DEPARTURES & APPOINTMENTS
PEP COSTA will be the co-skipper of Elodie Bonafous on the Tour de Bretagne aboard the Figaro Beneteau 3 Quéguiner-La Vie en Rose.
AUDREY OGEREAU will be Erwan Le Roux‘s co-skipper aboard the Ocean Fifty Koesio during the next Transat Jacques Vabre Normandy-Le Havre. She is also joining the women’s squad this season on the French SailGP team.
RICHARD KENT has been appointed as a director for Osprey Technical.
NICOLAS LUNVEN will be the co-skipper of Sam Davies this year aboard Initiatives Coeur, with the Fastnet, the Défi Azimut and the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie-LeHavre on the programme.
AYMERIC LE CHAPPELLIER will be co-skipper, alongside Fabrice Cahierc, of the new Ocean Fifty Réalités, which was launched last Monday in Lorient and will be christened on 26 June in Nantes.
JOBS & RECRUITMENT
TIP & SHAFT is recruiting an event project manager, permanent position to be filled immediately, based in Lorient.
THE ARKÉA PAPREC TEAM is looking for an experienced all-round preparateur (M/F) for its Vendée Globe project; permanent position, based in Lorient.
HELLY HANSEN GROUP is looking for a watersport technical sales representative with a strong knowledge of the sailing distribution and industry to oversee the distribution of Helly Hansen and Musto technical products for its wholesale division; position based in Lorient with extensive traveling.
TEAM PRYSMIAN GROUP is looking for two experienced professionals in Lorient to permanently integrate into the technical team of the Imoca Prysmian Group:
- a boat captain with a good knowledge of Imoca systems
- a self starting, autonomous versatile preparateur with knowledge of mechanics, fittings and rigging
OUTREMER is looking for permanent contracts in La Grande Motte:
TIP & SHAFT offers a commercial and business development internship; 6-month internship, to be filled from September 2023, based in Lisbon.
CORENTIN AUBRUN, after having worked for the Ultim SVR Lazartigue and the Imoca LinkedOut and MACSF, is looking for a position as a design office engineer in electronics / structure / optimization in an offshore racing project, available from October.
SALES & RENTALS
FOR RENT in Lorient La Base, in the Celtic 3 building, a 15m2 office in a joint tenancy with two other freelancers. Quiet, terrace with view, fiber and parking space, available this summer, rent of €379.24 excluding VAT (provision of charges included).
ANNOUNCEMENTS & PARTNERSHIPS
LA BOULANGÈRE, already a title partner of the race in 2017 and 2019, has once again committed itself to the Mini Transat, becoming a title partner for the 2023 and 2025 editions.
PAPREC, which was already an official partner of the race, is strengthening its commitment to the Solitaire du Figaro, as the group becomes its title partner until 2027. The new visual identity of the Solitaire du Figaro Paprec was unveiled on Thursday.
THE TEAM FOR THE PLANET CITIZEN FUND is committed to the We Sail For People and Planet collective, supported by the TR Racing team, as a partner of Sam Goodchild’s Imoca For the Planet.
SAILGP has entered into a broadcasting agreement with ITV which will broadcast season 4 free-to-air on its various channels. The organizers of the F50 circuit have also extended their partnership until 2026 with Oracle, which also becomes title partner of the Los Angeles Grand Prix; they also announced the launch of The Dock, a loyalty platform for fans.
BACK TO BASE: registration for this solo transatlantic race in Imoca between Fort-de-France and Lorient (departure on November 26) is open.
THE FRENCH SAILING FEDERATION launched a project this week called Course au Large 2030, aligning together the Paris Agreement and planetary limits, looking to bring together unite all players in the sailing community focusing on the environmental transition of sailing and offshore racing.
Photo : Vincent Olivaud / La Boulangère / Mini Transat