Isabelle JOSCHKE


Isabelle JOSCHKE

42 years old


After years of fighting on the Figaro circuit, Isabelle Joschke has returned to her favourite playing field - the high seas - through the front door with the Vendée Globe. The French-German navigator shows her talent best when on long distance races. She discovered sailing at the Glénans school and started her career in 2005 when she decided to enter the Mini circuit. After a first transatlantic crossing, she launched an ambitious project by building a prototype aimed at winning.

She held a series of podiums and even won the first leg of the Mini-Transat. This convinced her sponsor to follow her on the Figaro circuit. She learned racing alone, the rigor required when a victory is within minutes only. In 2016, she started on Class40 where her expertise in trajectory and her time management work wonders. She was by far the front runner in The Transat in 2016 when she had to retire following delamination of the hull. But her view was clear : there is nothing better than the Vendée Globe to express her love of open oceans  . By developing her IMOCA project, Isabelle has become one of the six potential female candidates of the 2020 edition. A real satisfaction for this woman who has always encouraged real mixity between off-shore racing and sport in general.



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