Anaëlle Pattusch will take up the challenge of being the youngest Swiss to sail single-handed across the Atlantic Ocean at the age of 20. Supported by Swiss sailors Justine Mettraux, Alan Roura, Valentin Gautier and Simon Koster, the young sportswoman is part of the new generation of Swiss ocean sailors.
A native of Geneva and a sailing enthusiast since early childhood, Anaëlle Pattusch is preparing for the Mini Transat 2023, a 4,050 nautical miles (7,500 kilometers) single-handed ocean race between Les Sables d'Olonne and Saint-François in Guadeloupe. This introductory race is one of the essential stages in the career of high-level sportsmen and women who want to become professionals in ocean racing. The crossing is carried out solo on the smallest “Mini” racing boats (6.50 meters), with no assistance or means of communication with land (no satellite weather routing, computer or telephone).
As the project's "Main Partner", Mirabaud is pleased to support a young and talented sailor at the beginning of her sporting career. Women are still a rare breed in this discipline (less than 10%) and we want to use this partnership to encourage female careers. Anaëlle's values, such as her passion, independence, environmental awareness and entrepreneurial spirit are close to those of the Group. We look forward to following her journey over the next two years until the Mini Transat in 2023.