Nikki Henderson

SpecialityProfessional Yachtswoman

In July 2018, Henderson became the youngest skipper in history to finish a round-the-world race. Heading up a team of 60, she battled 100mph winds and 50ft waves over 11 months to complete the gruelling 40,000-nautical-mile Clipper Race. She was just 25. An inspiring young leader, she won the 2019 YJA Yachtsman of the Year Award and recently skippered the iconic yacht Maiden to Sri-Lanka, kick-starting a world tour to promote female education. She was recognised in Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35 list earlier this year.