CARRIE BAKER learned to sail dinghies as a preteen in Pearl Harbor. As an enthusiastic daily fixture on the water, she was invited aboard for regular Wednesday Night racing on the Rhodes 19’s. After college and now on the East Coast, she was introduced to the Chesapeake Bay & racing keelboats on a friend-of-a-friends boat. In 2010, she moved to Washington DC and raced keelboats on the Potomac with Daingerfield Island Sailing Club. She joined Capital Yacht Club where she lived aboard a semi-restored 1958 42′ Chris Craft Constellation and got involved with the small boat sailing program there. As CYC’s liaison to DC Sail, she volunteered as a coaching assistant with DC Sail’s high school sailing program and was certified as a U.S. Sailing Level 1 Instructor. She taught adult learn to sail on dinghies at CYC. Along with her now-husband, refit an S&S design Catalina 38 in 2016 and continued to race with DISC (while living aboard!). Other boat adventures include chartering in the Caribbean, a tall ship in the Great Lakes, a stint as crew on a private yacht & nine years of deliveries with friends all along the East Coast from Florida to Massachusetts. Currently she lives (in a house) on the Potomac River in Virginia with her husband, talented cat & at least seven boats. When not messing about on boats, she works for a commercial sign company, or a garden center, or races a friend’s Miata in the Sports Car Club of America’s Solo program. She is the current C Street Prepared Ladies National Champion.