Corentin Horeau en navigation en Figaro 3

In the Market: Banque Populaire returns to the Figaro circuit


PETE SIMMONDS has joined A+T Instruments, in charge of sales for superyachts and racing boats.

JOËL GUERINET, director of Sparcraft for ten years, left his job on Tuesday. He is replaced by Sylvain Masselot at the head of the company owned by the Wichard group.

DAMIEN SEGUIN joined the All Purpose sailmaker as a partner, thus joinign a management team composed of Brice Berthier, Frédéric Moreau and Matthieu Souben.

SÉBASTIEN JOSSE will be the co-skipper of Armel Le Cléac’h this season in the Ultim class, particularly in the Transat Jacques Vabre.



TIP & SHAFT is recruiting an event project manager, permanent position to be filled immediately, based in Lorient.

ROBERT JACOBSON is looking for a semi-professional sparring partner/co-skipper to race on his Sun Fast 3300 the first IRC double-handed European Championships, including La Trinité-Cowesand Cowes-Dinard, July 2-9.

HELLY HANSEN GROUP is looking for a watersport technical sales representative with a strong knowledge of the sailing distribution and industry to oversee the distribution of Helly Hansen and Musto technical products for its wholesale division; position based in Lorient with extensive traveling.

TEAM PRYSMIAN GROUP is looking for two experienced professionals in Lorient to permanently integrate into the technical team of the Imoca Prysmian Group:

  • a boat captain with a good knowledge of Imoca systems
  • a self starting, autonomous versatile preparateur with knowledge of mechanics, fittings and rigging

LALOU MULTI is looking for his/her design office manager; permanent position available immediately, based in Verdon-sur-Mer (33).

OUTREMER is looking for permanent contracts in La Grande Motte:

PIXEL SUR MER is recruiting an instrumentation engineer; position based in Lorient.



MATHIEU PERRAMANT, composite technician, is looking for a position in an offshore racing project as a composite/versatile technician from August.



BEYOU RACING is offering a 400 m² room in Lorient La Base, ideal for storing boats with mast and keel off. Available from August 1 to October 31, 2023.



CANTIERE DEL PARDO has renewed its partnership as official supplier of the Italian Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli challenge.

BANQUE POPULAIRE returns to the Figaro Beneteau circuit this season, as Corentin Horeau‘s title partner from the Solo Guy Cotten onwards.

APEX GROUP is committed for three years as official partner of the SailGP circuit. MUBADALA INVESTMENT COMPANY has for its part signed a new three-year contract as a global series partner with the circuit, the group based in Abu Dhabi will also be title partner this season of the New York Grand Prix. Finally, CANAL + has renewed its contract as a broadcaster in France until 2028.

MAPFRE has recommitted to three editions as main sponsor of the Copa del Rey which takes place every summer in Palma de Mallorca.

QUÉBEC SAINT-MALO has announced the creation for its 2024 edition (starting June 30) of a Mike Birch class to pay tribute to the Canadian who died last year. This class will be open by invitation to trimarans of the same type as the one with which he won the first Route du Rhum in 1978.

RORC has announced the return of the Admiral’s Cup from July 17 to August 1, 2025 in Cowes, with two classes of IRC rated boats (36-44 and 44-56ft).

WORLD SAILING and BARCOLANA have joined forces to “promote participation, inclusion and sustainability in the field of sailing”, through different actions during the next edition, in October.

OCEANS LAB, Phil Sharp’s team, announced this week technical partnerships with GenevosOceanvolt and Maxeon Solar Technologies to produce energy for the British skipper’s Imoca.



UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH is launching a three-year funded PhD titled Sustainability and ocean science in the global sailing sector; Candidates must submit their application before June 30.

AMERICA’S CUP: The organizers of the 37th edition launched the AC37 volunteer program this week, with the aim of recruiting 2,300 volunteers to work on the event in Barcelona.


Photo: Romain Marie 


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