Adrienne Cahalan

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Who is Adrienne Cahalan?

Adrienne Cahalan was the only woman competing in the 2005-2006 Volvo Ocean Race . She was a qualified lawyer and had a master’s degree in Applied Meteorology.

Adrienne grew up on the Lane Cove River in Australia. After learning how to sail as a teenager, she began to race lasers and was a member of the twelve-foot skiff club. Since then Adrienne has been part of the Cheyenne crew which broke the Round the World World Speed Record in 2004; she has circumnavigated the globe on several projects, and has had four World Yachtswoman of the Year nominations. This is all with also having experience in three Volvo Ocean Races prior to her race in the 2005-2006 Volvo Ocean Race.

She has been the navigator on four line honours winners in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race including Wild Oats.

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on July 23, 2013


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