Amy Sinclair โš“๏ธ Travel Sailor

Amy Sinclair โš“๏ธ Travel Sailor

@aymesinclair Sailor + Founder of @SailingNoire Traveler | Adventure Seeker Sharing stories from Kenya ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‘‡๐ŸพCheck out my CNN Great Big Story๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ

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2.2K    115    2 days ago

Iโ€™m living the expression โ€œDo what you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.โ€ โš“๏ธ Sailing has given me so much that I canโ€™t help but want others to discover it. And please donโ€™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. โš“๏ธ If this has already happened, tag the friend who has made your life more meaningful! #sailingnoire

1.6K    67    6 days ago

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

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2K    162    9 days 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? โš“ 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. โš“ Since we had so many new sailors on board I thought it would be safer for us to be on a more stable boat. โš“ 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. ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿพ #sailingnoire

2.2K    129    12 days ago

Itโ€™s not hard to see why Iโ€™ve fallen in love with Lamu. I like to call Lamu, the Santorini, Greece of Africa. โš“๏ธ Lamu is a small town in @magicalkenya and is the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in all of East Africa. โš“ 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! โš“ Drop a โš“ if youโ€™re ready to live your dream! #sailingnoire

2K    148    13 days 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 arenโ€™t afraid to try something new, drop a โš“ in the comments below.

1.7K    77    15 days 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! โš“๏ธ 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. โš“๏ธ 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

3.4K    192    19 days ago

One of my proudest moments is participating in a sailing competition in Lamu, Kenya! I initially came for vacation with a group of friends and found out there was a sailing competition. โš“๏ธ I knew this was something I wanted to be a part of because it would be one of the first times I'd get a chance to race with people who look just like me. There was a lot of naysayers and pretty compelling arguments on why we shouldn't compete. โš“๏ธ This team of brave ladies overcame the doubt and fears of not knowing how to swim or sail in a competitive race. As you can see in the photo, on the day of the race the girls were so pumped! โš“๏ธ We were in absolute BEAST MODE and ready to conquer the world! Double tap if you know this feeling! #magicalkenya

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11.6K    443    9 months ago

Something amazing happened!! I found myself in AFRICA for the very first time and I assembled the first women's sailing race team Lamu, Kenya has ever seen. โš“๏ธ I am beyond honored to be featured on @Essence Magazine's site as a #WomanWarrior for #WarriorWednesdays. To read the full story written by @britnidanielle, click the essence story highlight found in my bio โžก๏ธ @aymesinclair. โš“๏ธ A big thank you to the ladies who trusted me enough to makeup this team of brave women. None of them knew how to sail and most didn't know how to swim but they all embraced their adventurous spirits and we made history. You guys are the real Women Warriors! #sailingnoire โš“๏ธ @Bettemen, @SaranKJones via @FACE.Africa, @Farhana_Oberson @GraceNdiege via @GinaDinGroup, @FitKenyaGirl and Amber via @Penny.Winter โš“๏ธ ๐Ÿ“ท: @Derreaux

19.2K    1.2K    1 year ago

100k Wow! When I started this journey I never thought telling this story would reach soo many of you. Thank you for all the support!!! โš“๏ธ A few changes have happened since my last post. I left my traditional 9 to 5 life to move towards this new way to work. It was probably the scariest decision I've ever made but it will allow me to do the very thing I'm so passionate about: Sail! โš“๏ธ I encourage you all to follow your dreams. Take the jump and do the things that feed your soul. #learntosail #sailingnoire

14.8K    348    1 year ago

What is a boneyard beach? Something I found when we sailed to Palomino Island. . โš“๏ธ Itโ€™s a maritime forest slowly being worn away by the ocean. As sea levels continue to rise, the ocean seeps into the forest, strips away the soil and kills the trees. . โš“๏ธ Whatโ€™s left is a breathtakingly eerie cross between a desert, and a beach. Thereโ€™s so much world to explore. Drops some โš“๏ธโš“๏ธ if you want to see it! #sailingnoire #learntosail

17.8K    750    1 year ago

If you see a lighthouse it usually means that area could be a bit dangerous for boats. Iโ€™m not going to lie, I love a good adventure but while I was out there on the cliffs my heart did race a few times. I find that energy to be exhilarating so once I realized I wasnโ€™t going to fall I LOVED IT. Embrace Your Adventure! โš“๏ธ TELL ME if you're ready ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿพ #learntosail #sailingnoire

9.5K    265    1 year ago

The stunning view at the @doubletreesanjuan beach took my breath away. The best dreams happen when your eyes are wide open โš“๏ธ DOUBLETAP if you love being on the water #learntosail #sailingnoire #sponsored #wehavecookies