Women who go the Distance on Personal Water Craft

Women Who Inspire

Meet Marta Sikora my former K38 student and friend. Marta came to the USA from K38 Poland to learn how to become a Rescue Water Craft Coxswain.

One day a call came for a request for water safety support. The event would stretch over 3 months. I got off the phone, looked over at Marta and thought a few minutes.

I got up and told her to pack her bags, you are going to Florida! She said ‘I am?’.

Key West to NYC

We began preparations as time was of the essence.

The original RWC operator had backed out and the event was in motion. Tom Jones was an extreme endurance athlete and this was his project.

Tom brought over his Rescue Water Craft and we went through it and got it ready for the journey. Marta and I went over her SPOT tracker, GPS and how to use a Marine Band radio.

She was going to be responsible for the team safety, recovery and navigation along the trek.

Marta operated a Honda Aquatrax from Key West Florida to New York City, New York. That was 1,800 miles of responsible navigation out to sea and though inlets. This was an extreme hardship.

Long Distance PWC Adventure Covered 3 Months

I know that women will be inspired by her actions. But this is not a gender specific experience, it’s a human experience.

Please listen to the video as I share her amazing story that covers three months. I am proud of her and honored to call her friend.

Posted: July 14, 2019

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