Sailing into my second act
written by Karin Olsen Campia on February 20 of 2020 and read by 216
Karin Olsen Campia at the helm with her late husband Ken Campia (foredeck) at the 83 Soling World Championship
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Attracting a 64 year old former LA Olympic US sailing gold medallist, Eddie Trevelyan, to join my three-person crew to compete in the 2020 Soling North American Championship this April in Annapolis is a most unlikely occurence for a long-retired 67 year old woman skipper, unless you account for intention-setting and manifesting the reality you seek.
Having raced non-stop nearly every weekend from age 10 -29, Trevelyan threw-in the towel in 1984 after the team of Robbie Heines, Eddie Trevelyan and Rod Davis won the Soling Gold Medal. A recent text from Eddie underscores our long friendship and helps to explain the decision.
"Karin, thank you for the great opportunity you have given to me to hop back into a Soling. You know I said never again as crew, but an exception is warranted here because of our own rekindled friendship and my respect for your sailing abilities, as well as your contagious fun-loving spirit"
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