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Women on the water

Flathead Lake sailing company offers women a chance to challenge themselves on the waters.

Posted at 4:51 PM, Jul 10, 2021
and last updated 9:03 AM, Jul 12, 2021

DAYTON — Captain Genevieve Evans is a Montana native, but she left the shores of home to chart her own course, and a pretty impressive one at that.

“Captain G” as she’s called, and it is a title she has earned. She has been a USCG captain, an ASA instructor and a professional sailor for the past decade, spending her time racing, teaching and sailing in the Virgin Islands, Belize and Montana.

“I really decided that I had an itch that just needed to be scratched and figured out that offering sailing for people in the Flathead Valley was something that I had to do,” Evans said.

The owner of Go Sail Flathead Lake Montana, Evans is one of the few women who have received the captain title, and she wears it with the purpose of teaching people how to sail at her local business on Flathead Lake.

“For me, always has just been an opportunity to be self-reliant,” said Evans. “I challenge myself and network with a lot of other people, and we offer sailing lessons for women, especially on the lake because it’s an opportunity for them to challenge themselves, and take risks and be a part of a team.”

“I think women not only get uplifted from each other but the challenges that we put each other up against,” added participant and owner of Outsiety women’s outdoor group Lauri McCargar.

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