Ben Schwarz

BEN SCHWARZ

Nationality: French

Date of birth: September 6, 1987 in Lyon, France

Lives: Lentilly, France

Languages: French, English and some words of Italian

Role: Shore team. Previously bowman onboard the Volvo 70, SFS, Ben now responsible for the electronics on board Dongfeng.

What do you like to do when not working? Outdoor sports - anything that supplies adrenaline and endorphins!

Favourite quote? “La chance, c’est moi qui la fait” by Corto Maltese. In English, this translates as “Luck, it is I who makes it”

Who inspires you? Hard one. Jean-Louis Etienne, Margrethe Vestager, Jean Moulin and Marie Curie.

What was the best advice you were ever given? The best advice is probably to live in the moment. The best sailing advice would probably be ‘Check, double check’

What makes you happy? The happiness of others

What do you want to be remembered or known for? Nothing in particular, just for who I am. What will you remember me for?

What item do you always take with you when sailing? My toothbrush, and a bag of Haribos! Oh and baby powder, ahah!

Tell us something about yourself that we didn’t know? I have a horse. Interesting, isn’t it?!

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