Michelle has always been an active sportswoman following a career in high level athletics, she devoted her time to wind surfing, climbing and mountain biking until she discovered sailing.

She was Watch Leader on board Maiden in the 1989-90 Whitbread.

After meeting her partner Dominique Wavre and achieving a successful 3rd place in the Quebec to St Malo Transat, she joined the Figaro circuit gaining vast experience in solo navigation.

Michelle and Dominique have continually sailed together and came 3rd in the Barcelona World Race in 2007.


Michelle continues to sail and has over 170,000 sea miles on the open seas with vast experience of crewed and solo ocean regattas.

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Tanja Visser
Foredeck & Sailmaker

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