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Lawyer Turned Sailor, Captain, Author


Five-minute inspirational submission selected for SpeakerMatch competition

My First Offshore Passage: Sometimes You Need a Hacksaw - Annie Dike
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A Story Well-Told Can Be Seen With Your Eyes Closed

“While I do look like a bit of a pro in this picture, we’re actually sailing very badly here.  Bashing our way to Cuba with way too much heel and belly in the sails.  I never said we were good sailors.  We just do it.  Anyone who was ever good at anything, started by just doing it."

at the Miami International

Boat Show, February 2017

Speaking and Writing Engagements  |  Click to Listen/View


When I was twenty-nine, I jumped ship, leaving a successful, albeit incredibly stressful, corporate career as a medical-malpractice defense trial attorney behind to pursue work that would allow me a life rich with experiences, traveling the world by boat.

I am now a full-time writer, sailor, and legal marketing consultant, through my company, Legalite, LLC, and spend a portion of my time giving inspirational speeches to corporate and community audiences sharing my passion for challenges, new chapters, big, scary goals, and eustress.



P.O. Box 1761

Pensacola, FL 32591

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