Clean Sailors represented on Clipper Round The World Race
Skipper, Sophie, Quintin has embarked on one of the world's most gruelling ocean events, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, in the name of Clean Sailors.
Sophie is participating in the final leg, a 5,000 mile adventure across the North Atlantic Ocean from Bermuda to New York, then onto Londonderry and London with Team Seattle.
She is using her race to raise awareness about ocean health and governance. By partnering with us Clean Sailors, she hopes to reach out to the sailing community world-wide and get other sailors to join in ocean conservation. Sophie said: “There have been very positive developments in offshore racing in the last decade with most major races now engaged in the sustainability debate and taking actions to improve ocean health."
Sophie is a PhD researcher at the University of Portsmouth, Centre for Blue Governance who embarked on the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2019-20 edition, participating in the final 5,000-nautical mile leg across the North Atlantic Ocean from Bermuda to New York, onto Derry-Londonderry and finally London (June/July 2022).
She grew up on the northern shores of Brittany, France where the sea and all things maritime are rooted in the culture. She is a qualified skipper with many years of sailing experience who has recently turned to ocean racing as a personal challenge.
Whilst her research explores maritime security as a multi-facetted concept and area of activities, her work at the Centre for Blue Governance has broadened the scope of her interest and activities to ocean conservation. For her Clipper adventure she has made ocean sustainability and health her “reason to race” and will continue to be an advocate for change in the maritime sector and sailing community.