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I am a sailor, passionate about being on the water, sharing sailing, and the boating community. Since college, I have regularly contributed to various sailing publications including Sailing Anarchy, Three Sheets Northwest, 48° North Magazine and occasionally covering “boat tech” for GeekWire.


The year I bought a boat - For me, 2018 is The Year of Lady Sailors. We stretched definitions, made monumental gains on the water and perhaps most importantly, reimagined sailing culture our way. This is the third of three short essays about women in boating. Read the first and second essays too. ~ a 7-minute read ~ This last essay felt the […]
Sailing a lot, with lots of ladies - For me, 2018 is The Year of Lady Sailors. We stretched definitions, made monumental gains on the water and perhaps most importantly, reimagined sailing culture our way. This is the second of three short essays about women in boating. ~ a 6-minute read ~ A good sailor is an experienced sailor. The more time on […]
I’m still thinking about Team Sail Like a Girl - For me, 2018 is The Year of Lady Sailors. We stretched definitions, made monumental gains on the water and perhaps most importantly, reimagined sailing culture our way. This is the first of three short essays about women in boating. ~ a 6-minute read ~ December is almost at an end and more than Christmas, I […]
2018: The Year of Lady Sailors - For me, 2018 is the year of lady sailors, including myself. We stretched definitions, made monumental gains on the water and perhaps most importantly, reimagined sailing culture our way. A “lady sailor” is a silly label. When I say it, I imagine my female friends who are passionate about sailing, or being on the water, […]
Love Seattle’s Duck Dodge? (Now you don’t have to) Skip it next week. - UPDATE:  I appreciate the DD Race Committee’s reconsideration and response to the July 17th theme I took issue with, they have decided to remove the theme.   Writing to 48° North Sailing Magazine and on my own blog allowed me to reflect and work through my opinion, solidifying my beliefs and ambitions for the Seattle […]
Women’s Day @ the Seattle Boat Show - I had the immense pleasure of scooting out of work early on Monday, January 31 for Women’s Day at the Seattle Boat Show. This was my second year attending and this time it wasn’t just as a female boater but as a reporter. Last year, after about 10 minutes in the audience at the Northwest […]
Nice to meet you, Felicity Ann - This September we enjoyed one of Western Washington’s many festivals that shine a light on the unique culture that has been cultivated here. There’s the Tulip Festival in Burlington, the Lavender Festival in Sequim, Oktoberfest in Leavenworth, Salmon Days in Issaquah and our destination: The Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend. 3 days where boat nerds gather […]
The New Northwest Passage - I could see the towering ice, imagine the unrelenting cold and felt in awe of the Arctic. Yet, the whole time I was sitting at my corner desk, tucked beneath the window and looking out on some of Seattle’s darkest and rainiest days. For two weeks, while writing The New Northwest Passage: Century-old Challenges and Modern […]
Crossfire’s Close Call - While I have sailed across the Pacific, I can’t imagine racing across it; let alone in a 55-foot high-performance custom race boat like Crossfire. Last month, I interviewed navigator Bruce Hedrick and boat manager Nigel Barron about Crossfire‘s 2016 Vic-Maui race and subsequent retirement. The skills, logistics, and dedication required of both boat and crew to participate […]
Lunch with Laura - Last month, I had the opportunity to visit the Portland Yacht Club with 48° North Editor Joe Cline and interview the world’s youngest solo circumnavigator. Most sailors reaction: “Woah, cool.” Most non-sailors reaction: “What does that mean?” It means the quiet and thoughtful 21-year old woman having lunch across the table from me traveled 36,000 […]

All sailing clips:

48° North Magazine Online, February 2017: Important Inspiration at “Women in Boating” Panel

48° North Magazine, February 2017: The New Northwest Passage: Century-Old Challenges and Modern-Day Changes in the Arctic

GeekWire, January 2017: Why did the chicken cross the sea? To be this French sailor’s new best friend — and an online hit

48° North Magazine, December 2016: Failing to Safety: Crossfire and Vic-Maui 2016

48° North Magazine, November 2016: Laura Dekker: 48° North Interview

GeekWire, September 2016: Riding the wave: New technology makes surfing possible, even miles from the ocean

GeekWire, April 2016: ‘Tesla for Boats’: Seattle startup Pure Watercraft launches quiet, convenient electric outboards

48° North Magazine Online, February 2016: Leschi Leaves Limbo

48° North Magazine Online, January 2016: Top Ten Sailing Movies: Part One and Part Two

48° North Magazine, January 2016: Dan Hopkins: The Wiring Whisperer

Three Sheets Northwest, December 2015: Discussion on proposed Lake Union seaplane runway hosted by NMTA

Three Sheets Northwest, October 2015: Fickle flare disposal in King County

48° North Magazine, September 2015: The Deep End: A Dinghy Sailor Dives In

48° North Magazine, February 2015: PNW Sailor Couple Profiles, A 48° North Special Valentine’s Day Report

48° North Magazine, September 2014: Sail Orcas and OIYC: Community Sailing is Thriving on Orcas Island

48° North Magazine, May 2014: Youth Sailing Open House

48° North Magazine, January 2014: Can This Boat Flip Over?

48° North Magazine, November 2012: Sail Sand Point Octoberfest

Sailing Anarchy: 28 Races? No freaking way! as “Anarchist Karen”

Sailing Anarchy: Of Life and Sailing as “Anarchist Karen”

Sailing Anarchy: Seattleite of Love as “Anarchist Karen”

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