Erin Schanen is the executive editor of SAILING Magazine, the oldest continually published sailing magazine in the U.S. Erin joined the magazine in 2000.
Prior to that she was features editor of the Waukesha Freeman, a southeastern Wisconsin daily newspaper, and the media liaison aboard the M/Y NorthStar during the 1999-2000 America’s Cup in New Zealand, working with ESPN and TVNZ television crews.
A lifelong sailor, Erin grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan, cruising and racing on the Great Lakes. She races on a variety of boats, from dinghies to Santa Cruz 70s, and cruises and paddleboards when she can. She is a member of the Port Washington Yacht Club. Erin lives with her husband Rich Reichelsdorfer in Belgium, Wisconsin.