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Launched in 2015 by Axel Capron, a former editor-in-chief of Sports.fr, and Pierre-Yves Lautrou, a past journalist at L’Express, Tip & Shaft represents the informed, unbiased voice commentating and reporting on the world of competitive sailing.
Tip & Shaft develops high value-added, original content delivered to an active, passionate audience via an innovative editorial newsletter. It is distributed each Friday only by email to more than 6,700 subscribers: racers, sponsors, journalists, communicators, manufacturers, agents suppliers and fans of sail racing. It grows consistently and is 50% bigger than on Day 1.
PYL was a journalist at L’Express for 15 years, where he covered not only sailing but also wrote on politics and economics until July 2015. He has been the author of the blog Au Large for a decade.
He is an experienced racer, sailing for many years in the Mini (Mini-Transat 2001) and Class40 (Route du Rhum 2014).
He co-founded Tip & Shaft with Axel Capron in November 2015.
Starting out as a sports journalist at Teléstar, Axel joined the editorial staff of Sports.fr to cover sailing among other sports, before rising to the role of chief editor.
He was then appointed Newsweb’s sports news editor (Lagardère Active Media Group) until March 2015.
He co-founded Tip & Shaft with Pierre-Yves Lautrou in November 2015.
A career sailing journalist for over 30 years, Andi worked for regional and national newspapers for some 20 years including acting as The Times‘ sailing correspondent covering two Olympics.
He has worked for all of sailing’s major events including the Volvo Ocean Race, America’s Cup, Vendee Globe plus dozens of key French races such as the Route du Rhum, Transat Jacques Vabre, Tour Voile and La Solitaire.
He is offshore columnist for Yachts and Yachting magazine.
Trained at Dauphine University, Grégoire started at Air France before developing his expertise at Pernod-Ricard.
A former windsurfer and Surprise specialist, Grégoire joined the Tip & Shaft team in 2019 to take charge of marketing and acquisition.
Jean-Christophe has several years of experience in media company management – Avenir France, JCDecaux, France Télévisions Publicité, Phenix Groupe – and launched Evolution Media in 2016.
In particular, he runs a department dedicated to supporting brands in the world of sailing and ocean racing. He has been in charge of the Tip & Shaft advertising network since 2017.
In Into The Wind, the sailors take the time to look back over their course and tell each other all about their long journey, from their beginnings and their galleys to the glory and the top of the podiums…
By exploring their trajectories, Into The Wind seeks to understand how those who go out to sea on a race, for a day, a week, a month or a quarter, alone or with a crew, in the bay or around the world, are built.
Sailors, men or women, are often of few words. By giving them time and letting them talk, Into The Wind has only one objective: to take to sea with them.
Tip & Shaft/Workshops are aimed primarily at project leaders, whether amateurs or professionals, and are run by the best experts in the sector.