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Crew Members

Capucine Treffort

Capucine grew up in the Parisian suburb of Cergy, an urban landscape where sailing is as common as taming elephants! She became a designer in Paris and worked for design agencies, public institutions and NGO’ s. With an appetite for new discoveries she joined a mission in Concarneau in Brittany with Nomade des Mers – a catamaran expedition around the world in search of the best low-tech innovations for the problems facing the planet. Breaking away from the consumerist environment of her everyday life in Paris she put down her designer ’ s pencil and learnt to navigate. She went on to volunteer for a year with Les Glénans, a not for profit sailing school in France, where she became an instructor. She came to see the ocean as a magical place; to be free to learn and every time you leave the pontoon a chance to experience and write about something new – alone or with the crew. Capucine got her Yacht Master Offshore qualification and decided her life would be spent on the water where she initially skippered for private individuals and companies and continued with her sailing instructor role. In the lead up to the OGR she did her regatta watches with a crew from Marseilles that were entered but they unfortunately didn ’t make it to the start. She then got a place on L’Esprit déquipe for the first two legs of the race before joining Maiden and her all female crew in Auckland “ with stars in her eyes ” as she put it!