Captain Kelly J. Gordon, or Cap, a motor yacht captain, provides educational resources for superyachting professionals, including upliftment programs, Captain’s Classroom workshops, and speaking engagements designed to improve the mental health of those on the water.
After hearing about a third suicide by a crew member in one year, Cap decided to change the culture of yachting, which was in dire need of a facelift for crew members to live and work in a safe and thriving space. Living in tight / close quarters is not easy, and as one of the first female yacht captains, Kelly herself struggled with anxiety. depression and wanted to commit suicide. Her mental health journey inspired her to help others, after noticing there were little to no mental health programs within the yachting industry.