Mudhead Spring Seminar

When: May 10, 2023
Time: 6pm
Where: Shennecossett Yacht Club – 1010 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT
Tickets: $15 advance (cut off at noon on May 5) / $20 door

With Cole Brauer

An offshore and inshore sailboat captain and professional sailor, Cole Brauer dreams of being the first American woman to race solo around the world. Raised on a nature preserve on the eastern tip of Long Island, New York, Cole grew up observing and participating in nature’s games and beauty. She often dug in the marsh and watched the clouds, trying to predict when the next storm would arrive. After years of living outside, it only seemed natural to move to Hawaii to pursue a Bachelor of Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

After only a few weeks, she realized that the ocean was calling, and she wanted to be in the waves and wind with whatever power she had. Two years of hardcore inshore and offshore training with the University sailing team and some local offshore sailing squads hooked her. Ten years later, the nature that drew her into the sport of sailing keeps her in it. Her dream has always been to work outside with her hands. Whether or not she makes the goal of sailing around the world, she has already achieved working every day outdoors.

Fast Facts:

  • Lives out of a Ford Transit van and can talk about van life all-day
  • Is a big foodie
  • Has a 100-ton Captain’s License