Vestas 11th Hour Racing crew member Stacey Jackson says she came into the sailing industry with a goal: to compete in the Volvo Ocean Race.
A new rule in the 2017-2018 edition of the event offered an advantage to teams that added female members, allowing them to sail with two to four more crew members than the maximum of seven allowed in an all-male crew.
“It’s worked because every team here has females on board,” Jackson says.
Jackson, Hannah Diamond and Jena Mai Hansen are Vestas’ female crew.
“We continue to partner with teams like Vestas 11th Hour Racing, who share our commitment to innovation, teamwork and sustainability,” says Gary Grose, Argo Group Producer Management and Marketing Leader. “At Argo, we celebrate women who challenge themselves, take risks and change the world.”
Together, the Vestas women bring nearly 60 years of on- and off-shore experience to the crew. Here’s more about them.