DEPARTURES & APPOINTMENTS
HUBERT LEMONNIER has been chosen by Lorient Grand Large as race director for Retour à La Base, a solo transatlantic race in an Imoca which will set off on November 26 from Martinique bound for Lorient.
TANGUY LEGLATIN will be Erwan Le Draoulec‘s co-skipper aboard the Class40 Everial for Les Sables-Horta-Les Sables, the Fastnet and the Transat Jacques Vabre.
DAVY BEAUDART, will be Louis Burton‘s co-skipper again on the next Transat Jacques Vabre aboard the Imoca Bureau Vallée, they will also compete in the Fastnet and the Azimut Challenge.
PHILIPPE HÉRAL was re-elected president of the Yacht Club de France during the general meeting held on May 25, also an opportunity to renew the board of directors with 23 new elected members.
JOBS & RECRUITMENT
TIP & SHAFT is recruiting an event project manager, permanent position to be filled immediately, based in Lorient.
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 FORTINET-BEST WESTERN by Romain Attanasio is looking for an experienced versatile technical preparateur; position to be filled as soon as possible, based in Lorient, with travel.
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:
ALEX THOMSON RACING is looking for a team assistant; position based in Gosport (Great Britain), with travel.
CDK TECHNOLOGIES is looking for two maintenance technicians, one on a permanent contract in Lorient, the other re for a replacement in Port-la-Forêt.
MATHIEU PERRAMANT, composite technician, is looking for a position in an offshore racing project as a composite/versatile technician from August.
SALES & RENTALS
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.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & PARTNERSHIPS
SAILGP unveiled the media and economic results of season 3, in particular “an audience three times greater than that of season 2” and a number of fans on social networks up 44% (1.6 million).
GERMANY SAILGP TEAM joins the SailGP circuit for season 4. The German team, whose investors are Thomas Riedel, president of the company of the same name, and four-time F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel, will be led sportingly by Erik Heil , double Olympic bronze medalist in 49er.
KEVIN ESCOFFIER will not be at the helm of Holcim-PRB for the end of The Ocean Race following an “alleged incident” which took place before the start of the fifth leg in Newport. The President of the French Sailing Federation, Jean-Luc Denéchau, announced in Le Télégramme his intention to report the matter to the Ministry of Sport for “inappropriate behaviour towards a young woman”. The skipper defended himself on Tuesday in Ouest-France. Benjamin Schwartz, Yoann Richomme, Martin Le Pape and Abby Ehler will lead Holcim-PRB on the sixth leg of The Ocean Race.
PUIG, a Spanish group specializing in beauty and fashion, has signed up as global partner of the 37th America’s Cup and title partner of the Women’s America’s Cup.
ESTRELLA DAMM are committed as official partner of the 37th America’s Cup but also as sponsor of the defender Emirates Team New Zealand.
ERIC PÉRON has announced his return to Ocean Fifty on French Touch Oceans Club, with the Transat Jacques Vabre in particular in his sights. He also hopes to line up at the start of the Arkea Ultim Challenge-Brest on the old Mieux, but must find partners before the registration deadline on June 30.
THE WICHARD GROUP, which notably includes Lorima, Sparcraft and Profurl, has announced a change of shareholders, with the departure of the Naxicap fund, replaced by a quartet composed of Azulis Capital, Société Générale Capital Partenaires, Arkéa Capital and of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes sovereign wealth fund.
THE RYA has revealed its Olympic sailing team selected for the Marseille test-event (July 10-16).
AMERICA’S CUP : The Arbitration Panel for the 37th America’s Cup has rejected American Magic’s request to be excused from the Preliminary Regatta in Jeddah at the end of the year, a request based, according to the American challenge, on threats terrorists.
GENTOO SAILING TEAM, the Imoca team of Briton James Harayda, has entered into a partnership with the Blue Marine association, which fights in particular against illegal fishing.
THE CRUISING YACHT CLUB OF AUSTRALIA (CYCA) has confirmed that IRC will now be the sole scoring system used to determine overall and class winners for its major races, including the Sydney Hobart.
MIDDLE SEA RACE : registration for the next edition of the Mediterranean classic (starting October 21) is open.