Miranda Merron started sailing when she was 5 years old on the River Seine, south of Paris. At the age of 9 she was crewing for her father in his International 14 (the old one!). Educated in England, she graduated from Cambridge University before going to work in Tokyo in advertising, and later in Sydney and Paris
Having opted for a change of career, Miranda has been sailing professionally for the past 14 years, mainly in offshore racing, and has competed in solo, double-handed and fully-crewed races, including the Route du Rhum, the Transat, Quebec – Saint Malo and the Volvo Ocean Race. She has won the Transat Jacques Vabre and Round Britain & Ireland races. In 2009, she was navigator with the all-female team on the IMOCA 60 Aviva (Dee Caffarie), when the team set a new outright World Record for Round Britain & Ireland, taking 16 hours off the previous record. With Halvard Mabire, they have long sailed in Class40 before entering 2019 in the IMOCA class.