on helping improve boating skills for greater safety. It took the supportive community of boat-loving gals to adopt a unique idea.
Where did Knot A Boat come from?
It came from ‘the depths of the Puget Sound’. Yep, creative Vivian asked herself, “Where can we get a boat and someone to cut the end off for us? It turned out that the Derelict Vessel Removal Program were the perfect source. These are the folks who drag up derelict, sunken boats from the depths and gather other abandoned boats from around the Sound. They were so thrilled that someone actually wanted to take one of the boats off their hands, or at least part of one, that they did the actual cutting off of the bow to Vivian’s specifications.
The oldest woman to sail solo nonstop unassisted around the world. The first woman to sail solo nonstop unassisted around the world from North America.
NOW, the oldest PERSON to sail solo nonstop unassisted around the world. Track to the right shows her going around Cape Horn!
What a Woman Can do: Founding Organizer and President Laura Wilbur was inspired by a girl she knew announcing "I don't do math!"
After school and summer programs for middle-school aged girls. Held in partnership with local organizations such as the Center for Wooden Boats, Sail Sand Point, Virginia V. Enroll your daughter, and/or volunteer to help!
What a Woman Can Do. Tracy Edwards, the woman who became a skipper on the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. See the great documentary "Maiden"!
What a Woman Can Do.
OK, they're just singing here. Enjoy it!
But think about what they have done. And will do.
1 week in the San Juan Islands, Fall 2019
Isla Coyote, MX
San Juan Islands
Seattle Sailing Women's Group
Seattle Sailing Women's Group
When a pod of Orca interrupt your women's race team practice, nobody minds!