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The most prominent women on yachts

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The most prominent women on yachts

Regarding yachting, it cannot be without women. They have been present from the beginning of the history of this beautiful sport. In this blog post, we present the five most prominent and talented women in the world of yachting.

Krystyna Chojnowska-Liskiewicz

This unique "five" women list opens with a Polish woman. It was impossible not to recall her in the first place. All because of the feat she did as the first woman in the history of yachting. This is what we should call the solo sailing of the world on a sailing yacht Mazurek in the years 1976-1978. Krystyna covered a total of 28,696 sea miles. This great achievement is only one of the manifestations of her passion for yachts. Another one is her profession, she is a ship architect.

Naomi James

A New Zealand sailor is not without reason mentioned as second when it comes to outstanding women yachting. She repeated the feat of Krystyna Chojnowska - Liskiewicz, and she sailed around the world all by herself. The time of covering the distance (272 days) is impressive. Also, the fact that she managed to do it after only 6 weeks of learning to sail is impressive! However, her sailing was not free of difficulties. The biggest one was a mast broken during a storm. This led to a lack of radio communication for several weeks. Unlike her predecessor, Naomi did not continue her passion for sailing. She gave up because of her seasickness.

Tracy Edwards

This name must not be missing among the most distinctive female figures in yachting. The title of Yachtsman of the Year, which was changed to Yachtswoman of the Year, has largely contributed to this. Tracy was involved in the project of bringing the historic Maiden yacht to the UK. There is also a noble idea behind this project. It is about raising funds for girls' education around the world.

Kay Cottee

This is yet another woman who has made her name in the history of sailing. This famous Australian woman was the first one to sail the world solo without any stops in ports! Undoubtedly, the sailing passion in her veins contributed to that. Kay, a native of the sailing family, made her first voyage when she was only a few weeks old. She has also published 2 books: First Lady and All at Sea on Land.

Grace O'Malley

The final presentation of the woman will be a step into the past. We will go back in time to as far as 1530 to meet the Irish pirate, Grace O'Malley. Her choice was an excellent proof of her love for the sea, but also a confirmation that a woman can compete boldly with men. She is often referred to as the best pirate in the world. Her sea life was full of adventures. She commanded the fleet, conquered spoils, led the armies, and even managed to avoid executions twice.

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