Renowned sailor to speak in Cayman

| 03/01/2019
CNS Local Life

Dawn Riley

(CNS Local Life): Dawn Riley, one of the world’s best-known adventurer-sailors, the CEO of a winning America’s Cup team and current America’s Cup challenge “American Magic” participant, will be speaking at the Cayman Islands Sailing Club on Saturday, 12 January. Riley was the first American, male or female, to race in three America’s Cup and on two Whitbread (now Volvo) Round-the-World Race Sailing teams, a press release stated.

She also won the 1992 America’s Cup and a handful of World Championships.

Riley has also served as president of the Women’s Sports Foundation, founded by Billie Jean King; was the 1999 Rolex Yachtswoman of the year; was the first two-time winner of the Santa Maria Cup; crewed on the Maxi Yacht Morning Glory which set the all-time course record in the 1996 Sydney-to Hobart ocean race; was the team captain of America3 in 1992 and skipper of Heineken, the all-woman team in the 1993-94 Whitbread Round the World Sailing Marathon.

“Her sometimes harrowing experiences on the ocean provide for some entertaining sea stories, and her professional success as a leader, manager and team-builder are insightful for business audiences,” said the release.

Riley has also been a television host and presented at “hundreds of corporate events”. Tickets for the event are $25, with all proceeds going the Sailing Club and its various programmes. For tickets, call 949-8188 or email

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