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The Famous Project. 2025. The very first all women crew to participate in the most challenging of all ocean races, the Jules Vernes Trophy, the Formula One of the seas. The most demanding and fastest round the planet race on the world's fastest boats.

 

Only the very best women sailors make up this priceless international crew with at the helm, none other than the contagiously magnetic Alexia Barrier. 

ALEXIA BARRIER

A SPORTING CHALLENGE

The Famous Project is on a quest to take on the Jules Verne Trophy, one of the toughest, most prestigious sailing trophies in the world.

Objectif: to set the very first all women crew record

A HUMAN CHALLENGE

Alexia has brought together the very best female skippers to form a unique and unparalleled international crew.

"When women support each other, amazing things happen" 

Objectif: To inspire future generations by promoting equality, team work and thriving as the core of their team values.

A PLANETARY CHALLENGE

Driven by her unwavering belief in the excellence of the human spirit, Alexia thrives on making the impossible - possible.

THE CREW

ALEXIA BARRIER

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Alexia. The visionary leader of this revolutionary project. Recognized for her relentless quest establishing new records, Alexia thrives on associating racing with inspiring education and protecting the environment. 

DEE CAFFARI

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Dee. The first woman ever to have sailed around the world solo without assistance from east to west, that is to say against the prevailing winds and currents and in 2009, by finishing the VendeeGlobe, she became the first woman to have sailed around the world solo in both directions.

ELODIE JANE METTRAUX

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Elodie. A leading figure of women's sailing from the infamous training center 'Centre d'Entrainement a la Regatte' in  Geneva, Elodie won the prestigious Bol d'Or Mirabaud on Ladycat in 2010 then went on to also win the TFV amateur ranking as co-skipper with Ville de Genève-Carrefour Addictions in 2012. As a member of Dee Caffari's team Volvo Ocean Race, she sailed with the most promising upcoming female sailors from America's Cup Youth and future olympians. 

HELENA DARVELID

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Helena. With a long and distinguished career, Helena is seasoned sailor having sailed on the world's fastest boats along sides celebrated world renowned skippers such as Brian Thompson and Tracy Edwards who have broken 12 world sailing speed records.

JOAN MULLOY

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Joan. According to Dee Caffari, Joan will never shy away from a challenge. Known for her being a relentlessly reliable, versatile and efficient navigator, the Irish sailor developed her skill set assisting praised skippers prepare for races. Since 2018, Joan began to multiply her own victories, notably in the French Elite championships.

MARIE RIOU

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Marie. Hands down one for the  sailors to have received the most awards. Specialized in dinghy and sport catamaran racing, she is multiple time French, European and World champion of France across different categories. In 2015, she was elected sailor of the year by the French Sailing Federation and in 2018, she won the grail in the world of sailing and was voted the best sailor in the world.

MARIE TABARLY

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Mary. The daughter of the iconic sailor, Eric Tabarly, not only has taken on her father's sailing spirit, but has added an unwavering commitment to the preservations of the oceans which instigated her 'Elemen'Terre' project, a four year trip around the world sailing trip accompanied by artists, athletes, intellectuals and celebrities with a common goal of raising awareness and protecting the planet. 

SARA HASTREITER

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Sara. As a professional sailor and international climber, Sara has dedicated her life to global exploration and is reputed for her active participation in protecting human and ecological issues. To date she has sailed the equivalent of 5 times around the planet and aims to be the first women to ever to complete the coveted 7 Seas Summits, sailing all 7 seas and climbing the highest summits of the world's 7 continents. 

The Crew

THE TEAM

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Alexia Barrier

Founder and Skipper

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Sébastien Lancrenon

Team Director

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Lisa
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    Education / 4myplanet

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    Loic
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      Science / 4myplanet

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      Anne
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      Team Communication

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      Anne Despana

      Marketing Manager

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      Nadine Kessler

      Creative Director

      Laurent Carrie

      Team Legal / Law Firm DDG

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      Augustin Claverie

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      Enora Lucas

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      The Team
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