On the Market: The World Sailor of the Year finalists announced by World Sailing


WORLD SAILING has announced the list of finalists for the 2022 Sailor of the Year awards: for the women, the French Hélène Noesmoen, this year’s European iQFoil champion, the Italian Caterina Banti, Nacra 17 world champion, the Dutch Odile van Aanholt and Annette Duetz, European and world champions in 49er FX ; For the men’s trophy, two Frenchmen, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz, ILCA7 world champion, and Nicolas Goyard, iQFoil European champion, the Italian Ruggero Tita, Caterina Banti’s partner in the Nacra 17, and the Dutchmen Bart Lambriex and Floris van de Werken, who retained their 49er world title.

THE IACH (International Association of Cape Horners) presented the first 28 members of its Hall of Fame.

SKIPPER MACIF the Skipper Macif jury has unveiled the list of six sailors selected to challenge to become Skipper Macif 2023: Charlotte Yven, Anne-Claire Le Berre, Julie Simon, Lili Sebesi, Estelle Greck and Sophie Faguet. The winner will be known after a week of trials from October 3 to 7 in Port-la-Forêt.



WINDELO CATAMARAN is looking for in Canet-en-Roussillon (fixed-term and permanent positions):

  • a design departement technician
  • a post manager
  • an operations manager
  • an administrative and financial manager
  • a naval engineer
  • Several composite technicians
  • Several carpenters and joiners
  • Several boat equipment technicians

AVEL ROBOTICS is recruiting an experienced technician in composites (5 to 10 years of minimum experience) and workshop team manager; permanent position, based in Lorient.

GRAND LARGE EMOTION is looking for an experienced skipper to bring the trimaran Ultim’Emotion 2 from Newport to Saint-Malo, under jury rig. Departure window from mid-October to mid-November, mission of 5-6 weeks, pay based on skills and experience. Other possible projects to follow.

TEAM NED 12 (IRC-doublehanded, Sun Fast 3300) would like to expand with a very much race-experienced Transocean co-skipper (M/F) for 2023 onwards (and Cap Martinique 2024). You are willing to participate in boat preparation, trainings and race’s. Base is La Trinité-sur-Mer. Program details mutually to be decided on.



JOSÉPHINE CORRE, holder of a master’s degree in geopolitics and specialized in the maritime and environmental field, is looking for a job in awareness and/or information in the nautical world on environmental issues (environmental management, institutional communication, organization of events …).



FOR SALE (due to retirement) Hydraulique Méditerranée, a hydraulics company offering large yachting customers on the Côte d’Azur counter services (sale of crimped hydraulic hoses) and on-board repairs (changing hoses, cylinders, fault finding). Contact:

FOR RENT for the Route du Rhum 2-room apartment in Saint-Malo intramural, sea view, above the ramparts, close to the village and the basins. A double bedroom with office area (wifi), living room and equipped kitchen. Contact:



TIP & SHAFT/CONNECT, the business meeting and impact of competitive sailing, will take place on October 6, 2022 at the Titan, in Nantes, a day devoted to issues related to the economy and social and environmental responsibility in the world of competitive sailing. You have until Thursday, September 29 to take your tickets at the normal price, for all the info and reservations it’s here!

SAILORZ, the first video-on-demand platform dedicated to competitive sailing, is offering its new features this week:

  • A Rhum with Poupon: a thrilling immersion in Philippe Poupon’s 1990 Route du Rhum  aboard Fleury Michon IX, directed by Dominique Pipat.
  • Corentin Douguet’s selection: after Yoann Richomme last week, now it’s the turn of the skipper of the Class40 Quéguiner Innoveo to offer you his selection of 5 films, between Tabarly, Bidégorry, Dutreux, Solitaire and Mor Bihan…

IAN LIPINSKI and LE CRÉDIT MUTUEL announced on Tuesday the renewal of their partnership for four years, until the end of 2026, still in Class40, with a new boat, a David Raison design built at Gepeto Composites, which will be launched during the winter 2023/2024

LE MARTINIQUE CATA RAID 2023, raid in stages in F18 and F16, will take place from January 23 to 29, registrations are already open.

VOILES DE SAINT-BARTH: registration for the 2023 edition (April 16-23) is open.

INEOS BRITANNIA, even before having its AC40, will launch this autumn a test boat of less than 12 meters built at Carrington Boats, whose code name is T6.

WORLD SAILING has unveiled the list of finalist projects selected for the 2022 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award which will be presented on October 25.



ALONE IN THE WORLD, a film directed by Edouard Mauriat telling the story of Sam Davies’ last Vendée Globe, premiered exclusively at the last Sailorz Film Festival, will be released in theaters on November 9.

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