- F • 31/07/1989 • 32 years old
A data systems consultant at EY, a famous financial audit and consultancy firm, Marine Legendre is also and above all a true sailing enthusiast. “It’s certainly what I prefer most in life”, assures the Parisian, who has been sailing virtually her whole life, especially on the family’s Contessa 32.
Now, here she is about to take the plunge and preparing for her first solo transatlantic passage. “It’s the adventure of a lifetime, a dream!” continues the skipper of a Pogo 3 sporting number 902, which isn’t just familiar with the route already, but also finished on the podium in the last two editions (2nd in 2017 with Clarisse Crémer then 3rd in 2019 with Benjamin Ferré).
“I’m targeting a Top 20 position myself. I hope to have an intense experience of the race and have an absolute ball, even though I know that at times it will be tough, I’ll also be gunning for performance”, notes the sailor, who is safe in the knowledge that she has the support of her employer, who just happens to be the main partner in her project. “I feel very fortunate, because it’s enabled me to fully focus on my preparation. I’m eager to head back out to sea. The solitary aspect really appeals to me. Being centered solely on yourself for such a long time is bound to be rewarding on multiple levels”.
- Boat Number: 902
- Boat Race Name: EY - Pile Poil
- Category: Serie
- Building year: 2015
- Modèle: Pogo 3
- Ecole Publique des Deux Rivières, 56400 Crach