She is a young female sailor, she is talented, and she is focused. Lina Rixgens is aiming to become the first German female sailor to complete the Mini Transat. And well on the way she is indeed.
She will be all by herself. On a boat smaller than some cars. Racing across the Atlantic. She knows that it will be her toughest race to date – and that is one of the great positives about Lina: She is realistic in seeing what she is getting herself into.
Born in 1994, she has been out and about on all kinds of sailing boats for more than half of her life. She has taken part in quite a few international races and championships (class Europe). During a six month journey with “High Seas High School” she discovered her fondness of ocean sailing. Since then she has gained ocean racing experience with the “Haspa Hamburg”, a Judel/Vrolijk 52. Now she has come to a point where she wants to set up and run her own racing project.
The BIG objective: Mini Transat 2017
Lina’s main target for 2015 is to get her own Mini 6.50 and start with the sailing and race preparation. In addition to the training on the boat, she needs to ramp up her knowledge on classical navigation and meteorology, take part in qualifying races and maintain a high level of physical and mental fitness. The plan to cross the finish line of the Mini Transat 2017 as the first German female sailor has been made, and now she is keen to get it all done.
Sponsorship – your chance!
As of now (January 2015), there is still a fantastic opportunity for sponsors to support Lina during her project. Various degrees of sponsorship are possible, for more details please get in touch with Lina directly (or me, and I’ll pass on to her).
This young female sailor has all that it takes to run a successful campaign. She is race experienced (world championships), very organised and absolutely reliable. With reliable I am not only referring to her sailing skills but also the social media part of a project, communication with stakeholders and fans, and so on.