Molly Winans: Ambassadors

March 17, 2021 by Nicki Bennett

Welcome aboard Molly Winans. Molly is a life long sailor and the editor of one of our favorite sailing rags Spinsheet. Molly will representing the Chesapeake region, and recently got the mayor of Annapolis to commit to Sailstice on a Zoom meeting!

Tell us a bit about yourself! 

I started sailing as a kid with family friends on Lake Erie and fell even more madly in love with it as a teenaged camp counselor at YMCA Camp Eberhart in Michigan. After college, I moved to Annapolis, MD, started to teach sailing at Annapolis Sailing School, and have been dug into the sailing community ever since. I'm now the editor of SpinSheet Magazine and sail on other people's boats whenever possible.

What is your favorite color? 

Caribbean blue

Preferred type of sailing: 

Cruising and Day sailing

Boat Make: 

Standup paddle board <insert smiley face>

Boat Length: 

11 feet

Boat Name: 

The PInk


Annapolis, MD

Favorite Point of Sail: 

Beam Reach

How long have you been sailing? 

Since age 5

What do you love about sailing?

Some sort of je ne sais quoi feeling that comes over you when you have the wind on your face and you're working with Mother Nature to make a boat go.

How long have you been participating in Summer Sailstice? 

On and off for 15 years

What are your Summer Sailstice plans for 2021?

Surely something fun on the Chesapeake

Are you a part of any sailing clubs, fleets or organizations? 

No--but I write about a lot of them

Why do you want to be a Summer Sailstice Ambassador?

Because I sort of am one anyway, so might as well be official!

How do you plan to promote Summer Sailstice? 

Tell everybody! I just made the mayor of Annapolis commit to it in front of a Zoom audience.

Who is your sailing hero?

My Uncle Jimmy

What is your bucket list sailing trip? 

More Bahamas

Favorite Sailing Movie? 


Catch up with Molly at Spinsheet, Facebook and YouTube.



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