Yep. Another sailing blog!

Red headed woman at the helm of a sailboat in the ocean
Helming a Clipper 68 during training in the UK, October 2018.

Howdy y’all! I am Lizzy Grim, your friendly neighborhood Sailing Unicorn! I have a longer blog post that I’ve been trying to write for the better part of a month, but I’m not ready to publish it yet. For the time being I figure an intro post will do and then you’ll get to know me better (if you don’t already, hi Mom!) as the days go on. But for now, a quick and dirty “who am I?”

  • Age: 29
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Occupation: Sailing Unicorn!
  • Favorite food: CAKE
  • Favorite beverage: tea, whiskey, or champagne. Not necessarily in that order
  • Husband: Awesome
  • Kids: one four-legged goofy big old dog named Murphy
  • Favorite color: glitter
  • Favorite place to sail: Puget Sound (so far!)
  • Adventures planned: Clipper Round the World!

So, why the hell am I creating yet another sailing blog? Well, I’m signed up to do a couple of legs of the Clipper Round the World yacht race. It’s a race that was founded by Sir Robin Knox Johnson, the first man to sail solo non-stop around the world. Unlike other round the world yacht races, the Clipper Race is one that can be raced by ordinary people, even if they haven’t previously stepped foot on a sailboat! I first discovered the race about 3 years ago when they stopped over in Seattle, but that will DEFINITELY be it’s own blog post! In a future post I will also delve deeper into my #ReasonToRace. The race is one that does carry a significant cost both in time and funds. If you want to support me there are a few ways below. I am also earnestly looking for individual sponsors and would love to chat more privately if you are interested in supporting me or know someone who is.

  • My Etsy shop has both fun costume pieces as well as some home goods and the infamous beer mitts! Every purchase gets me closer to my Clipper goal.
  • I have a gofundme set up for those who wish to donate directly to my cause, any funds raised above my berth fee will go to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • If you don’t want to pay gofundme fees here is my PayPal link. Make a mention that you are donating to my Clipper race and I’ll put it towards my next payment.

For now however, I will share that sailing has been absolutely life-changing for my mental health and recovery and I hope by racing and being transparent about my own ongoing battle with mental illness I can help and encourage others to discover or rediscover their own strength. I look forward to having you join my journey, and look forward to sharing so many facets of my life and sailing. Thank you for being with me!

Happy woman in an all pink outfit in mast-climbing gear standing on a boom.
Coming down from going up a mast at the Pink Boat Regatta in Seattle during Summer of 2018!

Love,

Lizzy

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