I’ll be speaking at the Chicago Boat Show. But I won’t be taking the typical approach and giving a seminar on sail handling, anchor skills, or an awesome voyage I did. Instead I’ll be talking about ocean conservation and how being an active advocate and conscious citizen can enrich your sailing life. Awesome!
I’m so excited to talk about this very important topic. I’ve been to many boat shows, but I’ve never seen anyone speak about protecting our oceans and waterways. And why not!? We are sailors on the ocean because we love the ocean. Wouldn’t you love to know how to care for the ocean too?
I’ll be sharing easy things you can do (and some hard ones too!), why it is important, and how it is actually fun! It is about time we make ocean conservation commonplace in the the sailing conversation.
I’ll also be giving a seminar titled Unleashing Women’s Potential. Sailing is the most “pink and blue” industry I’ve ever been involved in. In my talk, I’ll explain why women are often left behind and what we can do (as men and women) to exhibit our true equality. We’ll talk about learning styles of men vs women, how marketing pushes women away from sailing, what everyday language (that we all use) slowly diminishes a woman’s confidence, and more.
I’ll also be a guest presenter at John and Amanda Neil’s full day event, and on Pam Wall’s women sailors panel.
I hope to see you there!