Born in: Poole, Dorset, UK
Current residence: Poole, Dorset, UK
Family: Sister Kate will be bossing the bow again this year and Annie, Bethan and Mary are practically sisters to me.
3 x World Champion
1 x European Champion
1 x WIM Series Champion
Profession (outside of sailing): Business Improvement Manager for R&W Civil Engineering
Born in: New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Current residence: San Francisco, California, USA
Family: Husband Bruce Stone
Sailing background: I grew up sailing Blue Jays and I-420s on Long Island Sound in Connecticut. As a youth sailor I qualified several times to compete in the I-420 Class Worlds, and though I never did super well, I got to race in Hungary, Croatia, Japan, France, and Sweden(!). I raced on the Yale sailing team through my college years, then dabbled in the Olympic 470 class and the International Lightning Class. In my mid 30s I met my husband Bruce and he enticed me out to the west coast where we compete together in the J/105 class. It was around then I started learning the match racing game, and have mainly competed in California and US-based events since. I have done a few WIM Series events and now twice the Nations Cup.
3 x US Women’s Match Race Champion
2015 WS Nations Cup Champion
2019 WS Nations Cup Runner-up
Profession (outside of sailing): I taught secondary school history for 14 years.
Allie Blecher, Main/tactics
Karen Loutzenheiser, Trimmer/floater
Beka Schiff, Trimmer/Floater
Carina Becker, Bow
Marie Björling Duell
Born in: Gothenburg
Current residence: Gottskär/Onsala, Gothenburg
Family: Husband, four kids and two bonus children
Sailing background: Sailed dinghies, I wasn’t a star in the Optimist but still loved sailing. Better in the Europe dingy where I became Swedish national Champion and competed in several Nordic Championships and World Championships. Tried out other classes like Laser, 14 footer and 505. Crossed over to keel boats in the Express and J24 before starting with match racing. Topped the world ranking for four years after 2000, and I have won several World Championship and World Cup medals. Won the silver medal the last time Lysekil was the official World Championship in 2009.
Profession (outside of sailing): Director of the Swedish Sailing Association.
Anna Holmdahl White, Main/tactics
Elisabeth Nilsson, Battery/trimmer
Jenny Axhede, Battery/trimmer
Anna Nordlander, Bow
Age: 32 years old
Born in: Haarlem
Current residence: Amsterdam
Family: My boyfriend
2013-2015 Olympic Campaign in the Nacra17
2008-2012 Olympic Campaign in match racing
2006-2008 Yngling class
Quarter finals in London Olympics and 4 time World Cup Winner in Yngling and match racing.
Profession (outside of sailing): Transition Project Manager
Marieke Jongens, trimmer
Marcelien de Koning, main
Mijke Lievens, bow
Marije Kampen, pit
Born in: Paris
Current residence: Rouen
Sailing background: I started sailing in competition at 15. I sailed 420 and I have been selected three times at the world championship (best result 10th in 2015). I started sailing match racing in September 2016 and with the team, we did our first international regatta in Bedanne in december 2017. In 2018, we enjoyed to sail all the WIM Series events.
2nd at the French women match race championship in 2017
3rd at the Bedanne cup in 2017 and 6th at Carlos Aguilar Regatta in 2018
10th at the world 420 women championship in 2015
Profession (outside of sailing): Engineering student
Juliette Dubreuil, Main Tactics
Chloé Salou, Trimmer
Clotilde Ponçon, Trimmer
Sophonie Affagard, Bow
Born in: Nantes
Current residence: Séné, Golfe du Morbihan
Family: Married with Pierre-alexis Ponsot , one daughter Romy.
Double World Champion 2007 – 2008
European Champion 2007
3 Bronze medals at World Championship
3 Gold Medals at the Nations Cup 2006 / 2009 / 2011
Winner of the World Cup 2010
Isaf Rolex Sailor of the year 2007
Profession (outside of sailing): R&D support pole Manager
Mathilde Géron, Tactician / Mainsail
Julie Gerecht, Trimmer
Sigrid Longeau, Bowman
lola Billy, Pitt
Born in: Zürich, Schweiz
2:a i Lysekil Women Match Race 2012
2:a Argo Group Gold Cup 2014 (som del av Eric Monnins team)
2:a World University Match Racing Championship 2016, Perth, AUS
5:a Swiss International Women’s Match 2018
Skipper: Alexa Bezel,
Main/Tactics : Fiona Testuz,
Trimmer : Manon Kivell,
Trimmer : Andrea Nordquist
Bow : Blandine Jaffrain
Age: 39 years
Born in: Hellerup, Copenhagen
Family: Live with my boyfriend and his daughter Isabella on 9 years.
Sailing background: Earlier on I mainly sailed Yngling as a skipper and match race as a crew on the main for Cammila Ulrikkeholm and Lotte Meldgård Pedersen. The last 2 years I have helmed the match race team now called team Kattnakken. In yngling I became World and European Champion in 2004, In match racing I have 5 medals at European Championships and World Championships as a crew (best silver). Since skippering I have won the bronze medal at the last two World Championships.
Profession (outside of sailing): I am working as a Chiropractor in Frederiksberg
Lea Richter Vogelius, Tactics and main
Sille Christensen, Trim
Vivi Møller, Trim
Joan Wester Hansen, bow
Born in: Gothenburg
Family: Father, mother and two siblings
Sailing background: Started my career at Hjuviks Båtklubb when I was 8 and I have been competing since then. First in the optimist, Europeans and now with match racing.
11 medals in National Championships in Optimist, European and match racing.
Profession (outside of sailing): Will graduate with en engineering degree in June
Isabelle Bergqvist – Main/Tactics
Johanna Thiringer – Trimmer
Ellinor Hansson – Tail
Julia Carlsson – Bow
Born in: Helsinki
Current residence: Helsinki
Sailing background: I started match racing in 2012 first as a crew and then switched to skippering in 2014. Before match racing I have sailed dinghies, mostly Europe dinghy.
5th in women’s match racing world championship 2017, 6th in 2018
4th in WIM-series 2018
National champion in women’s match racing 2015, 2016, 2018
Profession (outside of sailing): I’m studying computer science
Sofia Tynkkynen, Main/tactics
Camilla Cedercreutz, Trim
Henna Holopainen, Trim
Catharina Sandman, Bow
Born in: Brest
Residence: Le Havre
Sailing background: Optimist, 420, 29er, 470, Match Racing, Diam24.
2x Women’s French Champion’s 2017&2018
2nd Women MR World Championship
1st World Sailing Nation’s Cup 2019
2nd LWM 2017
1st LWM 2018
2x Winner WIMSeries 2017&2018
Profession (outside if sailing): Sport teacher
Maëlenn Lemaitre, Main/tactic
Louise Acker, Trimmer
Nathalie Corson, Pit
Sophie Faguet, Bow
Born in: Lerum, Sweden
Residence: Lerum, Sweden
Family: Two children, Vera 5 years old and Harry 1year old, with Sebastian
Sailing background: Started when I was 10 years old and joined the Sailing Academy in Lerum and sailed the European. Found my way into match racing after a couple of years.
4th in European Championchip 2007
2nd in Match Cup Sweden 2008.
3rd World Championship 2009.
Olympian in London 2012
2 x World Champion in 2014 and 2016
Annie Wennergren, Main/Tactics
Linnéa Wennergren, Trimmer.
Marie Berg, Trimmer
Annika Carlunger, Bow