New recruit for TeamWork
Remember this name: Justine Mettraux. Aged 27, Justine is one of Switzerland’s up and coming talents. A multiple winner of local and national events, including the famous Bol d’Or Mirabaud, she will now move one step up and compete in the Classe Mini circuit, aiming for the Mini Transat in 2013.
In 2011, two yachts supported by TeamWork competed in the Transat 6,50. David Raison won the race with his futuristic scow-bowed design TeamWork Evolution, while Etienne David finished seventh. Justine Mettraux will now take over; she will train hard and compete in this year’s principal Classe Mini regattas, before crossing the Atlantic in 2013.
“The first training sessions went very well”, said Mettraux. “And I can’t wait to race against some other boats as of next month. I will take it step by step, but my goal is definitely to improve my results steadily.”
Philippe Rey-Gorrez, TeamWork’s President, has been supporting Swiss sailors involved in the Mini Class since 2005. “It’s a continuity for us, and we really love this Class”, he says. “Now we hope that Justine will achieve the results she expects to obtain. She is certainly working very hard towards it.”
TeamWork also supports a high tech M2 catamaran skippered by Antoine Thorens, and is one of the M2 Speed Tour’s two main partners.
Last but not least, the company has developed an ambitious mountaineering project aimed at its employees that consists in climbing all of the Alps’ summits above 4000 meters. 55 summits have already been climbed successfully thanks to the support of professional guides.
Justine Mettraux’s race calendar 2012:
14 – 15 April : Demi-Clé
21 – 25 April : Pornichet Select
6 – 8 May : course entre La Trinité et Plymouth
13 – 20 May : UK Fastnet (Plymouth)
31 May – 2 June : Trophée Marie-Agnès Péron
10 – 16 June : Mini-Fastnet
20 July – 26 August : Les Sables – Les Açores – Les Sables