Gretchen Henderson

Upwind Trimmer, Boat Launcher, Hauling Assistant

Gretchen started sailing with her grandfather on Chesapeake Bay.

“I sail to get as close to Mother Nature as possible. Today, you can find me sailing with a group of fearless females. I first stepped on a J24 with Erica and Jess in May 2018.  Every day we race, I learn something new. If we are improving and getting better each race, we are growing together as a team. Champions aren't defined by a record or place standing. They are defined by the spirit and attitude to leave it all out there. Every race, I leave it all out there.”

Gretchen lives in Portland.