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Joy Martin

Down Wind Trimmer

“No one sailed in my family. I knew nothing about racing and didn't even know how to swim.” But things changed in college when Joy went sailing with friends. Before long she was winning local regattas. “I sail for the physical and mental challenge, the camaraderie of the sailing family, and the feeling of conquering the elements. As the oldest member of the team (57), I was delighted that my younger teammates wanted me and valued me as part of the team. I have taught many girls and women to sail and compete. The fact that they are racing leads me to believe I have been an inspiration.”

Joy lives in Stanley, NY