One of five sailor chicks (out of 35) entered in the all-important Solitaire Du Figaro, rigger, pro sailor, and former minista Alexia Barrier is one of a new breed of sailor who understands marketing, social media, and the web. Above is Episode 1 of what we hope will be a long-running series, bringing her audience into the folds of an event that has remained mostly hidden from non-French eyes. Alexia is a daily SA reader and an extremely cool Sailor Chick of Week, and she gives us a reason to give a shit who wins the Figaro. Then again, with Justine Mettraux and Cecile Laguette on the line, we’re gonna have a hard time deciding who to pull for. If she keeps entertaining us with capsizes in other boats, we’ll never get bored. Follow Alexia here on Twitter and here on Facebook.
Title thanks to solo women everywhere.