Female Sailing Team Raising Money to Protect Georgia Strait

VANCOUVER- Vancouver’s first all-female sailing team is making waves in local sailing circles and now the team’s captain is combining her love of Georgia Strait with the need to protect it. Kate Storey and her crew (Maritime Diva) are organizing a regatta for this Saturday, August 23rd, to raise money for the Georgia Strait Alliance.

Storey spends her weekdays analyzing and doing deals for a social and environmental venture capital firm but come the weekend she’s on the water in her 29 foot sail boat.  The avid sailor recently was elected to the board of the Georgia Strait Alliance with a clear goal in mind: to connect the generous and passionate sailing community with GSA – two groups that care deeply about the same body of water.

In conjunction with the Vancouver Rowing Club,  the crew of Maritime Diva expect to raise more than $10,000 by doing what they love – spending a day sailing and holding a big party afterwards. Along the way, of course, they also hope to raise public awareness of the fragile ocean ecology and ensure the recreational waters remain healthy and beautiful for generations to come.

Although Storey has been sailing since she was a young girl, most of the other women on the Maritime Diva sailing crew were all novices when they starting racing just a couple years ago. But as their skills improved, they moved up the rankings and this year celebrated their first podium finish.

The Georgia Strait Alliance is a registered charity dedicated to the protection and restoration of the marine environment where 75 per cent of British Columbians live, work, and play. GSA works with communities and experts to find science-based solutions to the problems and issues that threaten the Strait of Georgia.

The party at the Vancouver Rowing Club is open to sailors and non-sailors alike and kicks off at 6 pm.

To arrange an interview with Kate Storey, call 604 355 6512