Justine METTRAUX

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IMOCA Globe Series1st
Points45 pts
Age35 (10/4/86)
Top performanceVolvo Ocean Race - Team SCA - 6th
Joined Imoca on2020
Team11TH HOUR RACING TEAM
BasePort La Forêt
Partners11TH HOUR RACING
CommitmentOCEAN HOUR

Profile

Justine Mettraux is a Swiss sailor who grew up navigating the waters of Lake Geneva with her four siblings, all of whom are also sailors.

She began sailing competitively as a teen, before quickly rising through the ranks as one to watch. In 2013, she came second in the Mini-Transat, securing the best finish in that race for a female sailor.

She joined the all-female crew onboard Team SCA, led by offshore sailing legend, Sam Davies, for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race. The team finished sixth overall.

Hungry for more, she gained further offshore experience in the Transat Jacques Vabre and La Solitaire du Figaro, before joining Dongfeng Race Team for two legs in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. The Chinese-flagged crew eventually sailed to victory in The Hague, Netherlands, after a nail biting fight to the finish with Team Brunel and MAPFRE.

Justine officially joined 11th Hour Racing Team in 2021, following a transatlantic training run with the crew in 2020. She will co-skipper the team’s existing IMOCA 60, known as 11th Hour Racing Team - ALAKA'I , with British navigator, Simon Fisher. They are actual IMOCA Globe Series overall leaders.

Sailing Highlights

2021: Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - 2nd
2021:
Rolex Fastnet Race - 3rd
2021:
The Ocean Race Europe - 2nd
2018:
La Solitaire - TeamWork - 11th
2017-18: Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team - 1st
2017: La Solitaire - TeamWork - 7th
2017: Transat Jacques Vabre - TeamWork - 4th in Class 40
2014-15: Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA - 6th
2013: Mini-Transat - TeamWork - 2nd

Boat

11th Hour Racing, foiler, IMOCA, The Ocean Race

Name 11TH HOUR RACING – ALAKA'I
Sail numberUSA 11
ArchitectVPLP Verdier
Construction2015, Green Marine, Southampton
Former namesHugo Boss
Length18,28 m
Beam5,50 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight7,5 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeMât-Aile
FoilsYes
Sail area max.
Upwind340 m2
Downwind570 m2
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