Justine METTRAUX

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IMOCA Globe Series14th
Points179 pts
Age36 (10/4/86)
Top performanceTwo Volvo Ocean Race - 6th Team SCA and winner with Dongfeng Race Team
Joined Imoca on2020
TeamTEAMWORK & 11TH HOUR RACING TEAM
BaseLorient
PartnersTEAMWORK & 11TH HOUR RACING

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 was the co-skipper of 11th Hour Racing Team - ALAKA'I with Simon Fisher during all the 2021 IMOCA GLOBE SERIES season. 

In 2022, the Swiss sailor will embark on a new adventure, that of the Vendée Globe 2024-25. For this, she will take the helm of Charal 1, accompanied by Teamwork.

Sailing Highlights

2022: Route du Rhum - 7th
2022:
Défi Azimut - Lorient Agglomération - 6th
2021:
Transat Jacques Vabre - Retired
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

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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