Pierre Quiroga se lance en Ocean Fifty

In the Market: Pierre Quiroga skipper of the Ocean Fifty Viabilis Océans


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.

PAUL CAYARD has announced his resignation from his position as executive director of the American Sailing Federation, disagreeing with the evolution of his position as presented to him by the USSA.

ANTOINE CARPENTIER will be Ian Lipinski’s co-skipper on the Class40 Crédit Mutuel throughout the season. SIMON KOSTER will be Alan Roura’s one on the Imoca Hublot.

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.



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.



GISELE PINTO, bilingual French/Italian, is looking for new missions, freelance or under contract, in logistics and project management within an offshore racing team.

XAVIER GUILLARD, freelance consultant in IT project management since 2013, is looking for a project management assignment in an offshore racing team.


SOLITAIRE DU FIGARO: the route for the 2023 edition has been unveiled, with three stages on the programme, the first from Caen to Kinsale (610 miles, departure on August 27), the second to the Bay of Morlaix via the Isle of Man (630 miles, September 3), the third which will end at Piriac-sur-Mer via a buoy off Gijon (620 miles, September 10).
ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE-BREST: the notice of race was published on Monday, detailing in particular the registration deadline (31 March), the qualifying procedures and some rules, such as the possibility of switching to “ghost” mode twice during the race and the authorisation of technical stopovers.

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.


WE ARE FOILING has just launched its website, which gives access to other sites, such as those of Foiling Week or the Foiling Awards.
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