Sales representative Steffie turned two of her biggest passions, textiles and sailing, into a career at Contender Sailcloth. It was the inevitable that Steffie started sailing at a very young age, being the great granddaughter of one of the founders of the Niendorfer Yacht Club, she spent the summers sailing and teaching sailing.
Upon graduating with a bachelor degree in textile development from FIT State University of New York, she continued to stay in the USA and sailed regattas on the East Coast ranging from NYC to Newport and everything in between. She competed in regattas on boats such as the NYYC Swan 42, J/70, J/88, J/122 and Farr 40. Besides that she also crews in St. Barth while racing the St. Barth’s Bucket Regatta as well as in the Mediterranean regattas where she can be found with her Swan 42 team.