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Saturday, September 8 • 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Women's Offshore Panel - With Kaci Cronkhite

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A phenomenal gathering of offshore women sailors will have a lively discussion led by Kaci Cronkhite.  Come hear their insights and experiences.  This is going to be a Festival Highlight - rarely do you get this many extraordinary women sailors in the same place at the same time!


Kaci Cronkhite

Kaci Cronkhite is author of the book, Finding PAX: the unexpected journey of a little wooden boat. For ten years, until 2011, she served as director of the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival and in executive roles for the Wooden Boat Foundation and Northwest Maritime Center. Before... Read More →

Nancy Erley

Nancy Erley is a sail instructor, circumnavigator, and founder of Tethys Offshore Sailing for Women. Nancy is an advocate for women’s sailing and is an internationally acclaimed speaker. She made two voyages around the world in her boat, TETHYS, during which she provided hands-on... Read More →

Behan Gifford

Behan and Jamie circumnavigated while raising three children aboard Totem. When they set off from the Pacific Northwest in 2008 aboard their Stevens 47, Totem, Niall was 9, Mairen was 6, and Siobhan was 4. Since then they’ve visited 48 countries/territories, from Mexico to Madagascar... Read More →

Carol Hasse

Carol Hasse is a sailmaker, sailor, writer, sail instructor, and founder and owner of Port Townsend Sails. One of the original Wooden Boat Festival organizers, Carol has a deep love of wooden boats. She has sailed over 50,000 miles offshore in a number of the world's waters.

Wendy Hinman

Wendy Hinman grew up sailing and has been sailing for more than 40 years. She taught sailing in the Chesapeake Bay and has cruised and raced in venues around the globe in all sorts of boats as skipper and crew, sometimes winning. She spent seven years at sea, sailing 34,000 miles... Read More →

Leslie Linkkila

Philip DiNuovo and Leslie Linkkila fell in love with cruising in 1991. In 2003, they shed demanding corporate careers and set sail from Kingston, Washington on an open-ended voyage aboard CARINA, their Mason 33 cutter. They closed the circle on their Pacific wanderings at Point Wilson... Read More →

Pam Wall

Pam Wall is well known for outfitting world cruisers, consulting on prospective routes for sailing, sailing instruction, and as a seminar speaker who encourages and educates on the cruising lifestyle. Along with her husband, Andy, and two young children, Samantha and Jamie, Pam has... Read More →

Saturday September 8, 2018 3:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Technical Stage NW Maritime Ctr