14 Jun Catherine “B” Lindsay
I am a 49erFX skipper currently from North Palm Beach, FL and through my sailing career have held two world titles, three us national, a british national title. Sailing since age six, I grew up racing Sabots and C420s in Southern California where I clenched my first national championship at the age of 13. After a brief stint sailing Optis, I moved into the competitive I420 class, and in my first year crewing the boat, represented the US at the 2016 I420 Women’s World Championship in San Remo, Italy. There, I finished as the top US boat, 22nd overall. Shortly thereafter, I took on the skiff sailing world as a 29er skipper and in under a year topped the leaderboard as the #1 female team at the US Youth Championship. I followed that up as the #1 youth female team in the world and 4th female team overall at the 29er World Championship in Long Beach, CA. With that finish, I skippered the first US female team to ever qualify for Gold Fleet at a 29er Worlds and became the highest placing US 29er female team of all time.
In 2018, I competed in the 29er World Championship in Hong Kong as the only female member with the US Team and finished as the 3rd best youth female skipper in the world. That summer, competing in the 29er UK National Championship/Eurocup I took home the title of British Mixed National Champion.
Last summer I made the jump from youth sailing to olympic-class competition in the 49erFX and am a part of US Sailing Olympic Development Team. I also had the opportunity in October to be a part of the 2018 Red Bull Foiling Generation and was one of only two female teams invited and the top female finisher. In the fall, I will be starting college at Yale and will be a member of their varsity sailing team, but will continue my FX training with the long term goal of representing the USA at the Olympic Games.