Olivier Cardin takes the reins of LMAX Exchange, the former Switzerland, which Vicky Ellis (the only female skipper in the 2013 Clipper fleet) took to 62nd overall, 11th in Division 1 and fifth in the Clipper Division of the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart. LMAX’s crew members include Stephen O’Connor, a group commander from the London Fire Brigade, retired after 30 years’ service. He wants to test himself to make sure he is alive and says the round the world race is the hardest thing he will have done with his life. Featuring crew members who come from all walks of life and from all over the world, also aboard for the race is Vanessa Jubenot, a French Canadian recently made redundant after 13 years at Sony Corp. Instead of buying a house or doing an MBA, she decided to sail around the world.
|Crew||V Jubenot, S O'Connor, N Cook, H Morel, F Dankers, D Hausser, B Simatos, A Roberts, T Castleton, T Beatie, P Caussil, J Hoorelbeke, G Plant, F Brugnon, C Miles, A Clifford, D Mercer, S McDowall, J Peters, G Barthelemy, E Mehta, C Lorho, A M Estruch|