After nine years of sailing around the world with her husband Noel, Jackie qualified as a commercial skipper. She is a Master 5, holds Master 4 (theory), Marine Engine Driver 3, ex-Marine Rescue Skipper (one of the first women in NSW), and current Instructor of professional and recreational level courses.
She’s a Cert 4 Trainer, commercial skipper, recreational sailor (ocean sailing and inland waterways on sailboats and motorboats), Author of practical maritime books/manuals/best-selling memoirs/articles, and Speaker at nautical and book events.
She founded SisterShip Training and (in partnership) SisterShip Press. She’s continued to write, freelance, for many different publications for over twenty years.
When time permits, she gives talks, hosts a podcast show (Turning Your Cruising Dreams into Reality), creates tutorial videos and supports other sailors and writers.
Jackie spent three years in the French and Belgium canals helping Noel renovate their 18.5 metre Dutch barge, trail ridden with five horses, sailed the Pacific Ocean twice, traversed The Great Loop in America and set a sailing record as co-skipper of the first double-handed all-women team in the Melbourne to Hobart race.
Marine Surveyor, Commercial Skipper/Professional Mariner, ex-Marine Rescue Skipper, previous TAFE Maritime Teacher and current Instructor of Professional Level Courses privately (Navigation/ Passage Planning/Weather). Cert 4 Trainer, Recreational Sailor (ocean sailing around the planet, inland waterways, sailboats and motorboats).
Pantaenius Yacht Insurance is Australia’s most comprehensive insurer, and Europe’s biggest marine insurer. With a high reputation worldwide, the Pantaenius crew pride themselves in caring for their clients, far beyond what the insurance contract has to offer. As such, the opportunity to support Jackie and SisterShip Training was taken up by Pantaenius as another avenue in which they can add value to the lives of their clients, as well as of course boaties worldwide!