La patrouille de France survole le départ du Vendée Globe

On the Market: One in two people in France follows the Vendée Globe


DIERK THOMSEN, the late, former president of the German Sailing Federation, has been posthumously awarded the Beppe Croce Trophy, for his work within World Sailing, the Star Class and the German Sailing Federation. ANDREW PINDAR was awarded the President’s Development Award.


SPINDRIFT RACING is looking for a technician specializing in fittings and hydraulics and also a composite technician to strengthen the team on the 2021 projects. Positions based in Saint-Philibert (Britanny).

NKE MARINE ELECTRONICS is looking for a commercial exec permanent position at from January 2021, based in Hennebont (Britanny).

OCEAN RACING BROKERAGE has launched an international ocean racing recruitment service for mechanics, boat-builders and riggers for projects based in France and abroad. ORB is also planning to open a recruitment bureau in January 2021 in Lorient.

VPLP is looking for an architect/ project manager to strengthen its team at the yachting centre in Paris.

MERCONCEPT is looking for a head of communication. A permanent contract is on offer with the job to be filled immediately in Concarneau.


EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND offers a ten week paid internship to an Unreal Engine software engineer ; based in Auckland.


ELLIOT HARANT, a young graduate from Insa in Toulouse, who specialises in mechanics and energy, is looking for a short term or permanent contract in ocean racing on a project involving sustainable development and alternative energy.

TARA TROUSSIER (Carrington Boats) is offering her services as a naval architect (drafting/3D modelling/project engineer) for freelance work up until March.


SHENZEN will host the World Match Racing Tour finals from 2021 to 2025. It has been renamed Shenzen Bao’An Match Cup. The 2021 edition will take place from 15th to 19th December.THE MIRABAUD YACHT RACING IMAGE OF THE CENTURY AWARD has been awarded to Gilles Martin-Raget for his photo of Fujifilm during the Course des Phares in 2002. French Martin Keruzoré won the THE MIRABAUD VIDEO OF THE CENTURY AWARD for his video Vues du Large.

ADRENA is now offering its navigation software to receive the positions of the Vendée Globe skippers.

11TH HOUR RACING has renewed its partnership with Oakcliff Sailing to provide a career-shaping internship program for aspiring American sailors.

THE CHAMPIONS FOR THE SEA LEARNING PROGRAMME launched in 2017 by The Ocean Race to make children from 6-12 aware of sustainable development, will be launched in early 2021 in six extra languages: Portuguese, Mandarin, Italian, Dutch, Danish and German

WORLD SAILING has revealed the names of the four nominees for the 2020 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award, which will be announced on 9th December and for which the public can vote from 27th November to 4th December.

ODOXA has carried out a poll on the Vendée Globe for Winamax and RTL showing that almost one in two people in France were going to follow the race and that they had chosen Alex Thomson as their favourite.


4SEA is a new German brand of eco-friendly nautical clothing that has just been launched. Spanish sailor, Didac Costa, currently competing in the Vendée Globe, is an ambassador.

Photo: Yvan Zedda / Alea

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