Crowned the 2009 YJA Yachtsman of the year for the sport of sailing. She was a member of team Saveol.
One of her earliest races had her placing 11th in a 2001 mini-transat.
She first hit the spotlight in 2008-2009 after placing 4th by single-handedly circumnavigating in the Vendee Globe race.
She married fellow sailor Romain Attanasio in August of 2014.
She was known as a Yachtsman like Dean Barker.