DEPARTURES & APPOINTMENTS
MORGAN LAGRAVIÈRE will be Thomas Ruyant‘s co-skipper this season on board For People, and in particular in the Transat Jacques Vabre, in which the duo is the title holder; for his part, ANTOINE KOCH, designer of Thomas Ruyant’s boat with Finot-Conq, will be accompanying Sam Goodchild on For The Planet, the former LinkedOut.
CLÉMENT GIRAUD will accompany Manu Cousin aboard the Imoca Groupe Sétin on the Fastnet, the Défi Azimut and the Transat Jacques Vabre. LAURENT BOURGUÈS will be the co-skipper for Damien Seguin on Groupe Apicil during the double-handed transatlantic race, BENJAMIN SCHWARTZ will sail with Nicolas Troussel on Corum L’Épargne.
RYAN TODHUNTER and HARRY LEASK, two rowing aces (the latter was an Olympic silver medalist in Tokyo), have joined the Ineos Brittania challenge sailing team.
HAROLD BASEDEN has just arrived at MerConcept as maritime mobility director.
LA FFVOILE has unveiled the composition of the French Olympic sailing team for the Marseille test-event (July 7-16).
JOBS & RECRUITMENT
ALLA GRANDE PIRELLI TEAM, the Ambrogio Beccaria team, is looking for two/three laminators and a general worker from April 28 to May 26, near Lorient.
THE DÉFI AZIMUT is looking for positions in logistics, communication and press relations for its 13th edition in September 2023.
GEPETO COMPOSITE is recruiting 2 experienced composite technicians (M/F); fixed-term or permanent positions depending on profiles, to be filled immediately, based in Lorient.
ALEXIS CRÉPIN, a versatile technician (rigger, seaman, deckhand, etc.), currently technical director on a foiling dinghy, is looking for a position with an offshore racing team from the end of the summer, in southern Brittany.
ANTOINE ROBERT, at the end of a master’s degree in sports events and communication, based in Lorient, is looking for a position in events / communication in the offshore racing sector, freelance or contract, from September 2023.
PIERRE AMOSSÉ, Arts et Métiers engineer with a specialization in naval architecture from the University of Southampton, is looking for a first experience in a design office or a boatyard in the field of maritime transport or offshore racing, from September 2023.
JULIEN SERRA, who is finishing his work-study program at the beginning of September within the Holcim-PRB team in logistics reinforcement and project management on The Ocean Race 2023, is then looking for a logistics/project management position in the offshore racing environment.
SALES & RENTALS
LES PTITS DOUDOUS, Armel Tripon’s Ocean Fifty, is for sale.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & PARTNERSHIPS
SAILGP and IMG have extended for “several years” their partnership started in 2020.
HELLIO has become a partner in the Vendée Globe project of Tanguy Le Turquais, whose Imoca will continue to be called Lazare.
GERMANY (EmbRacing Team Germany), AUSTRALIA (Team Australia Challenge) and SWEDEN (Swedish AC Challenge) will complete the Youth and America’s Cup line-up in 2024 in Barcelona, in addition to the six established Cup teams and the three teams already announced, those of Canada, Spain and the Netherlands