MASCF
Isabelle Joschke

Isabelle Joschke

MACSF
2nd participation

Profile

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. 

Achievements

2023

  • Retour à la Base

    9th
  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    29th
  • Rolex Fastnet Race

    11th

2022

  • Route du Rhum

    9th
  • Défi Azimut

    14th
  • Vendée Arctique

    Abandon
  • Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race

    5th

2021

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    12th
  • Défi Azimut - Lorient Agglomération

    8th
  • Rolex Fastnet Race

    9th

2020

  • Vendée Globe

    She finished her round-the-world trip out of the race
  • Défi Azimut

    3rd
  • Vendée Arctique - Les Sables d'Olonne

    13th

2019

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    Abandon
  • Défi Azimut

    8th

2018

  • Route du Rhum

    Abandon
  • Dhream-Cup 700

    2th
  • Monaco Globe Series

    2th

2017

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    8th
  • Défi Azimut

    3rd
  • Rolex Fastnet Race

    5e

2016

  • Québec - Saint Malo

    2nd

2008

  • First woman to win a leg in a La Solitaire duFigaro

2007

  • Winner of the first leg of the Mini Transat

MACSF

  • Former names : Safran / Quéguiner / Generali / Monin
  • Architect : VPLP / Guillaume VERDIER
  • Construction : chantier naval de Larros
  • Launch date : 06 Août 2007
  • Lenght : 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.

Commitment

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.