With the tangible support of local community members who recognize the significant barriers facing women entering the maritime world, SEASTR nonprofit is full speed ahead with Project Valkyrie's mission: to provide a sailboat and a cyclical program our community can depend upon, partnering with local organizations in creating access and opportunity for sailing in the PNW.
Valkyrie will be "on the hard" until 2023. After splashdown, she will be involved in local race series. SEASTR is reaching out to and collaborating with other entities to provide access to sailing and racing in the Pacific Northwest.
SEASTR is actively fundraising and grant writing to make sure Valkyrie is properly and safely outfitted for 2023 and the beginning of what we hope will be a legacy for the water people of the Pacific Northwest.
The Valkyrie symbol has come to represent many attributes, in particular courage, physical strength, and the empowerment of women.
Designed by Carl Schumacher, the hull and deck are cold-molded composite construction, utilizing carbon fiber throughout the boat, including the spar, the bowsprit, the rudder, and tiller assembly. Only 10 of these boats were ever built, and Valkyrie is a striking and unique blend of elegance, speed, performance, and functionality.
In a 2008 Sailing Magazine review, it was written that “...the motto of this [...] one-design sport boat is ‘no speed limits.’”
Donate now, and you will help women push past the limiting barriers they face
in the maritime world.