CEO of the Spice Race is looking for an all girl crew to race from the UK to Grenada

The hunt is on for an all girls crew to take part in the Spice Race. The selected girls team will race Concise against other Class 40’s and IRC yachts in the inaugural event, which starts on 15 November from the Royal Yacht Squadron Line and covers a distance of 4321 nautical miles to Grenada, West Indies.

Tony Lawson, CEO of the Spice race and owner of the Class 40 Concise, announced: “I want a British, all girl crew to race Concise, which I will fund. I am inviting candidates to apply for the selection process. There is also interest from a Dutch girls team and hopefully a French girls team can be put together to form a ‘race within a race.'”

Lawson is very keen to help young sailors gain experience, and break into the offshore circuit. In the Trans Jacques Vabre (TJV), his boat was raced by Dan Gohl and Tom Gall, who were the youngest in the race. Concise is an Akilaria 40 designed my Mark Lombard. Launched in 2007, it competed in the 2007 TJV, coming 2nd in the prologue, and was the first Class 40 to finish the Round the Island this year. Akilaria 40’s are popular boats, and there are now over 20 racing all over the world.

Any girls who are interested in the opportunity should explain why they would like to take part in the race, detail what they would bring to the team, and send their sailing CV to .

The Spice Race is a “not for profit event”, the entry fees are being kept as low as possible to make it accessible to as many people as possible. To register your interest, visit .