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Justine Mettraux

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IMOCA 60 Co-skipper Justine Mettraux
Sustainability is something I've been paying attention to since I was a teenager, getting conscious that our environment is fragile and humans have a big negative impact on it.

THE OCEAN RACE EXPERIENCE:

2014-15 Team SCA

2017-18 Dongfeng Race Team, Leg 4 and 10

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO CONNECT WITH THE OCEAN?

Sailing!

IF YOU WERE A MARINE ANIMAL WHAT WOULD YOU BE?

A dolphin, they seem to have a pretty cool life when you cross them at sea!

WHERE DID YOU FIRST SAIL, at what age, and who with?

On Geneva Lake being just a few months old with my parents and my sister Elodie.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST PROFESSIONAL SAILING EXPERIENCE?

It was as a crew on the D35 Multihull Ladycat of Dona Bertarelli.

SHARE A FUN FACT ABOUT YOU AND SAILING:

My 4 siblings are also pro sailors.

WHAT ARE YOUR SAILING AMBITIONS?

To continue to compete at a high level in offshore racing and to continue to improve in the different fields of the sport.

HOW DO YOU LEAD A MORE SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE?

I try to do my best in every day life, like trying to travel as much as possible with trains and public transport and taking planes only as a last option. Eating organic, local and most of the time vegetarian and trying to generally consume less and avoid single-use options. Every year I try to make improvements as I get more informed and gather more ideas on how to reduce my impact. No one is perfect for sure but we can all try to improve!

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