On the Market: sail racing moves #24

Departures and nominations, jobs, trainings, service offers, announcements and partnerships, launches… all you have to know about Sailing Market.

  • DEE CAFFARISHIRLEY ROBERTSONANDY HUNTMIKE GOLDING and DAWN RILEYare among the first announced speakers of the upcoming Yacht Racing Forum to be held on 25 and 26 November in Bilbao.
  • CHINAONE NINGBO, with Phil Robertson at the helm and a majority of Chinese sailors on board, will line up this season on the GC32 Racing Tour. For the second year in a row the British Ineos Rebels UK (Ben Ainslie) which will also compete.
  • MIKE SLADE, the owner of the Leopard maxi was at Buckingham Palace on Thursday to be awarded his Order of the British Empire.
  • ALEX THOMSON RACING is looking for a naval architect to join the design team as they look forward to Alex Thomson’s 2020-2021 Vendée Globe campaign. The job is based in Gosport.
  • HEOL COMPOSITES – carbon appendages and spars – is growing and is looking for 2 composite technicians in Vannes (France) – laminating and finishing, training is given in in their original preg / autoclave processes.
  • MULTIPLAST are looking for a project manager who has a research and development oriented profile with good knowledge of composite materials, and a technician in Catia and Autocad, with a good knowledge of implementation in and processes in composite materials; positions are based in Vannes (France)
  • CAPONETTO-HUEBER is looking for a CFD/Marine engineer, working on a permanent contract from June, based in Valencia (Spain).


  • SPINLOCK has signed up with Cécile Laguette, who will be ambassador for the safety harness brand.


  • JACK BOUTTELL is looking to sell the IMOCA ex Spirit of Canada. Launched in 2007, this Merfyn Owen design raced the 2008-9 Vendee Globe.

Photo : China SailGP

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