DEPARTURES & APPOINTMENTS
PIERRE QUIROGA has been selected by the BE Racing team to be the skipper of the Ocean Fifty Viabilis Océans (formerly Leyton) for four years.
SIMON FORBES has been appointed Secretary of the World Sailing Speed Record Council, replacing John Reed, who has held the position for… 50 years!
HATTIE ROGERS, winner in May 2022 of the final of the SailGP Inspire program in Waszp, has been voted British sailor of the year by the Yachting Journalists’ Association.
ANNE-CLAIRE LE BERRE will be Gaston Morvan‘s co-skipper aboard the Figaro 3 Région Bretagne-CMB Performance for the Transat Paprec, HUGO DHALLENNE will team up with Chloé Le Bars on Région Bretagne-CMB Océane.
JOBS & RECRUITMENT
OCEAN DATA SYSTEM is recruiting as soon as possible, on permanent contracts in Lorient:
- 1 qualified technician installer on-board electronic system
- 1 sales/marketing/communications assistant
MERCONCEPT is looking for 3 composite technicians, 2 on 3-month contracts and 1 on a permanent contract, to work on the Ultime project; positions available now, based in Concarneau.
MULTIPLAST is recruiting a design office technician (M/F); permanent position, based in Vannes, to be filled as soon as possible.
THE ORIENT EXPRESS TEAM CHALLENGE recruits in Vannes until spring 2024, then Barcelona for 6 months (detailed job description on request):
- a system engineer, minimum 5 years of experience on racing boats
- a mechatronics engineer
- an engineer specialized in PLC coding
- a structural engineer, minimum 5 years of experience
- a head of the hydraulics department, minimum 5 years of experience
- a systems/fittings technician, minimum 5 years of experience
JEAN D’ARTHUYS is looking for a professional sailor (preferably a woman) and amateur crew members (boat captain, on-board reporter, cook, doctor, mechanic…) to take part in the Ocean Globe Race on his Swan 53 Triana.
BENJAMIN FERRÉ is looking for a community manager; freelance, permanent or work-study position, to be filled as soon as possible, telecommuting possible, with travel.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & PARTNERSHIPS
D’IETEREN GROUP, a Belgian family group listed on the stock exchange, is committed as main partner of Denis Van Weynbergh until the next Vendée Globe.
ACHILLE NEBOUT formalized his Class40 project on Thursday with his partner Amarris. The 3rd in the last Solitaire du Figaro will sail on the plan Lombard with which Yoann Richomme won the last Route du Rhum. He will team up with Gildas Mahé for the double races of the season.
THE OLYMPIC ESPORT SERIES, launched by World Sailing and Virtual Regatta, will include two parts in 2023, an Ultim offshore race and eight inshore events, before a final during Olympic eSports Week in Singapore (June 22-25).
SAILS OF CHANGE organizes the Sports for Nature Challenge, a competition to promote innovative solutions for the conservation of biodiversity in sport. Applications are open until March 15.