Once we sail offshore, I’m a bit of a sergeant (laughs). I have the most experience in big teams on the ocean. Out there, you have to be very strict, for example, about guards. Even in our small team, I think it’s very important to maintain that.
Annie sets the tone © Guyot Environnement - Team Europe
So I’m definitely the one who calls for structure the most. I have many years of experience and I know that’s how it works best, especially when something goes wrong. Being the oldest on board and a mother, I’m a bit of a mom on the team (laughs).
Not on board for two legs
You’re sailing the first leg now, then the third leg and then you’ll see.
Yes, I’ll be there for the whole race except for two legs, the second and the fourth. That’s when I’m with my daughter.
Annie, thank you very much for the great interview. We wish you and your team a good, safe and successful race!
Annie Lush, a World Champion
Annie Lush became world champion in four match races. She has sailed in two Ocean Races and is a passionate advocate for diversity and equality. She advises companies on women in leadership and is one of the founders of The Magenta Project.
The goal of this project is to support young female sailors with training courses, mentoring programs and the formation of regatta teams. float is a partner of The Magenta Project. In the 2016/17 season, Annie Lush founded Team Magenta and participated with them in the World Match Racing Tour.
Female sailors in the Ocean Race
In addition to Annie Lush, sailors in the 2022 Ocen Race on Team Biotherm are Sam Davies and Amelie Grassi, on Guyot Environnement – Team Europe are Támara Echegoyen and Anne Claire le Berre, on Malizia are Rosalin Kuiper and Axelle Pillain, on Team Holcim – PRB are Abby Ehler and Susann Beucke, and finally on 11th Hour Racing are Justine Mettraux and Francesca Clapcich.