VMtech Sponsors an All-Female Crew Boat in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2017
Sydney, December 21, 2017 – VMtech is excited to announce our sponsorship of Climate Action Now, an all-female boat crew, in this year’s Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Skipper Lisa Blair, the first woman to sail solo around Antarctica, will be partnering with Co-Skipper Libby Greenhalgh from The Magenta Project to work with emerging sailors to join the race.
Len Findlay, Managing Director, VMtech says “It has been sixteen years since there was an all-female crew competing in this iconic Australian yacht race highlighting the need for such a campaign. Lisa’s passion in encouraging more women into sailing aligns with VMtech’s continuous effort to focus on attracting more women into IT”.
Lisa and The Magenta Project aim to use this race to encourage more women to sail and to continue to promote Lisa's positive environmental message Climate Action Now. Lisa will be partnering with four emerging sailors to offer a unique opportunity to mentor young woman in the sailing industry.
Lisa Blair added “I was given such great opportunities when I was starting out in the sailing world so I am thrilled to be able to pass on that opportunity to the emerging female sailors around the world and use the platform of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race to encourage and grow female participation in offshore ocean racing.”
“On behalf of the VMtech team, I would like to wish the Climate Action Now crew a safe, successful and memorable experience during this year’s Sydney to Hobart yacht Race. The VMtech family will be cheering for you all the way”, said Len Findlay.
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