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Isabelle Joshke: "Offshore, all the pieces modifications"

Monday June 15, off Lorient, Isabelle Joschke exams her boat, theImoca-MACSF, simply over two weeks earlier than the beginning of Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne – race which is able to begin on July four and replaces New York-Vendée-Les Sables d'Olonne, canceled for well being causes – and 5 months from the Vendée Globe (departure on November 8).

She goes by the maneuvers to see what stays to be adjusted. And it’s a must to see it, with its 1.59 meters and 53 kilos, auburn hair within the wind, flip relentlessly and for twenty minutes the crank to mount the mainsail, climb on the winches, lean on the cap his boat and savor the view. Straight in her boots, nicely supported, concentrated and, above all, smiling, she is right here resolutely in her place.

For this 43-year-old sailor, the ocean has all the time been apparent. Born in Munich in 1977, Isabelle Joschke (of German father and French mom) found crusing on a small lake in Austria, with the household. That is the place she made her first rounds within the water, in Optimist. "What I preferred greatest was the truth that it was, she says. I preferred to really feel the motion underneath my toes, underneath my buttocks, the sensation of being rocked. "

Go far and alone

At 12-13 years previous, she trains on an previous dinghy. With a grasp's diploma in classical letters in her pocket and two internships on the Glénans later, Isabelle Joschke launched out in 2002 as a skipper on the earth of yachting. However the Mini-Transat makes her dream: "Crossing the Atlantic, alone, on a small boat and racing", she remembers.

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Already, she is aware of that what she is searching for at sea: to go far and alone. "That is how I really feel like I'm listening. Feeling the wind in your hair, wanting on the setting moon, it's quite simple, it comes to talk to part of you that in our each day lives we’re not going to search for. "

Isabelle Joschke turned a skipper to "get misplaced within the ocean and it lasts a very long time"

As she advised the microphone of documentary filmmaker Aline Pénitot, in a podcast entitled "Alone at sea" and in "Ocean feeling", 4 replayable packages on France Tradition, she turned a skipper for "Get misplaced within the ocean and it lasts a very long time. For me, offshore, all the pieces modifications; the notion of time, but in addition of area, one thing that relaxes and expands. " What his "Boat captain", Florian Giffrain: "Isabelle, he’s an actual sailor, she’ll have a smile even when she takes a bucket of water on her face. "

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