Sam Davies is all heart as she goes training


That’s nice. A little lift on a wave andvoilà,a heart tattoo from the stern light, captured by photographer Jean-Marie Liot .

It wouldn’t look right on promo pix for Hugo Boss and or most of the other ultra-macho Open 60s, but this is the all-girl team Sam Davies and Jeanne Grégoire training for next month’s two-handed Transat Jacques Vabre on their bright pink boat Roxy.

Sam is the forgotten Brit in this world, often overlooked on home turf because she lives and trains in France. But she’s a real talent, is going to be one of (our) best hopes in the next Vendée Globe, and she’s a thoroughly lovely, unassuming person to boot.

Read all about Sam here