A History of Women in Sailing

Argo Group admires these risk-takers who shattered the glass sails of the business and sport.

A new rule in the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race offered an advantage to teams that added female sailors to their crew. Vestas 11th Hour Racing, sponsored by Argo Group, brought Hannah Diamond, Jena Mai Hansen and Stacey Jackson on board for the milestone season.

Argo celebrates women who change the world by challenging themselves and taking risks. Inspired by Hannah, Jena and Stacey, here’s a look at 14 more women who made history in the world of sailing.

Watch our mini-documentary, “Sea Change: Women and the Volvo Ocean Race,” to learn more about the women of Vestas 11th Hour Racing.

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