Captain Kelly J. Gordon, or just “Kelly” as most know her, is an accomplished motor yacht captain whose start was far from the water as she grew up on a farm in small town Indiana. It was her drive to succeed, learn, and thirst for adventure that led her to a career in yachting.
Her path into yachting was a unique one that started in Beaufort, North Carolina, where she now claims as home base, and has since allowed her to navigate many different seas.
Kelly most certainly takes pride in her ability as a motor yacht captain, but also has a soft spot for the young adult and especially those that come with questions.
As a former chemistry professor, Kelly loves to teach and it is certain that she will always find a moment, or many, to share what she knows with others and looks to encourage and inspire those that dream of a career in the yachting industry.
This is how I did it and what it’s like to be in charge of a boat sailing the Caribbean. *requires subscription to read full article
Captain Kelly Gordon took some time to reflect on her journey into the maritime world and aspects of life as a female captain.
Guests answer questions about how each achieved their own goals in the industry and how women the world over can do the same.
Meet Kelly Gordon, a superyacht captain and former chemistry professor Kelly works for two seasonal boats based in Chicago.
Listen to Kelly Gordon as she tells us the story of how she followed her curiosity and had the sheer confidence to just “figure it out.”
Kelly speaks about her journey to becoming captain. How being raised on a farm was about the farthest away…
Kelly Gordon, Superyacht Captain, began in Indiana, and after becoming a Chemistry professor, accidently discovered the world of yachting!