Amy Sinclair βš“οΈ Travel Sailor

Amy Sinclair βš“οΈ Travel Sailor

@aymesinclair Sailor + Founder of @SailingNoire Traveler | Adventure Seeker Sharing stories from Kenya πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ πŸ‘‡πŸΎCheck out my CNN Great Big StoryπŸ‘‡πŸΎ

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3.4K    159    27 days ago

Meet me in paradise... #Lamu in #Kenya is a place close to my heart because of its rich sailing roots but also because of its breathtaking beauty. Can’t wait to come back in February! Season’s Greetings Everyone. πŸ€— πŸ“·:@sarankjones

2.7K    151    1 month ago

I took this photo on the day we were all waiting for. RACE DAY! Check out all the boats lined up on the beach. When I saw them out there my heart skipped a beat. I got to sail in a race in Africa! . Sometimes it’s important to take a step back and look at life and situations from a wider perspective and not rely on the views of those who live in narrow rectangles. I was told that I wouldn't be able to get enough girls together to be in this race but we did it!

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2.5K    129    2 months ago

I came to Lamu with a mission. I created the first ever female sailing team to compete in a longstanding sailing race with a group of women who didn't know how to sail. . It felt really amazing to witness this team of girls transform and take on this new experience. It goes to show you that you can do anything if you set your mind to it. What new experience have you tried recently?

2.6K    136    2 months ago

Can you imagine taking a donkey to work in the morning? πŸ˜…πŸ΄ . Lamu is a very traditional town and the residents here only travel by donkey, on foot or by boat. There are NO cars and NO bikes. . Lamu, Thank you for the love, laughter and new friendships formed. You are now one of my favs. ❀

2.9K    139    2 months ago

They told us we couldn't race because we were girls. See these ladies right here ☝🏾...these are my girls! Surround yourself with people that motivate and inspire you to do great things! Tag a friend that motivates you to be the best you! I'm tagging mine! Love you @bettemen @sarankjones @fitkenyagirl #sailingnoire

2.7K    78    2 months ago

Doesn’t it feel amazing when you’re able to take on a new challenge and conquer it? That feeling of β€œYasssss!” takes over and releases you from your fears. πŸ™ŒπŸΎ . Celebrate your successes this Thanksgiving because you deserve them. Stay brave and keep trying new things. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! πŸ¦ƒπŸ½πŸ

4.7K    292    2 months ago

I’m living the expression β€œDo what you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” βš“οΈ Sailing has given me so much that I can’t help but want others to discover it. And please don’t stop there. I encourage you all to explore, find the things that bring you joy and when you find it, invite a friend to join you so you can keep paying it forward. βš“οΈ If this has already happened, tag the friend who has made your life more meaningful! #sailingnoire

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2.2K    73    2 months ago

The ocean is a reminder of the many limitless possibilities we have to pursue the things we love. What’s your dream? #sailingnoire

2.5K    167    2 months ago

I had to make a hard decision while I was in Kenya. Meet Galaxy, the wooden sailboat we raced on. She was the slowest boat in the competition. Making the decision to race on her meant that we were probably going to lose. So why did I decide to do that? βš“ All the other captains had boats that were "Lamu Dhows" which were narrow making them fast. Galaxy is a "Mozambique Dhow" which is wider and more comfortable. The width makes her slower but it also means she's less likely to flip over and capsize. βš“ Since we had so many new sailors on board I thought it would be safer for us to be on a more stable boat. βš“ While it was seemingly hard to choose the slowest boat going into a racing competition it was actually the smartest choice. And you know what? It paid off because even with our slow boat we beat 3 other Lamu Dhows! Sometimes winning isn't everything. Hands up if you agree. πŸ™‹πŸΎ #sailingnoire

2.6K    130    2 months ago

It’s not hard to see why I’ve fallen in love with Lamu. I like to call Lamu, the Santorini, Greece of Africa. βš“οΈ Lamu is a small town in @magicalkenya and is the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in all of East Africa. βš“ There is nothing like sailing up to this beautiful coast line every evening after we went out and explored. This trip was both exhilarating and fulfilling. It probably wouldn't have happened if I hadn't taken the bold step of leaving my 9-5 to live my dream! βš“ Drop a βš“ if you’re ready to live your dream! #sailingnoire

2.5K    151    2 months ago

When we step out of our comfort zone to try something new amazing things can happen! It's very difficult to take on new challenges without a strong support system. . Thank you to my friends @Sarankjones, @Bettemen and @Mo.yahya, for believing in me. We went to Kenya and changed the way a whole community thinks about women and sailors. . If you aren’t afraid to try something new, drop a βš“ in the comments below.

2.1K    80    2 months ago

While we were in Africa we competed against men who have been sailing for over 30 years even though most of the girls had learned how to sail just the day before! βš“οΈ To be honest it was very intimidating but we refused to give up and quit. There were 13 boats out on the water that day and even though we had the slowest boat in the race we didn't finish last. βš“οΈ I learned a lesson that day and it was don't let fear of the unknown stop you because you can do more than you think you can. Do you agree? #magicalkenya