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Good Jibes #102: Molly O’Bryan Vandemoer on Inclusive Sailing

This week’s host, Moe Roddy, is joined by Olympic match racer Molly O’Bryan Vandemoer. Molly represented the United States in the 2012 London Olympics, and is now the director of the Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation.

Molly O'Bryan Vandemoer
Molly takes a hike during the Cascais 2007 ISAF Sailing World Championships.
© 2023 ISAF Sailing World Championships

Hear about Molly’s family sailing roots, her college days sailing in Hawaii, her mission to make sailing inclusive for all youth in the Bay Area, how she’s introducing sailing to her own children, and what motivates her. This episode covers everything from growing the sailing community to competing in the Olympics.

Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • Do Molly’s siblings sail?
  • What did Molly study in college?
  • Who put her Olympic sailing team together?
  • How close was she to getting an Olympic medal?
  • What’s a good age to get children sailing?
  • How long has Molly been at the Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation?
  • What are her thoughts on women in sailing?
  • Short Tacks: Who’s had the biggest impact on her sailing?

Learn more about Molly at PYSF.US and on Instagram @MollyVandemoer.

Listen to the episode on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, and your other favorite podcast spots — follow and leave a 5-star review if you’re feeling the Good Jibes!

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