Tag: Globe40

Canadian woman sets record in leg of Globe40

By David Pendered Feb. 19 – Candadian skipper Mélodie Schaffer set a speed record as she sailed into Grenada in first place on the leg of the Globe40 sailboat race from Brazil to Grenada. Schaffer and co-skipper Tom Pierce set a 24-hour event record by covering 347 miles at an average speed of 14.5 knots. […]

Reaching to Cape Horn, woman holds 4th place

By David Pendered Dec. 14 – The only female skipper racing in the Globe40, the round-the-world sailboat race, is in fourth place as the five-boat fleet reaches toward Cape Horn this weekend, after the tough slog from Tahiti that’s offered winds of up to 50 knots and following seas with waves rising more than 20 […]

‘I forgot who I am’ – Skipper Mélodie Schaffer

By David Pendered Oct. 22 – The only female skipper racing the Globe40 said farewell to family, career and life on land three years ago and returned to her first love – sailing. Mélodie Schaffer broke the news to her family after competing about three years ago in the Caribbean 600, a race around 11 […]