Départ Vendée Globe 2020 Imoca

In the Market: 28 official candidates for the Vendée Globe 2024


CÉDRIC DE KERVENOAEL has been elected new president of the Class40 to replace Halvard Mabire. Mabire remains on the board of the class that also join Matthieu Perraut, Quentin Le Nabour and William Mathelin-Moreaux.

GEORGIE VINTER has joined the Ocean Globe Race organization team as operations manager.

ANNE-CLAIRE LE BERRE will be Amélie Grassi’s co-skipper this season aboard the Class40 La Boulangère Bio, they will notably compete together in the Transat Jacques Vabre.

HUBERT LEMONNIER has been named race director of the Vendée Globe 2024, alongside Jacques Caraës, Claire Renou, Pierre Hays and Yann Eliès. This year he will also be the race director of the Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race which will be run double handed (departure on May 7 from Brest).



YYACHTS, superyachts builder, is looking for an experienced, composite-oriented boatbuilder for a 75-foot project; freelance or fixed-term position from May 2023 to July 2024, with the possibility of extension or hiring, based in Greifswald (Germany).

NORTH SAILS, as part of their development on the Vannes and Lorient sites, is recruiting a designer who is passionate about sailing and racing, knowledge of CFD is a plus; permanent position to be filled immediately.

MARINE WEST are recruiting for the Port La Forêt site:

  • 1 versatile yard technician (composite, rigging, installation of flexiteek, fittings, etc.), permanent position
  • 1 HB / IB mechanic (preparation of new and used boats, maintenance, installation of equipment, etc.), permanent position
  • 1 versatile seasonal worker (cleaning, fairing, antifouling), fixed-term position

THE OCEAN GLOBE RACE is looking for a crew manager, position based in Les Sables d’Olonne.

THE CARBOMAN GROUP is recruiting a composite sales engineer (M/F); permanent position to be filled immediately, based in Vannes.



FOR RENT in Lorient La Base, office space of 330 m² under construction. Large wooden terrace and elevator r, possibility of arrangement according to needs, delivery in September, presentation on plans. Contact: benoitlequin@aol.com and


VENDÉE GLOBE: On Monday 20th March, Saem Vendée announced the list of the 28 sailors who have so far finalised their application for the 2024 edition. It also unveiled the new visual identity of the round the world race and the start date (29 May 2024) of the last qualifying race, the New York Vendée – Les Sables d’Olonne.
5 WEST LTD, represented by Alex Thomson, has reached an agreement to purchase the former Apivia owned by Team Banque Populaire
VILANOVA I LA GELTRU, a Catalan city located 45 km southwest of Barcelona, will host the first Preliminary Regatta of the 37th America’s Cup from September 14 to 17.

THE DEPARTMENT OF LA MANCHE has formalized the Manche Evidence Nautique project in Class40 for two years alongside Nicolas Jossier. He will be accompanied on the Mach 40.5 bought from Luke Berry by Alexis Loison (performance manager and co-skipper on double-handed races) and Benoît Charron (technical manager).

K-WAYSEBAGOKAPPA and BRIKO, brands of the BasicNet group, have committed themselves as official suppliers of the Orient Express Team challenge.

WIIT has signed on as the cloud and cybersecurity partner of the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Challenge for the 37th America’s Cup.

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