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“MAX is a no-brainer to have onboard – no matter what you sail. Whether Iโ€™m on an ILCA sailing 6 kts trying to sail my boat as flat as possible or cruising with my wing foil at 25 kts trying to get a new top speed, MAX can tell me exactly what I want to know. The different data display options allow me to personalise my MAX to my exact needs, Iโ€™m looking forward to exploring the developments made possible by MAX and the Sailmon App. I’m a diehard single-handed sailor but MAX can come sail with me any time.”

Monika is a 26-year-old sailor from Finland who is currently part of Olympic Team Finland and Sailing Team Finland. Having recently graduated from the University of Exeter in the UK, she is currently sailing in the Women’s single-handed Olympic class ILCA 6 and actively campaigning for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Monika has been engaged in sailing and various water sports since her early years, and she has been immersed in an elite sports environment since the age of 12. With a strong background in youth sailing, she has achieved multiple World and European titles and consistently held a top 15 ranking in the world over the past few years.

As a full-time ILCA 6 sailor, Monika’s passion for racing and the ocean compels her to be on the water every day. The goal and dream of participating in the Olympics drive her, and she holds a special place in her heart for racing slower boats.

Monika’s biggest achievements

Junior Classes
– Youth National Team
– Youth National Champion
– Vice-European Champion

Olympic Class, ILCA 6
– Sailing Team Finland
– Olympic Team Finland
– U-21 European Champion
– U-21 World Champion

– Womenโ€™s World Championships 4th
– Womenโ€™s World Championships 8th
– Womenโ€™s World Championships 8th
– Multiple World Cup medals

– Qualified Finland to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

– Finnish Youth Sailor of the Year
– Finnish Sailors of the Year 2018

– Paris 2024 IOC athlete scholarships

– Current World ranking 8th
– Best World ranking 4th


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