2017-07-06 / Sports

Lindquist-Bishop lands national award


LINDA LINDQUIST-BISHOP received the 2017 National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award last month at a conference in Marblehead, Mass. 
Photo: Nicole Corriel LINDA LINDQUIST-BISHOP received the 2017 National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award last month at a conference in Marblehead, Mass. Photo: Nicole Corriel A Leelanau County woman accepted a prestigious sailing award last month at a conference in Marblehead, Mass.

National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) President Linda Newland presented Linda Lindquist- Bishop of Leland the 2017 Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award at the NWSA conference on June 5.

The award recognizes an individual with a record of achievement in inspiring, educating and enriching the lives of women through sailing.

“Linda has made a significant impact on improving the confidence of young women through international sailing competitions,” Newland said in a BoatUS press release. “She is a role model for what can be. We are pleased to recognize her commitment to women in sailing with this award.”

Lindquist-Bishop is regarded as a trailblazer and a trend setter in her sport. She made history as a member of the first all-women’s America’s Cup team and has sailed on more than 100 teams in the past 28 years, winning two world championships in the process.

She is a mentor of young women leaders and an advocate of challenging women to fulfill their dreams.

Through her platform as president of Courageous Thinking Inc., she has worked continuously to create leadership opportunities for women both in sports and in business.

Additionally, she continues to champion women in leadership through the efforts of Rising Tide Leadership Institute, a non-profit she founded with Katie Pettibone.

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