Katie’s Strength at Sea

Katie Alexander - Wot Eva race Making Waves (photo by Salty Dingo)

“I’ve never been sporty, but sailing grabbed me,”

Katie Alexander

Katie Alexander, our amazing 59-year-old sailor from Point Lonsdale, achieved her lifelong dream of completing the Melbourne to Geelong passage race aboard the Making Waves yacht ‘Wot Eva.’ Despite physical limitations from a rare muscle-wasting disease, Katie’s journey to the race was extraordinary. She and the Making Waves crew completed the race in three hours and 20 minutes, which is absolutely “amazing!” Katie now sails twice a week and is passionate about using her newfound skills and leadership role with Making Waves to introduce more young people facing challenges to sailing.


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