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Crew Members

Estelle Baum

Estelle was introduced to sailing in French Polynesia at the age of 19 and fell in love with the sea; sailing in the archipelago and also worked as a volunteer for a local sailing project for underprivileged children. After her academic studies Estelle attended ‘Les Glenans’ sailing school in Corsica and became a sailing instructor and continued adding to her skills in Thailand getting her full dive-master certificate. In 2018 she made her first transatlantic crossing and then bought her own sailing boat in Martinique. She has spent the last five years sailing the Atlantic Ocean on her boat, from Canada to Europe to the Caribbean, single handed on coastal and offshore passages. Estelle is a practical, resourceful and independent person and has really enjoyed maintaining her own boat. In 2022 Estelle was selected as race crew and cook on Pen Duick VI and completed her training during the Seven Star Round Britain and Ireland and RORC Transatlantic races. She then made her fourth transatlantic passage to Europe on her own boat to re-join Pen Duick VI for the first and third legs of the Ocean Globe Race. After the first leg of the OGR, Estelle jumped at the chance to join the all female Maiden crew for the second leg from Cape Town to Auckland.