Abby Ehler // The Magenta Project


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#327: Abby Ehler has been working in high performance sailing, on and off the water, for over twenty years. She has competed in three editions of the Volvo Ocean Race as boat captain, most recently competing in the 2017-18 race with Team Brunel, the first edition of the Race to actively promote mixed gender teams. When shore side, Abby has worked for the America’s Cup and Sail GP. Abby founded and runs the Magenta Project, a collective that develops pathways and opportunities for women in performance sailing. The Magenta Project focuses on establishing networks, fostering mentorships, influencing policy, and raising awareness. Abby also hosts her own podcast, the Sailing Show Podcasts, where she interviews professional sailors.


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