Nancy Richardson, a wide world made small by sailing, ships and the sea

In late December, our very own Nancy Richardson shared about “a wide-world-made-small by sailing, ships and the sea” over zoom as part of the Sea Stories Series, presented by the American Schooner Association and Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. In the webinar, she traces her life and contributions from Antarctica to the Arctic pursuing “Adventure and Education Under Sail.” It all started when she was a Brownie Girl Scout, inspired by Captain Irving Johnson’s lecture on his and Exy Johnson’s 4th World Voyage and the annual “June Cruise” sails with Mariner Girl Scouts.

As you can imagine, it was a wonderful presentation about a remarkable woman and her drive to bring joy and a sense of shared responsibility to young people through tall ship sailing. We are thrilled to share that the presentation is now available on YouTube. A lifelong educator, you can hear her recount stories about sailing 107 tall ships and all seven seas. As Nancy will proudly tell you, “You can count ships, but it’s shipmates and teamship and leadership that count!”