Congratulations to Martine Soffiatti Grael and Isabel Swan for earning the bronze medal in the 470 women’s division at the 2011 Delta Lloyd Regatta held at Medemblik, Netherlands May 24-29, 2011. Competing in their second 470 Delta Lloyd Regatta, the Brazilian duo of Grael and Swan were powered by all Doyle sails. This year’s 470 World Championship featured 27 entries in the Women’s division. Martine Grael had a 4th and a 1st in the first windy day of the Delta Lloyd World Cup Regatta.
Martine is daughter of Torben Grael, one of the most well know Brazilian sailors, winner of the 2009 Volvo Ocean Race and five Olympic medals, four of which were in the Star class.
In 2009, Martine won the 420 class at the 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Buzios, Brazil. Then in September of 2009, Martine and Isabel, the 2008 Olympic bronze medallist, started competing in the 470 class.