Leah was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. She learned to sail in the Nyack Boat Club’s junior sailing program at the age of seven. She trained there for five years in Optis and three years in 420’s. She then got a taste of offshore sailing at Oakcliff Sailing Center, which she learned about through her older brother. In the Offshore Acorn Program, Leah did the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race in a Farr 40 as a trimmer.
When she’s not on the water, she is practicing karate which she just earned her black belt in; so if she ever encounters pirates offshore, she will be ready!