Friday, November 15, 2013


"This tiny island was proof that dreams are not granted based on gender or youth but rather on the tenacity of your spirit and the strength of your grasp."
If you're new around here, you might not know about my obsession with freediving. We happened upon a world competition in the Bahamas our first year of cruising. At the time, I wrote an article about it that was published in the New York Times.

Now I've written about it in my column (PDF version) in the November/December issue of Classic Yacht magazine. This is a much more personal account of watching Natalia Molchanova, a Russian freediver, attempting to set a world record. But at its heart, it is about reaching just beyond your grasp.

If you catch the bug too, see more of my freediving world here:

The awesome Women of Freediving.
Photos of Dean's Blue Hole.
Thoughts on the sport of Freediving.
My Freediving Board on Pinterest where I post all the latest news and videos from the freedivingsphere.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe this is something that could entice my husband to go to an island. He's found free diving interesting since seeing the 1988 movie The Big Blue. For me... sitting at the edge of the water would be fine... there are demons down there, and I don't like getting my hair wet.