Interested in joining the team?
WE ARE SEEKING FOUR WOMEN FROM AROUND THE GLOBE TO JOIN CLIMATE ACTION NOW FOR THE 2017 ROLEX SYDNEY TO HOBART YACHT RACE, THE FIRST ALL WOMEN CREW IN SIXTEEN YEARS
Lisa and The Magenta Project are seeking individuals who are wanting to transition to offshore racing and who will be continuing to pursue sailing following the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. We will be having four experienced crew onboard Climate Action Now and are seeking another four women who want to use this opportunity to learn and further their sailing. You will be mentored and have the opportunity to gain sailing knowledge from the experienced members of the team to assist you with making the transition to offshore ocean racing. Please fill in the application form below and show us what this opportunity means to you.
There is no age restriction and no offshore experience is required. We are seeking applications globally and you will be required to speak and understand sailing terms in English.
If you are successful in securing a position you will need to be able to raise your own travel and accommodation costs to meet the boat in Sydney, however we will do our best to assist where possible. All race fees and running costs for the boat will be covered.
Please note that the main companionway into Climate Action Now is small as such please consider your flexibility as you will need to be able to get in and out of the boat fast in case of an emergency.
Crew Application Form
Applications close on Friday 20th of October and successful applicants will be notified by October 31st.
Lisa has been competitively sailing for over 10 years racking up over 70 000 nm in offshore sailing experience. Lisa last raced 'Climate Action Now' in the 2015 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race before she sailed the boat over 20 000 nm solo around Antarctica becoming the first woman to do so. "I cant wait to share my knowledge with other women in sailing and help the next generation of ocean racers coming through".
Libby, a qualified Meteorologist, has an impressive sailing resume inculding dinghies at multiple National, European and World Championships, the British Olympic Sailing team at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games and onboard naviator for Team SCA in the Volvo Ocean Race.
“The chance to do the Sydney-Hobart is one I have been aspiring to for a while but to also be able to give that opportunity to 4 upcoming sailors and continue to develop the pathway and network for women in sport and industry with The Magenta Project is another step towards our overall goals."