Duffy has an extensive athletic background. Growing up outside of Boston, Duffy played ice hockey in the winter months and sailed during the summer at her family’s second home on Long Island. A self-described “go big or go home” type of person, Duffy gives 110% to all of her endeavors. Graduating from Connecticut College in 2002, Duffy was both a starting woman’s skipper and captain on the nationally ranked Sailing Team and center on the Women’s Ice Hockey Team. During her final two years of college, Duffy “went big” and fully committed her time to an Olympic 470 Class Sailing Campaign and competed around the world as a member of the US Sailing Team. Realizing her passion for instructing, Duffy returned to school and earned her Masters in Teaching. In 2006, Duffy was awarded the US Sailing Developmental Coach of the Year while coaching Corpus Christi YC. Making the move from Texas to Miami in 2008, Duffy was hired as the Head Coach/Sailing Director for Coral Reef Yacht Club.
While living in Miami, Duffy was introduced to competitive cycling and immediately fell in love with riding and racing bikes. As she does with most things, Duffy has approached cycling with her all-in style; devoting hundreds of hours to training in her first year on the bike, racing for the Rose Bandits she finished 2nd in the Florida State Criterium Championships for Women’s Cat ¾. In addition, after only 3 months of riding mountain bikes finished her first endurance race at the challenging Off-Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell (ORAMM). But that is not all there is to Duffy! She loves pink (sometimes to a fault), is married and has her own “baby” dogs Quinn & Margarita. She also has a personal connection to the Rose Bandit’s primary charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure as she has lost her mother and sister-in-law to breast cancer. Her commitment to athletics, family and friends is unwavering.