NWSA President’s Member of the Month for November 2020 is Stephanie Webb. Webb devotes endless hours mentoring and helping girls and young women grow through sailing. Her goal has always been to give young women the strength, confidence and skills to become successful in sailing and whatever professions they pursue. Sailing combined with education has been front and center in her life ever since she got into sailing as a young wife. Stephanie was introduced to sailing when she met Ross (Webb). The first boat was a Highlander, followed by a Shark & a then new fleet called the Hobie Cat provided hours of fun along the local coast. Once the children came along, sailing became a family affair with a Prout Snow Goose and their favorite – a Robertson & Caine 40’ Leopard, NAVIGATOR. The waters of the Bahamas and the Caribbean were the family’s favorite sailing locations.
Stephanie spearheads all the educational programs and interstate regattas held at Edison Sailing Center. Stephanie oversees the programs, grants, training, and activities of the Edison Sailing Center, in Fort Myers, FL. A retired educator, Stephanie has helped craft the design and development of state and national programs for educators and continues to support professional learning that results in increased student achievement. She has applied her 50+ years in education to program development at the sailing center as well as state & national levels. Stephanie also volunteers in schools and enjoys sailing with her family. The Webb family motto comes from the Book of Luke: “To whom much is given, much is required.”