Francesca CLAPCICH

IMOCA Globe Series30th
Points4 pts
Age34 (1/28/88)
Top performance2015 world and european champion in 49er FX
Joined Imoca on2022
Team11th HOUR RACING TEAM
BaseConcarneau
Commitment11th Hour Foundation

Profile

Francesca began sailing in her hometown of Trieste, Italy in 1999. After graduating from the Nautical Institute of Trieste and San Raffaele University with a Sport Science degree, she joined the Italian Air Force and served as a First Senior Airman.

Francesca competed with the Italian Sailing Federation between 2002 and 2017. She participated in the 2012 Olympic Games in the Laser Radial Class and the 2016 Olympic Games as crew in the 49er FX class. She won both the World and European Championships in 49er FX in 2015, and placed in the top five at the 2013, 2014 and 2016 World Championships and the 2013 and 2015 European Championships.

Most recently, Francesca was part of the Turn the Tide on Plastic team, competing in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018, and was the Skipper of the 90’ Maxi Golfo di Trieste Wind of Change. 

She joins the American 11th Hour Racing Team for The Ocean Race in 2023.

Boat

Name 11TH HOUR RACING TEAM
Sail numberUSA 12
ArchitectGuillaume Verdier
Construction2021, CDK Technologies
Former names
Length18,28m
BeamNC
Draught4,50m
WeightNC
Mast height29m
Mast typeWing mast
FoilsYes
Sail area max.
UpwindNC
DownwindNC
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