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On the Market: A new partner in Ocean Fifty


YANN CADART has been appointed general manager of Lorima after eight years as industrial director, succeeding Vincent Marsaudon.

TAMARA ECHEGOYEN, a 38-year-old Spanish sailor and 2012 gold medallist, has joined the crew of Guyot Environnement-Team Germany for The Ocean Race.



MERCONCEPT is looking for a composite technician to work on the Ultim or Imoca project; fixed-term or freelance position, from January 2023, based in Concarneau.

NORTH SAILS is looking for permanent contracts:

EXTRADO YACHTING, a company specializing in the maintenance and repair of pleasure boats, is looking for a nautical maintenance technician, self reliant and versatile; a permanent position, to be filled quickly, based in Port-la-Forêt.

NKE MARINE ELECTRONICS is looking for a technical support officer (bilingual electronics engineer), beginners accepted; permanent position to be filled immediately, based in Hennebont.

TEAM BIOTHERM RACING is recruiting for positions to be filled immediately (travel to The Ocean Race until July, then Lorient):

  • an experienced technician in Imoca to technically supervise the project on The Ocean Race.
  • an experienced design office engineer.
  • a composites technician.

LORIMA is recruiting 2 boatbuilders and 2 laminators, fixed-term or permanent positions depending on the profiles, to be filled immediately, based in Lorient.

AVEL ROBOTICS is recruiting a design office engineer, ideally 2 to 3 years of experience ; permanent position, based in Lorient.

TEAM MAITRE COQ is looking for composite technicians from January 2 to March 30 in La Rochelle to work on Yannick Bestaven’s Imoca; applications to be sent to Anne Combier, on-site accommodation provided.

THE IMOCA PRYSMIAN GROUP TEAM is looking for in Lorient:

  • an  experienced technical director, with a good knowledge of Imoca system
  • an  experienced versatile preparateur, with knowledge of composites and/or mechanics

MULTIPLAST is recruiting in Vannes (permanent positions to be filled as soon as possible):

TEEM LORIENT is looking for an self reliant and experienced electronics/electrician; a permanent position to be filled immediately.

C3 TECHNOLOGIES is looking for a composites technician, project manager, with good knowledge and experience of prepreg manufacturing processes: fixed-term or permanent position to be filled immediately, based in La Rochelle.

DUQUEINE ATLANTIQUE is recruiting on permanent contracts, positions to be filled as soon as possible on the Malville facility (between Nantes and Saint-Nazaire):

SAILING PRAMAC is launching a recruitment campaign to train a crew under 30 (national level in dinghy sailing required) for 5 years in IRC crew and doubles, on a Grand Soleil 44 Race based between Saint-Malo, La Trinité-sur -Sea and Noirmoutier.

DON MCINTYRE and MARK SINCLAIR, who have announced that they will line up at the start of the Ocean Globe Race in 2023 on McIntyre’s Nautor Swan 57 Explorer (he organizes the race and will compete in the third leg), are looking for crew.

VPLP DESIGN is looking for a junior naval architect/engineer for their marine division; a permanent position, based in Nantes.



TIP & SHAFT is looking for a commercial and business development intern; 6-month internship, starting in January 2023, based in Lisbon.

EMILIE DUFILS, a Masters student in civil engineering at the polytechnic faculty of Mons in Belgium, specializing in mechanics and more particularly in design, is looking for a 3-month internship over the period July-October 2023.

OC SPORT is looking for a CSR assistant intern; 7-month internship from March 2023, based in Lausanne with travel to France.



CIMA BOATS is offering the Wevo 6.5, its new Mini 6.50, ready to sail until the end of December (with sails and fittings, plus expert advice for 5 days), at a price of €49,900 (instead of €68,800). The boat, which has more than ten orders, will go into production as a Mini from next June.



VIABILIS, Arnaud Pennarun’s partner in the Rhum Mono category in the last Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, has announced that it will be launching a four-year project from 2023 onwards on the Ocean Fifty circuit, which will be hosted by BE Racing, Servane Escoffier and Louis Burton’s structure in Saint Malo. A selection process has been launched to find the skipper who will helm the “high-performance trimaran designed by VPLP” (bought from Leyton, according to our information).

SIEMENS DIGITAL INDUSTRY S SOFTWARE has agreed to be the official supplier of the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli challenge, which will use the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio software for the design of its future AC75.

ETF26: due to growing demand, Anemo Sailing, Pierre Picot’s company which took over the ETF26 Series last year, has announced the relaunch of production of several ETF26s, expected in 2023.

IMOCA and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO have announced the renewal of their partnership until 2025.

HELLY HANSEN has signed up as official supplier to the Guyot Environnement-Team Germany team for The Ocean Race.

THE M32 CLASS has unveiled its 2023 calendar, in the United States and Europe.

SUZUKI has announced the renewal of its partnership with OC Sport Pen Duick until 2026, becoming an official partner, in addition to the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe and the Solitaire du Figaro, of the Transat Paprec.

GARMIN has signed up as official supplier to the American Magic Challenge for the 37th America’s Cup.

ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK: registration for the 2023 edition (April 29-May 5) is open.

IMOCA unveiled he rules of its green sail, mandatory in the races of the Imoca Globe Series from 2023 (with an exception in the first year).

THE GRAND PAVOIS 2023 will take place from September 20 to 25 in La Rochelle.

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