British professional weather forecaster and ocean racing navigator, Libby Greenhalgh made her name in The Ocean Race during the 2014-15 edition when she took the navigator’s seat aboard the all-female entry Team SCA. In the last race, she was called on to take over as navigator of the Hong Kong entry Team Scallywag from Cape Town onwards.
In this episode from The Oceans Race’s Off Watch, Libby takes us inside the campaign with Team SCA in 2014-15 and remembers John Fisher, her crewmate aboard Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag who was tragically lost overboard during the last edition. Libby also opens up about the responsibilities of being a navigator, and she gives strong advice to the organisers of The Ocean Race about equality rules for the next race.
Libby Greenhalgh’s amazing career continues to be an inspiration for young women around the world and her active involvement with the Magenta Project – a collective of passionate people committed to developing pathways and generating opportunities for women in performance sailing, working with a wide range of individuals and organisations to make this happen. The Magenta Project was established by the sailors of the successful campaign of Team SCA in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015.
[Podcast with the Pro: A Conversation with Libby Greenhalgh ]