Captain Leslie Washburn

Captain Leslie Washburn

Captain Leslie Washburn is exactly the type of sailor you’d want aboard your vessel, and it’s not solely due to her credentials. She possesses a 50GTS MMC with a sailing endorsement and has accumulated over 20,000 bluewater miles including a Pacific and Atlantic crossing. As a competitive racer, she has earned podiums in buoy and distance racing including the overall Chicago NOOD championship, Verve Cup, and N2E. Participating in more than 27 Chicago to Mackinac regattas she has also earned her place in the Old Goat Society.

What her resume doesn’t convey are her experiences navigating Force 11 in the Atlantic with an injured crew or surviving a wreck on a South Pacific reef. With a wealth of experiences across the oceans, she will share a few stories, discuss how to prepare for the unthinkable and what to do after disaster strikes.