ROXY announce the arrival of Samantha Davies within the ROXY Sailing Team

The talented Figaro racer Samantha Davies has joined the ROXY Sailing Team to represent the ROXY female Sportwear brand (Quiksilver Group) on board a Figaro Beneteau 2.

Sam Davies joins Anne Liardet, skipper of the Open 60 ROXY, who competed in the Vendee Globe in 2004 and recently raced the Transat Jaques Vabre with Miranda Merron as co-skipper.

The Roxy Team also includes young Alexia Barrier from Antibes who successfully completed last year’s Mini Transat.

In 2006, Sam will compete in the double-handed Transat AG2R (April,) with Alexia Barrier as co-skipper, and her primary objective this year is the single-handed La Solitaire Afflelou Le Figaro (August).

After la Route du Rhum 2006, Sam Davies will succeed Anne Liardet on board the 60ft ROXY (previously PRB winner of the Vendée Globe 2000 and 2004) and is gearing up to compete in her first solo race around the world during the Vendée Globe 2008.