On the market: sail racing moves #15

[DEPARTURES & NOMINATIONS] PIERRE CASIRAGHI, who will be competing in the next Transat Jacques Vabre in the Imoca class with Boris Herrmann, will be the guest sponsor for the tenth edition of the Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille (14-20 April). TAYLOR CANFIELD, skipper of the Stars & Stripes Team USA challenge for the 36th America’s Cup, has joined US SailGP Team as…

Carolijn Brouwer: “I want to win, wether I’m sailing with women or men”

Alongside Marie Riou, Dutch sailor Carolijn Brouwer was voted female Sailor of the Year for 2018 by World Sailing last October. After substantial success in Olympic classes racing and then offshore, now the straight talking, fast driving Brouwer is embarking in a new project, chosen to steer the first Dutch challenge in the history of the America’s Cup. The award as sailor…

Great Britain Sail GP Team: “We lack time sailing the boat”

Taking their place among this week’s Sydney Harbour dress rehearsal racing in preparation for next Friday and Saturday’s first ever SailGP, the Great Britain Sail GP team are only too aware that, when compared to the teams which have more prolonged and in depth experience of the foiling AC50s, they are very much ranked among the underdogs rather than favourites.  But…

Tour Voile and the Diam 24 : better organised with a more cohesive race structure

Launched in 2015, the Diam 24 circuit starts its fifth season on Sunday with the Sailing Arabia The Tour. After that is the Tour Voile Series, the preparatory events which will lead into the Tour Voile, which of course is the pinnacle event of the season. Tip & Shaft tells you more about the class and the circuit that, step by step, gets more professional and better organised each year. 

Don McIntyre : “The next Golden Globe winner might be 21 or younger”

Don McIntyre is the founder, chairman and CEO of the Golden Globe Race. The charismatic, outspoken Australian adventurer and circumnavigator has realised many of his dreams over the course of his career. When he set out to replicate and honour the original Sunday Times Golden Globe Race 50 years after Sir Robin Knox Johnston became the first sailor to complete a solo non stop circumnavigation, he achieved a groundswell of support.

On the market : sail racing moves #14

[DÉPARTS & NOMINATIONS] XAVIER OLIVELLA has been appointed to become the new director of the FNOB. In particular, he will be in charge of organising the fourth edition of the Barcelona World Race in 2022-2023. [JOBS] CDK is hiring builders/laminators /composite technicians (man or woman); 6-month contract (which may become permanent) based in Lorient or Port-la-Forêt (France). MULTIPLAST is hiring a…

On the market: sail racing moves #13

[DÉPARTS & NOMINATIONS] CAROLIJN BROUWER, PETER VAN NIEKERK, DIRK KRAMERS are the first recruits announced this week by the Dutch challenge led by Simeon Tienpont, called Team The Netherlands. They will be based in Scheveningen, where a leg of the America’s Cup World Series may take place. CHRISTOPHE BAUDRY announced on Tuesday he will be leaving his job as Director of Lorient Grand Large on…

Banque Populaire Voile sponsorise des bateaux en Figaro, Imoca, et Ultim

How Banque Populaire decides to continue its sailing sponsorship until 2024

From the fateful day, November 6th, when their Ultime Banque Populaire IX capsized on the Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe it took just over one month, until December 12th before the green light was given for an ambitious new three cornered project. Such is the success story which links sailing and Banque Populaire and which now sees the seemingly unwavering relationship extend past the 30 year anniversary now into 2024.

On the market: sail racing moves #12

[JOBS] JPK is hiring composite experts and technicians, builders and assembly technicians and workers; permanent jobs based in Larmor-Plage. MERCONCEPT is hiring an IMOCA boat captain, who has knowledge of hydraulic and mechanical technology for Charlie Dalin’s 60-foot Apivia with a permanent contract based in Port-la-Forêt (France). VPLP is hiring an engineer specialising in structural composite calculations (5 years experience in this field…

On the market: sail racing moves #11

[DEPARTURES & NOMINATIONS] WANG JUE, former member of China Team in the 32nd America’s Cup, has joined the China SailGP team for the first season of the SailGP, which is due to get underway in mid-February in Sydney. CAMERON APPLETON has joined Quantum Sails where he will in particular be taking care of big boats; the New Zealander has also been appointed…

On the market : sail racing moves #10

[ON THE MOVE] FRANÇOIS GABART, GLENN ASHBY, PAUL GOODISON in the sailors division, the AC75(foiling design), the EASY TO FLY (series built foiling boat), the Imoca CHARAL, MULE AMERICAN MAGIC, T5 INEOS TEAM UK (prototype foiling boat) are among the projects and people nominated for the Foiling Awards which will be awarded on January 29 in Milan. The vote is open to the public. CASSANDRE BLANDIN and MATTHIEU…