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.