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In the Market: New couples in Imoca


CHRISTOPHER PRATT will be Maxime Sorel’s co-skipper this season aboard V and B-Monbana-Mayenne, they will race together the Fastnet, the Azimut Challenge and the Transat Jacques Vabre; same program for PIERRE BRASSEUR who will team up with Isabelle Joschke on MACSF, while HALVARD MABIRE will be the co-skipper of Louis Duc aboard Fives – Lantana Environnement for the Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race, and STÉPHANE LE DIRAISON the one of James Harayda on Gentoo Sailing Team.

PIERRE-FRANÇOIS DARGNIES has just joined Boris Herrmann’s Team Malizia as Technical Director after nine years at BeYou Racing.

FABIEN DELAHAYE has been chosen by the Normandy company Legallais to be its new skipper in Class40, with a new boat, Lift V2 signed Lombard, built at Grand Largue Composites and V1D2 in Caen and launched in the next summer. In the meantime, the Normand will take part in the circuit races on a rental boat.

DYLAN FLETCHER, Olympic 49er champion in Tokyo and three-time world champion, has joined the British challenge Ineos Britannia.



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.

ATELIER INTERFACE is recruiting 2 versatile composite workers (M/F); fixed-term or freelance positions, which can evolve into permanent positions, to be filled at the beginning of April in Rochefort.

LA TURBALLE COURSE AU LARGE is looking to recruit its new Mini 6.50 trainer for at least two years; post in service to be filled from September 2023.

SAILONET, as part of its development, is recruiting a sailmaker and customer adviser (M/F), broad knowledge of the use of sails and imperative commercial qualities; permanent position, based in La Rochelle.

THE CARBOMAN GROUP is recruiting a composite sales engineer (M/F); permanent position to be filled immediately, based in Vannes.

ALEX THOMSON RACING is looking, among others, for boatbuilders, electricians, riggers (F/M), to work on his “new Imoca project”.



IMOCA offers an LCA and eco-design engineering internship; 6-month internship to be filled as soon as possible, based in Lorient, telecommuting possible.



5 WEST LTD, the company that manages the Alex Thomson Racing team, has announced an agreement with Team Banque Populaire to acquire the former Apivia.

TRANSAT PAPREC: 12 mixed duos will set off on April 30 in Concarneau for the start of the double-handed transatlantic race in Figaro 3 bound for Saint-Barthélémy, in the West Indies.

CAPE2RIO: the next edition of this race which takes place every two years between Cape Town and Rio de Janeiro will start on December 17, 2024.

THE PARIS BOAT SHOW will not take place in 2023, announced the Federation of Nautical Industries, which wants to give itself the time to think about a new format for this event the 62nd edition of which is scheduled for October 2024.

MIKAËL MERGUI has decided to modify the shape of the bow of his Class40 Centrakor, Lift V2 (based on Lombard designs), to adapt it to the course of the Transat Jacques Vabre.

AMELIE RIOU and LARA GRANIER, in full Olympic preparation for the Paris 2024 Games in 49er FX, are the new ambassadors of the Musto brand.

ORIENT EXPRESS TEAM has communicated the list of pre-selected crews for the Youth and Women’s America’s Cup 2024. The lucky winners will be known after the selections at the ENVSN from April 13 to 19.

Photo: Jean-Marie Liot

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