Beau Geste, a MOD70 Trimaran, blasted to a new race record in New Zealand’s PIC Coastal Classic coastal race this year. Onboard — and in an important navigation role — was 16-year-old Carrington Brady.
“Offshore sailing. That’s what I’m drawn to, rather than the Olympic pathway,” Carrington says. “I find it really interesting and fun. It’s constantly a challenge, no sailing day is ever the same. And I love being part of a big team, where everyone has their role to play to make the boat go faster.” Once she’s 18, she hopes to link up with other sailing teams and do more coastal races. But her biggest goal, not surprisingly, is to sail in the round-the-world Ocean Race (formerly known as the Volvo). “There are a lot more opportunities in offshore sailing now, especially for girls.”