Jenn Specific

Jenn’s C/V Classes, Racing, Cruising, Community Action

Education Qualifications for Coaching and Consulting:

  • 2007 BA Naropa University Contemplative Psychology with a focus on Expressive Arts, minor Religious Studies
  • 2010 MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology Art Therapy
  • Over 15 years working in direct service in mental health through various agencies and organizations. Private practice as a therapist since 2011.
  • Over 15 years of mindfulness and meditation practices, retreats, workshops and classes.
  • 15 years of diversity and social justice exploration and advocacy including classes, groups, workshops, volunteering, writing and donating.

Sailing Community Action

  • Participated in protest hearing committee CYC Three Tree Point 4/17 with Chuck Stephens and Liesl Mordhorst
  • Supported Margaret Pommert in teaching a women’s racing class at SSC in 2018
  • Women Who Sail main group admin 1/20-4/21
  • Women Who Sail Newsletter Editor-in-Chief 2020-2021 issues 1-7
  • STYC Women at the Helm race proposal idea and event volunteer 7/20
  • STYC Women at the Helm Going the Distance event volunteer 9/20
  • US Sailing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Women’s Panel 10/20
  • STYC Lake Union PRIDE sail June 2021, event idea and coordinator
  • SWISS DEIAB presentation 5/21
  • National Women’s Sailing Association She Sailor Sea Stories WIND episode July 2021
  • Southern California Yachting Association DEIAB workshop July 2022 invited by Marie Rogers


    • This blog! Start 9/18

Community Service Awards

  • National Women’s Sailing Association Presidents Member of the month July 2021

Sailing Classes

  • 6/16 ASA 101 basic Keelboat with Alan Ross
  • 9/16 ASA 103/104 with Mark Brown
  • 11/16 ASA 105 navigation with Erden Eruc
  • 4/17 ASA 106 advanced coastal cruising with Stephen Summers and Bob Arney
  • 3/17 ASA 118 Marine Weather with David Wilkinson
  • 5/17 ASA 119 docking with Howard Edson
  • 4/17 Spinnaker Handling with Dennis Palmer
  • 3/18 Safety at Sea by the Sailing Foundation
  • 9/18 Basic Diesel Engine and Marine Electronics by Mike Beemer
  • 9/18 Marine Electronics by Nigel Calder

Races Oldest to Newest

  • Ballard cup series 3 2016 J105 Puff jib/spinnaker trim: skipper Margaret Pommert
  • Snowbird 2 2016 Olson 911 Kowloon jib/spinnaker trim : skipper Ken Chin
  • Pink Boat Regatta 2016 J105 Puff jib/spinnaker trim: skipper Margaret Pommert (winner of regatta and best woman skipper)
  • Three Tree Point 2017 on Puff J105 trim: skipper Steve Summers
  • Race to the Straits 2017 C&C 27 Beatrice double band with Eric Finn :skipper Jennifer Harkness
  • Blakely Rock Benefit Regatta 2017 Catalina 36 Mata Hari jib/spinnaker trim :skipper Jeff Blythe
  • PSSR 2017 J105 Puff jib/spinnaker trim :skipper Stephen Summers
  • Ballard cup series 1-3 2017 J105 Puff main trim :skipper Jennifer Harkness
  • Pink Boat Regatta 2017 J105 Puff main trim :skipper Jennifer Harkness (winner of regatta and best woman skipper)
  • Foul Weather Bluff 2017 J105 Reboot main trim :skipper Moira Delaney
  • Tri-Island Vashon 2018 Absolutely pit support crew :skipper Charlie Macaulay
  • Ballard cup series 2-3 2018 J105 Puff tactician :skipper Tamara Jacobs
  • CYC Wednesday series 2-3 2018 J105 LiftOff main trim :skipper Jeffrey Pace
  • Whidbey Island Race Week 2018 J105 LiftOff main trim :skipper Jeffrey Pace
  • PSSC 2018 on LiftOff main trim :skipper Jeffrey Pace
  • Duwamish Head 2019 on Chasch Mer bow :skipper Scott Newman
  • Freshwater Regatta 2020 on O driver :skipper Eric Finn
  • 2020 CSS Blakely Rock on O, driver: skipper Eric Finn
  • 2020 Women at the Helm on O, skipper Jennifer Harkness
  • 2020 STYC Down the Sound on O, driver, skipper Eric Finn
  • 2021 Freshwater Regatta, driver, Eric Finn, skipper on O
  • 2021 Center Sound Series, driver, Eric Finn, Skipper on O
  • 2021 Round the County crew (cook and ground crew) LiftOff, skipper Jeffrey Pace
  • 2022 Round the County, crew, cook and entertainment, LiftOff, skipper Jeffrey Pace

Multi-Day Cruising destinations

  • 1996 5 day San Juan cruise Anacortes to Friday Harbor, Nanaimo
  • 9/16 ASA 103/104 4 day San Juan cruise Seattle to Langley, La Conner, Anacortes, Cypress Island, Pt. Townsend
  • 4/17 2 day Seattle to San Juan cruise ASA 106, Deception Pass, Port Madison, circumnavigate Whidbey Island
  • 3/18 5 day Seattle to Bainbridge Island Eagle Harbor
  • 5/18 4 day Seattle to Blake Island
  • 7/18 10 day San Juan Cruise Seattle to Port Townsend, Friday Harbor, Deer Harbor
  • 9/18 5 day Seattle to Pt. Townsend Wooden Boat Festival
  • 7/20 10 day Seattle to Sucia cruise including James Island, Shaw Island, and Port Ludlow.
  • 7/21 9 day cruise Seattle to Sucia
  • 7/22 3 day cruise Friday Harbor to Sucia
  • 8/22 3 day cruise Friday Harbor to Jones
  • 9/22 3 day cruise Friday Harbor to Stuart Island


  • Delivery from Oak Harbor to Shilshole on J-105 LiftOff July 2018 :Skipper Jenn Harkness

Countless day sails logged all over Puget Sound, Lake Union, and Lake Washington and the San Juan Islands.

Boat Work

2019 was a total refit of my 1976 Ranger 29. I’ve done 85% solo….that’s right, almost every single surface and part cleaned up or replaced. Blog posts with lists of the work are here.

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