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Irish Offshore Racer Pamela Lee to Compete in Transat Jacques Vabre Race with Cap pour Elles Initiative

Key points:

  • Irish offshore racer Pamela Lee will compete in the Transat Jacques Vabre race to Martinique
  • She will be sailing a Class40 boat alongside French co-skipper Tiphaine Ragueneau
  • Lee's participation is part of the Cap pour Elles initiative to promote women's involvement in ocean racing

Core Idea: Irish offshore racer Pamela Lee will compete in the Transat Jacques Vabre double-handed race to Martinique, thanks to the race’s Cap Pour Elles initiative.
Concise Headline: Irish sailor Pamela Lee to compete in Transat Jacques Vabre thanks to Cap Pour Elles initiative
Key Details:
– Pamela Lee, a law graduate from Ireland, will participate in the 4500 nautical miles double-handed race to Martinique.
– Lee will partner with Tiphaine Ragueneau, a French veterinarian, in the Class40 fleet.
– The Cap Pour Elles initiative aims to fast track the skills of female sailors and inspire more women and girls to participate in ocean racing.
– Lee has previous offshore sailing experience and aims to race a Class40 solo in the 2026 Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe.
– ENGIE, DFDS, and Brittany Ferries have provided support to Lee and Ragueneau, but the duo still needs to secure additional funding.
– The race village for the Transat Jacques Vabre has opened in Le Havre, France.
Context: Pamela Lee’s participation in the Transat Jacques Vabre is a significant step in her journey towards achieving her ultimate goal of racing solo in the 2026 Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe. The Cap Pour Elles initiative provides an opportunity for women to develop their skills in ocean racing, and Lee’s selection showcases the progress being made in promoting gender equity in the sport.

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