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Tuesday 30 September 2014

An Evening in Geneva with "Switzerland" Skipper, Vicky Ellis

A unique event!

An exceptional sailing achievement!

An extraordinary woman!

British yachtswoman, Vicky Ellis (32),  has achieved a remarkable feat as skipper of the “Switzerland” entry in the 2013/2014  “Clipper Round the World Yacht  Race”.  Finishing 5th out of  12 yachts, she  very successfully led her team of 60 crew of different ages, nationalities  and backgrounds, many of them novice sailors,  demonstrating  an exceptional track record of no serious injuries and zero ripped sails.  This was probably unique in a round the world sailing race.

Featuring highlights of the race, including surviving hurricane force winds in the Southern Ocean, winning the race from Hobart to Brisbane, and developing opportunities for brand exposure together with Swiss consulates and the yacht’s chosen charity, Mercy Ships, in the many ports visited around the world, her presentation will be of great interest to business people.

Vicky Ellis will explain her management strategy and objectives for creating an integrated and safety-orientated crew; how she selected individuals for critical roles on board; and how she used electronic data and navigation software for tactical positioning against other yachts and for managing performance against defined objectives, aspects which will be particularly interesting for non-sailing participants in the audience.

The event will comprise:
­-  Welcome apero at registration
­ - A short video introduction by the  incomparable Sir Robin Knox-Johnston explaining the Clipper Race
­-  Speech/presentation with video film by Vicky Ellis
­ - Q&A with Vicky Ellis and some members of her team
­ - Cocktails and dînatoire riche

This is a unique occasion which offers BSCC members and guests a chance to meet an extraordinary woman.  Register early to meet skipper, Vicky Ellis.

When: Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Where: Hotel Beau Rivage, Quai du Mont-Blanc 13, Geneva 1201

Fees: BSCC members and guests CHF 90.00; Non-Members CHF 135.00

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