Debby Grimm began sailing at Girl Scout camp and continued leisure sailing through high school. Grimm enjoys racing on the family J30 and a J22. She has competed mostly in the Gulf South region. She was New Orleans Yacht Club’s female sailor of the year in 2001 and outstanding woman sailor at Southern Yacht Club in 2012. Grimm is a US Sailing Instructor. She joined the Women’s Sailing Foundation board in 2020.