APPOINTMENTS & DEPARTURES
TEAM MALIZIA, Boris Hermann’s Imoca project which has a new 60 footer under construction at Multiplast have recruited LOUIS VIAT (team manager), ÉLIE CANIVENC, REBECCA SAINSON, MARINE VILLARD and LOÏC DOREZ have joined the German skipper’s team.
TANGUY LE TURQUAIS will be Denis Van Weynbergh’s teammate aboard his Imoca Laboratoires de Biarritz in the next Transat Jacques Vabre.
MARTIN LE PAPE has been chosen by Giancarlo Pedote to accompany him aboard the Prysmian Group-Electriciens sans frontières on the next Transat Jacques Vabre.
ANTHONY MARCHAND will be Yves Le Blevec’s co-skipper on this same double-handed transatlantic aboard Actual Ultim 3.
OLLIE HEER, the Swiss sailor who has been part of Alex Thomson’s team since 2018, will accompany the British skipper on Hugo Boss during the Fastnet (departure on August 8).
JOBS & RECRUITMENTS
MERCONCEPT is looking for a Technical Director (M / F) to oversee the design and construction of a new Imoca; a structural engineer (M / F), a senior engineer (M / F) mainly for naval architecture (aero / hydro); an aero / hydro engineering intern (M / F) with a background in naval architecture; positions based in Concarneau.
GEPETO COMPOSITE is recruiting an experienced polyvalent prototypist (M / F); CDD position (with possibility of evolution to CDI) to be filled quickly, based in Lorient.
EXPLORE, founded by Roland Jourdain and Sophie Vercelletto, is looking for a work-study student in digital communication from September, position for one or two years, based in Concarneau.
ADVANCED AERODYNAMIC VESSELS (A2V) is looking for a business development intern, business school profile or equivalent, for a period of 6 months (July to December 2021), based in La Rochelle.
ANNOUCEMENTS & PARTNERSHIPS
THE NEW YORK YACHT-CLUB, supporting club for the American Magic challenge at the 36th America’s Cup, has announced that it will support the Stars + Stripes challenge, founded by Mike Buckley and Taylor Canfield, for the 37th edition.
CORK, Ireland have confirmed they are on a short-list of cities likely to host the 37th edition of the America’s Cup. Defender Emirates Team New Zealand has until September 17 to make a decision.
MORBIHAN CHALLENGE: registrations for the Morbihan Challenge 2021, which will take place from August 26 to 29 and whose godfather and godmother are Alain Gautier and Catherine Chabaud (who will participate), are still possible until August 15.
DÉFI AZIMUT: the notice of race for the Défi Azimut 2021 has been published, registrations are open, around twenty Imoca duos are expected from September 14 to 19 in Lorient for this event, which will be managed by Sylvie Viant accompanied by Hubert Lemonnier.
THE GLOBE40, the first edition of which is due to start at the end of June 2022, now has 12 officially validated registrants at July 1.
ZHIK has announced that it is continuing its partnership with the 29er class for the sixth consecutive year.
THE 2022 IRC CHAMPIONSHIP will be organized as part of the Breskens Sailing Weekend in the Netherlands.
RANDSTAD are getting into ocean racing and will be the title partner in Class40 of young Clara Fortin and Martin Louchart in the next Transat Jacques Vabre.
Photo: Thomas Deregnieaux/Actual