The Sailing Show

Bridging the Gap in Women’s Sailing

Josie Glidden, European Moth Championships
Josie Glidden, Moth European Women’s Champion. [Martina Orsini]

Abby Ehler, Sam Davies, Elodie Mettraux, Josie Glidden discuss, Moth, Vendee Globe, Tour Voile and the importance of bridging the gap for women sailing in all classes

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The Sailing Show, hosted by Abby Ehler, is a co-production of The Magenta Project and WiSP Sports

Podcast length: 31′ 23″

On this month’s episode Abby Ehler chats to Sam Davies, former skipper of Team SCA/ Volvo Ocean Race sailor who is vying for the 2020 Vendee Globe Race, Elodie Mettraux,  also former Team SCA/Volvo Ocean Race sailor and recent Tour Voile competitor, and Josie Glidden, recently crowned Moth European Women’s Champion.  They discuss the events that these sailors have been involved in, including Sam’s recent win in the IMOCA class of the Drheam Cup as well as the pathways into offshore shorthanded sailing, highlighting the rising female stars.  They also chat about the Tour Voile and Moth sailing;  the classes of boat and skill-sets involved in these varying disciplines of sailing.  And later on in the show they share the proposed double handed, offshore class that is currently under review as an Olympic category, which they feel could really help to bridge the gap from Olympic dinghy sailing to the keelboat and offshore leagues.

Links to the topics discussed in the show:

Facebook:  Amélie Grassi- current competitor in the Mini Transat series and lying 2nd overall. Justine Mettraux – current competitor in the Figaro Class, with the future goal of Vendee Globe. Joan Mulloy – competitor in the Figaro Class and will be the first Irish Women to compete in this series. Clarisse Cramer – rising star in the short handed sailing world and Tour Voile competitor. Cecile Laguette – Figaro Class competitor and team member on-board Akzo Nobel in the Volvo Ocean Race.

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Tour Voile –

Drheam Cup –

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Photos:  Josie Glidden in Moth. Sam at finish of Drheam Cup.
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