The Sailing Show

Ireland’s Joan Mulloy Makes History in La Solitaire

Joan Malloy, Ireland, Sailing, Offshore
Joan Malloy

Ireland’s Joan Malloy becomes the first Irishwoman to compete in the coveted La Solitaire offshore race and tells Abby Ehler why she now has new ambitions

The Sailing Show, presented byAbby Ehler, is a co-production with The Magenta Project

Podcast length: 23′ 30″

In this episode Abby Ehler is joined by Irish yachtswoman, Joan Molloy who has recently returned from competing in the La Solitaire URGO, a single handed multi-stage race, in a one design boat, with a total of 36 competitors of which 5 were women and 8 rookies.  Joan is the first Irish woman to compete in La Solitaire and shares her experiences of the race, what it’s like to sail alone, the preparation and tactics and emotional challenge.  Joan’s tells us why her ultimate goal is to compete in the Vendee Globe Race.

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