Sea Bags Women's
Sailing Team

Recycling Sails One Regatta At A Time

Founded by Co-Captains Erica Beck Spencer and Jess Harris, the Sea Bags Women's Sailing Team is recognized as one of the leading USA contenders in J/24 regattas. Racing together since 2015, the Sea Bags Women's Sailing Team is comprised of eight sailors hailing from coast to coast.

Erica Beck Spencer photo sailing

"Nothing gives me the feeling I get when racing. The intense laser focus and the occasional euphoria of finishing really well against some of the best sailors in the world is exhilarating. But no matter how we do, I always come off the water recharged. I know the Sea Bags Women's Sailing Team is inspiring a lot of people to push outside of their comfort zones and to try things they've always wanted to try, whether it be sailing or something else. This is a responsibility we are quite proud of as a team." -Erica Beck Spencer, Captain, Skipper

Emily photo sailing

"I am a better mom, wife, friend, and employee when making time to get out on the water. It is there I can achieve a sense of clarity and purpose and then bring that all back into shore. The singular focus that sailboat racing demands enables a camaraderie like none other. Sea Bags' sponsorship enables this group of fine women to pursue our individual and collective passions and to support the greater sustainability effort Sea Bags is helping to drive." -Emily Carville, Co-Captain, Trimmer

"These women are role models, competitive sailors and true advocates for everything we believe in. Their authenticity and love of sailing make us natural partners." -Beth Greenlaw, President, Sea Bags

Sea Bags Womens Sailing Team portrait

The members of the Sea Bags Women's Sailing Team are also champions for the environment and the oceans they sail. They share with sailing and regatta communities around the country the necessity of saving sails from landfills and the importance of recycling and upcycling sailcloth. Wherever the team travels, they share their racing experiences and encourage young and older alike to get involved in the sport of sailing.

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The team’s accomplishments have left an indelible mark on J/24 racing:

2023, 2022, and 2021 J/24 U.S. National Championship Top Female Boat

2021 Thistle Women's National Champions

2019 J/24 World Championship Top Female Boat and Top Female Skipper

2019 Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta, Marblehead, 1st Place

2017 J/24 World Championship Top Female Boat and Top Female Skipper

The Sailing Team competing in Mexico

Our primary goals for the 2024 season are to always be the top female team at every regatta, specifically at North Americans in St. Petersburg, FL and at the Corinthian U.S. Nationals in Sayville, NY. We hope to finish in the top 20 at North Americans, in the top 10 at the Downeast Regatta, and in the top 3 Mixed Plus at the Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta.

Read more about the member of the Sailing Team and find out where they're heading next!

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