26 Jul Franziska Borrmann
Fran is an officer of the Germany Navy from Hamburg. She is currently working on her master’s degree in educational sciences at the Helmut-Schmidt-Universität, university of the armed forces in Germany. Her prior sailing experiences include basic sailing within the officers’ training, and participating in the Offshore Training Sailing Squadron of the U.S. Naval Academy in 2018. This summer she participated in an internship at Oakcliff Sailing, working under the Training Program Director Ethan Johnson. She is getting involved in all area of Oakcliff including offshore sailing, match racing, administration, sailmaking, engine maintenance, and more. Working at Oakcliff Sailing fulfills her requirement for an internship in the field of pedagogics and social sciences. Within her work at Oakcliff, she mostly focuses on leadership development within the programs from a pedagogic point of view. Fran will finish her educational pipeline in 2020 and aims to become an active member of the German fleet.