Originally Posted by PCP
Justine Mettraux (27) joins the girls on the VOR SCA.
The ones that followed with us the last mini Transat know well Justine and her big talent. She finished 2th on the series, but most of all, very close to the overall leaders and well ahead of most protos. A quite incredible race that seem to have not staid unnoticed.
These ladies under the leadership of Samantha (Sam Davies) risk to be quite a problem for men's teams
They have been training hard on their pink boat:
Really thrilled to hear that Justine is getting time on the VOR 65. Just what she needs in the lead up to the TeamWork IMOCA campaign, in which I hope she plays a major role (with Bertrand Delesne, of course).
It seems to me that even if the SCA team never made it to the starting line, the sponsorship is already a very big marketing benefit for the SCA corporation. Just watching these women pushing hard on the VOR 65 in big breeze is inspirational and very cool. Anyone who has ever sailed on a big boat in strong winds knows how physically and mentally demanding it is. And here we have these terrific women sailors really working it at the highest level of the sport.
Exactly the sort of thing that parents would want their own daughters to aspire to, and which (hopefully) would give their sons more respect for their sisters and girls/women in general.
And anytime some idiot starts trashing women on race boats, we can be 100% certain he is a fool who knows nothing.