Maritime mission: women can captain superyachts, says new campaign
Top women sailors launch drive to help schoolgirls choose careers that take them to the helm of the sailing industry
Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent
Jenny Matthews and Natasha Ambrose are embarking on an unusual world tour: encouraging schoolgirls to consider careers as superyacht captains.
Matthews and Ambrose, who are both first officers on superyachts, a role that includes helming the vessels, said they decided to launch a scheme dedicated to encouraging women into the top ranks after discovering that more than 95% of yacht captains and first officers were men.
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