Theisen, 20, is a junior at New Mexico Tech, and she's majoring in astrophysics. She was home-schooled as she grew up cruising the U.S. East Coast, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean with her parents and sister aboard their Gulfstar 41. Kate's clearly comfortable aboard a boat, but with the Morning Light crew, she was thrown in with some remarkably experienced young racers. Three other members of the crew, Chris Schubert, Kit Will, and Charlie Enright, also had experience cruising with their families, but in addition, they'd built solid racing resumes before applying. How has Theisen been able to hold her own?