On this episode of The Sailing Show Abby Ehler delves into the world of mentoring programs, Abby’s first guest is Kate-Mardel Ferreira, who has previously been a professional sailor and race yacht captain and more recently has worked within the shore side roles of the sport.  Kate is currently head of Operations & Sailing Programmes at 1851 Trust, a charity aiming to inspire young people to pursue (STEM) subjects, by harnessing the excitement of INEOS Team UK the professional British sailing team. Kate shares her experiences as a mentee in business programs and how they have helped her throughout her career.  Abby's second guest is Vicky Ellis, who skippered the team “Switzerland”, one of the 12 entries in the Clipper race 2013-14, She led an international crew of amateur sailors, from all walks of life, on board a 70’ ocean racing boat on an 11 month journey of a lifetime.  Vicky is a Director of the Magenta Project and instigator of the Magenta Mentoring Program which ran for as a pilot scheme from October 2018.  Following the success of the scheme the program will run again this year and applications are now open.

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