Melodie Schaffer
Beagle channel arrival
globe 40
globe 40
Southern ocean

Melodie Schaffer raced in the Globe 40 inaugural around the world race in her Class 40 boat Whiskey Jack, in 2022-2023. Whiskey Jack was the only Canadian boat in the race and she was the only female skipper for the entire race. 

She has raced offshore for 6 years and has sailed 80,000 nautical miles.  She has competed in many offshore events including the Caribbean 600 (3x), Antigua to Bermuda race, Fastnet race, as well as two legs in the Clipper race and doublehanded in the Trans Jacques Vabre race and the Normandy Channel race.

She has sailed her whole life, competing at national and international levels.  She began training at the RCYC and racing high performance dinghies including laser's, 470's and International 14's.  She continued racing in keel boats including 8m, sharks and J105's as tactician, foredeck or skipper.

Professionally she has a M.A.Sc degree in biomedical engineering and is an avid sailing photographer.


Team Goals

2025 - Globe 40 Round the World Race

2024 - Quebec - St Malo Race

2023 - Normandy Channel Race

2022 - Globe 40 race - inaugural edition

2021- Trans Jaque Vabre Race


Team Ethos

  To create momentum for offshore sailing and spearhead Canada's place on the world stage in Offshore Ocean Racing. To promote and encourage women in sailing and skippering.

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