Trish Bongard Godfrey

It takes focus to sail through a hurricane.

That’s something Trish learned early in her sailing career when she was helping deliver boats down the east coast of the U.S. Her second trip was with a sparse crew of four delivering a yacht from New Port, R.I., to the Virgin Islands. Sailing right into the teeth of Tropical Storm Ernesto, the ship faced winds up to 70 MPH. With only one sailor at the helm while the others slept in shifts, the crew had to rely on skill, trust and teamwork  to see them through.

Trish was no stranger to life on the water. As a dinghy racer, she honed her skills sailing in three international Albacore championships. She spent much of her childhood sailing with her father, and one of her first jobs was as a sailing instructor for kids. Trish knew how to sail through a storm. Focused, reliable and collaborative by nature, Trish was an ideal crew member....  More about Trish