Sailing female skippers continue to amaze the world by their fresh tack on sailing long distances or in local racing events. They pull many times their own weight in a sport or occupation that was for too long the preserve of their male counterparts. And before they took to the seas on their own, legends and history did well to underline how behind every successful male skipper-adventurer there stood a woman supporting that sailor’s efforts in gaining sea-born notoriety back to a safe harbour where his roots are.
Below is a partial list of distinguished seagoing females on civilian ships of all kinds.
Our heartfelt salute and encouragements to these well-known women skippers listed by Marlow Press and to the unsung ones as well.