https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnWQd-ScKcI Annie Haeger, who was recently named the 2015 Rolex Yachtswoman of the year, talks about her life on and off the water with the US Sailing Team Sperry. Annie’s odyssey began when she found an Optimist sailboat under the Christmas tree in place of the presents she had hoped for. After a few moments of mild disappointment, 5 year old Annie Haeger later learned that her family had been sailing for generations and she found a love for sailing. Once competitors on the solo stage, Annie Haeger now races alongside teammate Briana Provancha in the Women’s 470 competitions. “One of the great things about [sailing] is that you get to see so much of the world. We are so fortunate. We are the luckiest girls in the entire world… we get to travel around the world and pursue our dream. I don’t think that a lot of people have that opportunity and we are so incredibly lucky” – Annie Haeger of the US Sailing Team Sperry Follow the US Sailing Team Sperry on Instagram @ussailingteam Learn more about Annie’s US Sailing Team Sperry teammate and crew member Briana Provancha here.