Erwan Le Roux fera équipe avec Armel Le Cléac'h à bord du Figaro Banque Populaire sur la Transat AG2R La Mondiale

On the Market: Sail Racing Moves #52


  • OCONNECTION won the French and International PR tender for the next Vendée Globe.
  • KEVIN BLOCH will be flying the colours of Team Vendée Formation in 2020 in the Figaro circuit.
  • ALEX PICOT has rejoined OC Sport Pen Duick as project manager, in charge of La Solitaire du Figaro.
    QUENTIN DELAPIERRE and MANON AUDINET have been selected ahead of Billy Besson / Marie Riou to represent France in the Nacra 17 at the Tokyo Olympic GamesLUCAS RUAL / EMILE AMOROS are selected in 49er.
  • ERWAN LE ROUX will be the co-skipper of Armel Le Cléac’h aboard Banque Popular on the next Transat AG2R La Mondiale.





  • WIND the first festival of competitive sailing films co-organised by Tip & Shaft et Poppop, will run on Tuesday 4 February at the Grand Rex in Paris. On the programme are unpublished and exclusive films featuring some of the greatest current sailors on the screen and in the room, live in person. Info and reservations on
  • PODCAST. The 12th episode of the  INTO THE WIND, the Tip & Shaft podcast welcomes THOMAS RUYANT. As with all the podcasts  it is available on all the main platforms  iTunesDeezerSpotifySoundCloundGoogle Podcasts… also on the site for Tip & Shaft.
  • MINI-TRANSAT TRAINING: after the first session was sold out at the Nautic, Tip & Shaft is offering a second training session, “How to prepare for the Mini-Transat” in Paris on Sunday 26th January, once again run by the president of the Mini class, Lucas Montagne. You can register here.
  • CDK TECHNOLOGIES received a huge new oven this week at its site in Lorient (4m in diameter, 25m long, 120 tonnes) which will come into service in March.
  • The WORLD MATCH RACING TOUR has revealed its 2020 calendar with two levels of events, the most important being the four World Championship Events. Six skippers have already been invited to take part: Phil Robertson, Taylor Canfield, Nicklas Dackhammar, Ian Williams, Eric Monnin, and Harry Price.
  • SÉBASTIEN DESTREMAU has announced that FaceOcean, the 60-foot boat aboard which he took part in the last Vendée Globe, was vandalised on 19th December in the harbour in Toulon.


  • WORLD SAILING has launched a bid for tenders to host its annual conference scheduled for 23rd to 31st October 2021.
  • BE RACING is launching its 2020 youth selection process for 18-25 year olds. The winner will compete in Class40 in at least the Voiles de Saint-Barth, the Atlantic Cup and the Quebec-Saint-Malo race. Applications need to be sent in by 10th February.


  • DAMIEN CLOAREC is putting his Figaro 3 up for charter for the 2020 season. The boat will be available from late January / early February.


  • ZANE GILLS, a professional sailor who competed with Spanish team Telefonica during the Volvo Ocean Race, was found dead under his yacht in Port Vell, Barcelona.

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