Hannah Stodel receives support with her Vendée Globe 2020 campaign

Hannah Stodel is aiming to be the first disabled sailor to complete the Vendée Globe Hannah Stodel is aiming to be the first disabled sailor to complete the Vendée Globe
Industry Database

The quest of the first disabled sailor to complete the Vendée Globe has been strengthened.

Hannah Stodel, three times world champion and four times Paralympian has officially launched her Vendée Globe 2020 campaign with support from A C Marine & Composites.

“The HSR team are driven, ambitious and innovative; qualities which we believe mirror ACM&C’s fundamental principles,” said Alex Newton, director and head of manufacturing at ACM&C.

Boat modifications
The company will act as official composites consultant and boat modifier; custom fitting modifications and providing ‘never-before-seen technology’ to accommodate Ms Stodel’s requirements as a disabled athlete.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with A C Marine & Composites in the run up to the Vendée Globe,” added Ms Stodel. “Having worked with Alex through three Paralympic cycles, there aren’t many people that I would trust for this job.”

She added: “Moving from the Sonar keelboat into the Class 40 and finally the IMOCA 60 - it's important to have experience, drive and above all a shared mind-set to break records and to make this dream a reality. Alex brings that to the HSR through ACM&C and I’m so glad to have him and his team behind me.”

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