Guillaume Verdier Vendée Globe

On the Market: Apivia end Charlie Dalin until 2026!


TONY ESTANGUET, double Olympic kayak champion and president of the organizing committee for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, will be the patron of the Ultim Banque Populaire XI of Armel Le Cléac’h, the baptism will take place on the 3rd November in Le Havre.

NATHAN OUTTERIDGE, currently skipper of the Japanese SailGP team, has signed up to defender Emirates Team New Zealand for the 37th America’s Cup.



TR RACING is looking for an on-board electronic systems technician for the Thomas Ruyant’s Imoca; 5 years minimum experience, preferably acquired in competitive sailing.

MERCONCEPT is recruiting at Concarneau (permanent positions to be filled immediately):

  • preparateur-rigger for the Imoca Apivia
  • systems engineer and an energy engineer for the Lab (development of solutions for the maritime world).

BEYOU RACING is looking for several experienced technicians to strengthen the Charal project in the following areas: composites, general preparateur, hardware / rigging; positions based in Lorient, to be filled from the start of 2022.

TEAM SPIRIT RACING, the new structure of the Imoca Arkéa-Paprec project, is looking for a versatile boat preparateur. First mission: fitting out and organizing the workshop.

AVEL ROBOTICS is recruiting in Lorient, permanent positions to be filled immediately:

  • composites technician
  • technician for draping by additive manufacturing

ADRENA are recruiting a commercial and administrative assistant, bilingual English; permanent position, based in Saint-Sébastien-sur-Loire (44).

TECHNOLOGIE MARINE, the Charlie Capelle yard, based in La Trinité-sur-Mer, are looking for:

MARSAUDON COMPOSITES is developing its range with the ORC57 and are looking for technical and commercial candidates (M / F) for permanent positions based in Lorient La Base:

  • versatile on-board system technician (electricity, plumbing and fluids)
  • boatbuilder
  • finisher
  • composites technician
  • project manager
  • sales assistant

ROM ARRANGÉ is recruiting a marine IT technician (computer and satellite communication); a permanent position, based in Lorient.



THE SAILORZ FILM FESTIVAL (ex Wind Festival), organized by Tip & Shaft, will take place on February 11, 2022 at the Grand Rex in Paris, before going on tour the regions. On the menu: new and exclusive films and images, and sailors on stage. Are you a director, producer, pro or amateur racer, team, race organization, and you have a project or want to broadcast your film? Contact us.

CHARLIE DALIN and APIVIA renewed their partnership until the end of 2026, with the building of a new Imoca, designed by Guillaume Verdier, with MerConcept engineers.

ALAN ROURA announced that he had bought the VPLP 2020 plan from Thomson’s company, with a view to his third participation in a row in the Vendée Globe, thanks to the support of a Swiss title partner which will be unveiled soon.

LUKE BERRY has renewed his partnership with his partners, Lamotte and Module Création, with a new Class40 by Sam Manuard, the first Mach 40.5 (evolution of the Mach 40.4, the first of which came out in 2019), built at JPS and which will be launched in April 2022.

LORIENT GRAND LARGE has announced that Lorient-Les Bermudes-Lorient, which should have taken place in 2019 will now take place in 2023, open to multihulls over 20 meters, double-handed or single-handed. Lorient is also a candidate to host a stage of the Solitaire du Figaro 2022 and will be the finish port of Retour à la Base, a single-handed transatlantic race from the Transat Jacques Vabre 2023, reserved for Imoca and qualifying for the Vendée Globe. A rallying (that is timed rather than head of head off the same start at the same time) transatlantic race will run after the Jacques Vabre 2021, the premise of this new race, will also be organized this year.

THE IRC RULE for the year 2022 was adopted at the recent IRC Congress which announced that the 2022 European Championship will be held from August 24 to 28 in Breskens (Netherlands).

FRENCH OLYMPIC SAILING WEEK OF HYÈRES TOULON PROVENCE MÉDITERRANÉE has been confirmed for the next three years. The 2022 edition, which will bring together the ten Olympic series of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, will be held from April 23 to 30.



OC SPORT PEN DUICK launched the Club Grand Large Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe, on October 19, the objective being to bring together companies around their shared common interest in ocean sailing.

THE RORC BALTIC RACE is the name of a new 630 mile race that will be launched in 2022, with a start (July 21) and finish in Helsinki.

WORLD SAILING kick-started its campaign for sailing to be reinstated in the Paralympic Games in Los Angeles (USA) in 2028.

11TH HOUR RACING are launching a French version of their Toolbox, a tool intended to facilitate internal sustainable development programs.

VIRTUAL REGATTA is launching in the Transat Jacques Vabre a competition dubbed ‘There will be only one‘, the winner of which, following a selection process, will gain the right to actually compete on the double-handed transatlantic race in 2023.



FOR SALE ETF26 n°5 (ex-Rockwool, ex-Carlos André). Boat in excellent condition, reduced price and conditional on participation in the ETF26 Series 2022: Spi Ouest-France, Raid Quiberon, Kieler Woche, Grand Pavois de La Rochelle and Grand Prix de Saint-Tropez.

Photo: Jean-Marie Liot / disobey / Apivia

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