Maja was born in Switzerland in 1992. She began sailing the Optimist at the age of eight and changed to the 420 class later on together with her helmswoman Linda Fahrni. After winning the 420 class junior world championships, the team changed to the 470 class. They participated in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and right now they are running a campaign for the next Olympic Games in 2020 in Tokyo.
“As an Olympic sailing athlete, I only followed the Volvo Ocean Race online from far away. It is an unbelievable opportunity for me to now gather my own first experiences in Ocean Racing.”