DEPARTURES & APPOINTMENTS
RICHARD MASON, after eight years in the organization of The Ocean Race, joins 5 West Ltd the company that manages the Alex Thomson Racing team, as Chief Operating Officer.
SAILGP has announced numerous changes to its organization, including the promotions of Andy Thompson, who becomes general manager in charge of the business unit, Daisy Vollans, director of digital, and Sacha Kemp, director of communications.
JOBS & RECRUITMENT
LOGICMASTER is recruiting:
- maritime coordinators for the Saint-Nazaire offshore windfarm: 15-day rotations for 6-month fixed-term contract, with possibility to extend
- French speaking EU Nationals who hold Master 200 (Capitaine 200) and for deck crews looking for 1month rotational work on guard vessels and crew transfer vessel in Normandy, and Channel
TEAM PRYSMIAN GROUP is looking for two experienced professionals in Lorient to permanently integrate the technical team dedicated to the Imoca Prysmian Group:
- a boat captain with a good knowledge of Imoca systems
- an autonomous versatile preparateur with knowledge of mechanics, fittings and rigging
OCEANSLAB, Phil Sharp’s new Imoca project, is looking for in La Rochelle:
- a technical director
- a commercial & partnerships director
GEPETO COMPOSITE is recruiting 2 experienced composite technicians (M/F); fixed-term or permanent positions depending on the profiles, to be filled immediately, based in Lorient.
GUNBOAT is recruiting on permanent contracts as soon as possible in La Grande Motte:
QUANTUM SAILS is recruiting a designer; permanent position, based in Lorient.
SEA.AI (ex. Oscar) is looking for an intern in marketing and communication; minimum 4 month internship, based in Port La Forêt.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & PARTNERSHIPS
THE INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE has not selected sailing as a candidate sport for the Paralympic Games Los Angeles 2028. The last appearance of sailing dates back to the Rio Games in 2016.
THE GC32 RACING TOUR will include three events in 2023, the GC32 Riva Cup on Lake Garda (May 24-28), the GC32 Lagos Cup (June 21-25) and the World Championship (July 10-14) in Lagos.
THE WOMEN’S AMERICA’S CUP, which will be held for the first time in 2024, will host 12 teams, including the six America’s Cup challenges, and three announced this week: Team Canada, DutchSail (Netherlands) and Sail Team BCN (Spain).
LE DÉFI ATLANTIQUE, a crewed transatlantic race between Guadeloupe and La Rochelle via Horta (Azores), which will start on April 1, should welcome around fifteen Class40s.
NICOLAS JOSSIER bought Luke Berry’s Mach 40.5 for the 2023 Class40 season which he will race as part of the Manche project, Evidence Nautique. In addition, the Italian Andrea Fornaro is building a sistership to Ambrogio Beccaria’s Guelfi plan.
MARLOW ROPES has renewed its partnership as official supplier of the Clipper Round the World Race.
THE CONGRESSIONAL CUP, a major meeting of the World Match Racing Tour, has unveiled the list of participants for the 2023 edition (April 18-22).
THE 44CUP has unveiled its calendar for the 2023 season with five meetings from March to November in Oman, Marstrand (Sweden), Cowes, Gibraltar and the Canary Islands.
MACSF, partner of Isabelle Joschke in Imoca, is launching a call for applications to form two 100% female crews in Grand Surprise for the Spi Ouest-France 2023 (April 6-10).
MUXEN, a company specializing in the distribution and management of electrical energy on racing and pleasure boats, and the result of the merger between the companies JPS Concept, L2C Tronic and Power Lan, was launched on December 21.