Celebrating inspirational females on International Women’s Day

Celebrating inspirational females on International Women’s Day:


The Volvo Ocean Race celebrated 45 years of women in the race with a landmark event in Auckland on International Women’s Day.

The event, organised by the Magenta Project, and supported by Volvo Ocean Race supplier GAC Pindar, saw iconic females from across the decades take to the stage to reflect on their experiences in Races of the past – and join the conversation on the future, in front of a packed crowd of over 200 attendees.

Three-time Volvo Ocean Race veteran Abby Ehler co-hosted the event, and was joined on stage by a panel consisting of Australian Leah Fanstone (US Challenge/Heineken 1993-94; EF Education 1997-98), Lisa McDonald (EF Education 1997-98; Skipper of Amer Sports Too, 2001-02), Dongfeng’s Carolijn Brouwer and Vestas 11th Hour Racing’s Hannah Diamond. Later, Emirates Team NZ Performance Engineer and University of Auckland graduate Elise Beavis also joined the panel.


Tribute video to the women of 2017-18

Team AkzoNobel celebrates Emily Nagel, Martine Grael, and Cecile Laguette

Carolijn Brouwer: “…by doing a job and by being an integral part of the crew we are just showing the rest of the world that it is a natural thing.“

Dee Caffari: “This is potentially a breakthrough period. Women are stepping up.”

World Sailing International Women’s Day video


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