Isabelle Joschke MACSF

Isabelle Joschke

2nd Participation


46 years old

Isabelle Joschke is Franco-German. At the age of 25, she became a skipper, starting with the Mini 6.50 circuit between 2004 and 2007. In 2008, she joined the Figaro class and spent 8 seasons on the most demanding of offshore racing circuit. She took the helm of her IMOCA in 2017, after a season in Class 40. She fitted her with foils in 2019 to take part in the Vendée Globe in 2020, which she will finish out of the race. With two participations in the Route du Rhum, four Transat Jacques Vabre and a solo round the world race, Isabelle is one of the few women fully committed to this path. 



Rolex Fastnet Race - 11th


Route du Rhum - 9th
Défi Azimut - 14th
Vendée Arctique - Abandon
Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 5th


Transat Jacques Vabre - 12th
Défi Azimut - Lorient Agglomération - 8th
Rolex Fastnet Race - 9th


Vendée Globe - Abandon - she finished her round-the-world trip out of the race
Défi Azimut - 3rd
Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne - 13th


Transat Jacques Vabre - Abandon
Défi Azimut - 8th


Route du Rhum - Abandon
Dhream-Cup 700 - 2th
Monaco Globe Series - 2th
Transat Jacques Vabre - 8th
Défi Azimut - 3rd
Rolex Fastnet Raceu202f: 5th


Québec-Saint Malo - 2nd


First woman to win a leg in a La Solitaire duFigaro


Winner of the first leg of the Mini Transat

© Jean-Marie Liot


  • Former names: Safran / Quéguiner / Generali / Monin
  • Architect: VPLP / Guillaume VERDIER
  • Construction: chantier naval de Larros
  • Launch Date: 06 August 2007
  • Length: 18,28 m
  • Beam: 5,70 m
  • Draught: 4,50 m
  • Weight: 8 tonnes
  • Mast height: 27,5 m
  • Upwind sail area: 300 m2
  • Downwind sail area: 650 m2


MACSF has been involved in sailing since 1979. Since its first sailing partnership with health student Olivier Moussy, the group has shared the spirit of solidarity and humanism of this discipline with its 1,600 employees and more than one million members. Since 2019, MACSF has been involved in a sailing partnership with the skipper Isabelle Joschke and her team manager Alain Gautier, winner of the 1992 Vendée Globe. In 2021, after three years of partnership and a remarkable round-the-world voyage, the mutual insurance company and the skipper have decided to continue their adventure until 2025, culminating in the 2024 Vendée Globe.


Horizon Mixité

Single-handed ocean racing is a totally mixed discipline, and nevertheless... Faced with a large majority of men, few women have made it their profession, many imagining that they do not have access to such careers. As a direct witness to this phenomenon, Isabelle decided to react by committing herself to gender equality. With her journalist friend Martine Gauffeny, she created the Horizon Mixité association in 2012. Her aim is to change mentalities by raising awareness of the issue of gender equality among professionals and the general public. If sailing is a starting point, the association's field of action extends to all areas of activity in society: education, business, sports, politics, etc.