Mickael Brossard

Partner at McKinsey & Company, and at QuantumBlack, AI by McKinsey

Mickael is a Partner in McKinsey & Company’s Paris office and QuantumBlack, Global co-leader of the Digital Twin Service Line.

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Emmanuel Versace

Owner, Versace Sailing Management, organiser of the Ocean Fifty Series and Mini Transat Read More

Terry Hutchinson

President of Sailing Operations / Skipper, American Magic

Terry Hutchinson is a distinguished American sailor and a veteran America’s Cup competitor with participation in six America’s Cup cycles.

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Julia Castro

Social media expert and professional waterwoman (kitesurfer) 

With a background in professional kitesurfing, Julia Castro, born in the Canary Islands, is a social media expert with a knack for elevating major sailing events’ digital presence.

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Marcus Warrelmann


Marcus Warrelmann is the CEO of SEA.AI, known for his strategic leadership in business scaling. With a mechanical engineering background from Deutsche Bahn,

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Pınar Coskuner Genç

Principal Race Officer (PRO), Olympic Games Paris 2024

Pınar Coskuner Genç is involved in the world of sailing as PRO. She will be the Principal Race Officer (PRO) for the Paris Olympic Games regattas.

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Francesca Clapcich

Professional sailor

Professional athlete Francesca Clapcich is one of the world’s most versatile sailors. She has twice represented Italy at both the London and Rio Olympic Games,

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Gianguido Girotti

Groupe Beneteau's Deputy CEO and Chief Executive Officer of its Boat division

Gianguido Girotti is Group Beneteau Deputy CEO & Boat division CEO

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Arnaud Cacquevel

Project manager for sailing technologies, Bretagne Développement Innovation

Specialized in BtoB marketing and communication, I work on the development and transitions of the sailing sector, which includes competitive sailing,

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Phil Sharp

Cleantech engineer and offshore sailor

Phil Sharp, engineer and professional ocean racer, heads up the IMOCA ocean racing project OceansLab which demonstrates scalable clean energy and materials innovations for the boating

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Imogen Dinham-Price

Sustainability Manager, IMOCA Class

Imogen specialised in sustainability at the University of Southampton. First taking her learnings to the agricultural sector before jumping across to the marine sector.

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David Graham

Chief Executive Officer, World Sailing

David Graham has served as Chief Executive Officer of World Sailing, the global governing body for the sport, since July 2020.

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Damian Foxall

Director Foxall Munro Ltd. Coordinator of the Marine Mammal Advisory Group.

Damian Foxall (born 7 March 1969) is an Irish sailor from County Kerry. He has competed and worked with eleven round-the-world race teams which including four 1st place wins.

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Amy Munro

Partner, FoxallMunro

Amy Munro studied oceanography at the University of Southampton before embarking on a career in the sports industry, focusing on sustainability strategy creation and implementation.

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Erwan Faoucher

Sustainability, Research & Innovation Director at Groupe Beneteau

After obtaining in 2006 an engineering degree in material science (normandy) and a PhD in chemistry in 2010 from Liverpool University,

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Luca Rizzotti

Founder and president, Foiling Week

Luca is a foiling ambassador. Founder and president of the Foiling Week, a unique community event with wide ranging programs in research and education.

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Scott Dougal

Director of Communications and Digital, World Sailing

Scott Dougal is the Director of Communications and Digital at World Sailing, a position he has held since March 2022.

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Meg Reilly

Brand & Marketing Consultant 

Meg Reilly is a circumnavigator, entrepreneur and marketing consultant. Before quitting her day job to race around the world, Meg worked on Madison Avenue in Global Corporate Communications at Y&R.

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Shirley Robertson

Yacht Racing Forum Chair

Shirley Robertson OBE made history by becoming the first British woman to win Olympic Gold Medals at two consecutive Olympic Games.

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Victoria Low

World Sailing Trust's Women in Sailing Review

With three decades of experience in the yachting industry, Victoria currently heads up the World Sailing Trust, the official charity affiliated to the governing body of sailing.

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Benoit Lebizay

Managing Partner, Gunboat

An avid sailor his whole life, Benoit Lebizay jumped ship from the finance industry to build yachts. He now manages Gunboat.

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Christian Dumard

CEO, Marine Weather Intelligence 

Christian Dumard has been professional navigator during the 80s and the 90s (Corum Sailing Team, French America’s Cup Team). Christian has being doing weather routing and pre race weather analysis for the racing boats for the past 20 years (Trophée Jules Verne, Volvo Ocean Race, Figaro sailors, Route du Rhum, …). Great Circle was founded…

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Anne-Cécile Turner

Co-founder bloomUp

Anne-Cécile is an award-winning sustainability expert. Experienced in driving positive change through international platforms, her work is supported by her impressive qualifications and training from The Tavistock Institute, Harvard’s Executive Leadership Program and WWF.

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