100% female crew to break round the world record
Vendée Globe sailor, Alexia Barrier, has set a new challenge for women in sailing.
She has called it The Famous Project. The goal is to conquer the Jules Verne Trophy, one of the most prestigious trophies in yachting and one of the most demanding races in the world.
The Jules Verne Trophy is given for the fastest circumnavigation of the world.
Alexia has gathered together a team of top-class skippers and sailors from around the world and Irish sailors Pamela Lee and Joan Mulloy are on board.
Joan and Pam join Alexia Barrier, Dee Caffari, Elodie Jame Mettraux and Helena Darvelid this week for a spot of team racing on dinghies in La Grande-Motte, South of France.
Yes, even large vessel offshore sailors benefit from small-boat sailing. Match Racing can fine-tune a team’s boat and wind awareness skills and is a quick and easy way to get lots of sailing in a short time - working together in a fast-action environment is a great way to build up a strong team.
“We aim to be the first 100% female crew to set a benchmark time and attempt to break the record for the Jules Verne Trophy in 2025, aboard an Ultim multihull, a true Formula 1 of the seas” Alexia Barrier.
Congratulations Joan and Pam, we are watching you out there on the offshore scene and couldn’t be more inspired to get up and set our own goals for 2023 and beyond.
Watch this space.
Find out more about The Famous Project here.