Anna Yoors joined Atlantic Challenge as a member of the team in 2014 with sailing but no rowing experience. She quickly learned how to row and how to sail a Bantry Bay gigs. She returned to compete two years later and joined the team as an assistant trainer in 2018. Anna’s experience on the water ranges from tall ships to thirty foot Outward Bound pulling boats. She loves the variety of experiences provided by different size boats, crew and types of programs.
She has worked for Outward Bound and several tall ships including the Corwith Cramer, Seaward, Roseway, and Adventuress as the chief mate. She has even sailed across the Atlantic!
Anna is a licensed USCG Captain, and holds current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certifications. When she's not sailing, she enjoys teaching yoga, and practicing flying on the trapeze!