Gitte Henriksen, 47, lives in Marbella, Spain with her husband and two children. She is originally from Vedbaek, Denmark. Gitte was diagnosed with MS in 2005, and worked at that time in business consulting. In 2007 Gitte and her family decided to move to Spain to experience a more relaxed lifestyle.
Gitte has always loved the water and always lived near the water. In her young years Gitte sailed optimist dinghies, and her father was the Chairman of the local sailing club. Therefore, most of her childhood and youth took place at or in the water. Gitte is grateful for the opportunity to sail with the Ocean of Hope, and is really looking forward to the exciting experiences ahead.