APPOINTMENTS & DEPARTURES
HANNAH MILLS and EILIDH MCINTYRE, GBR’s 470 Olympic champions in Tokyo and Australian TOM SLINGSBY, Moth world champion and current SailGP season 2 leader, were voted World Sailors of the Year on Thursday at the World Sailing Awards.
MURDOCH MCGREGOR, 82 years old who completed a solo tour of Britain, was named sailor of the year at the British Yachting Awards 2021 which awarded the Vendée Globe the event of the year trophy.
YANNICK BESTAVEN, winner of the Vendée Globe, was voted French Sailor of the Year.
JOBS & RECRUITMENTS
THE IMOCA CLASS, as part of its development, is recruiting a marketing and communication project manager with experience in sports events. English required; position based in Lorient, with travel.
COCOON CRUISERS, Lorient, motorsailor R&D project foil assisted research:
- a young applied CFD doctor working on OpenFOAM, a remote position based in France
- a young doctor (in France) or senior engineer (Buenos Aires, local salary), composite calculations.
- Several designers / architects / ergonomists with a feminine outlook on life on board (Buenos Aires).
OUTREMER is looking for a boat technical advisor; permanent position, to be filled immediately, based in La Grande Motte.
VPLP DESIGN is recruiting an experienced fluid mechanics / CFD engineer in Vannes, a position to be filled immediately.
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:
- a versatile on-board system technician (electricity, plumbing and fluids)
- a head of on-board system
- a finisher
- a composites technician
- a project manager
GUNBOAT are looking for five boat builders as well as a composite team leader for the assembly of the first two Gunboat 80s (start in February 2022).
THIBAULT HUG, student at IMT Atlantique (general engineering school), passionate about sailing and innovation, is looking for a gap year internship in offshore racing from February 2022. Knowledge of MAXSURF, AutoCAD, STAR CCM +…
ANNOUNCEMENTS & PARTNERSHIPS
THE SOLITAIRE DU FIGARO 2022 will start from Nantes on August 21 to Port-la-Forêt via Wales (644 miles), before going to Royan (departure on the 28th) after a round trip in the Channel (635 miles) and ending (departure on September 4) in Loire-Atlantique after a round trip to La Coruna (700 miles).
THE 37TH AMERICA’S CUP already seems to be attracting multiple challengers. The defender Emirates Team New Zealand claims to have already received “several challenges” immediately after the opening of registrations on December 1st. The New Zealand press cites entries submitted by the Swiss from Alinghi and, confirmed by Max Sirena the skipper of Luna Rossa.
BANQUE POPULAIRE announced on Monday the purchase, after the Route du Rhum 2022, of the Imoca Apivia for Clarisse Crémer, who will compete in the Vendée Globe 2024 aboard what will become the new Banque Populaire XII.
LORIENT will host the prologue and the finish of the Globe40, a double-handed round-the-world race with stopovers, which will start on June 26, 2022 from Tangier. 12 teams were registered in July, the organizer hoping for about fifteen starters over seven months on a course which will include eight stages.
THE FASTNET 2023, the 50th edition of the famous race, will start on July 22 from Cowes to finish, as in 2021, in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin.
KEVIN PEPONNET and ALOÏSE RETORNAZ have announced that, like their respective former teammates, Jérémie Mion and Camille Lecointre, they have decided to join forces for the mixed 470 challenge for the 2024 Paris Games.
CLASS30 OD: reservations for the first Class30 OD will begin at the Nautic in Paris, from December 4 to 12, at the UNCL stand.
THE UNCL unveiled the calendar for the 2022 Channel – Atlantic and Mediterranean championships.
THE SEMAINE AFFOILANTE 2022 will be held from April 16 to 18 in Port-Fréjus.
THE M32 CLASS has unveiled its 2022 calendar, with a world championship to be held in October in Cascais.
THE FRENCH OLYMPIQUE WEEK 2022 (April 23-30) has published its notice of race, registrations are now open.
ØCONNECTION announced the launch of OLARGE, its sales agency specializing in sailing, which already supports 7 skippers: Romain Attanasio, Alexia Barrier, Conrad Colman, Violette Dorange, Benjamin Ferré, William Mathelin-Moreaux and Armel Tripon.
THE INTERNATIONAL MAXI ASSOCIATION has announced the launch in 2022 of a new European Championship for maxi yachts, the first edition of which will take place in Sorrento (Italy) from May 14 to 20.