COVID-19: THE ANNOUNCEMENTS THIS WEEK
- SAILGP SEASON 2 has been rescheduled for 2021, results from 2020 Sydney SailGP – the first and only completed event of the year – will be null and void.
- THE TRANSAT CIC has been cancelled, announced the organizers OC Sport Pen Duick, adding that “after spending extensive time exploring possible alternatives, including a postponement until later in the year, a joint decision by the race organisers, its partners and the class representatives will now see the next edition of the race take place in 2024.”
- THE TRANSQUADRA has been postponed for a year, with a first stage due to start on August 13, 2021 from Marseille and August 18 from Lorient. Also the UNCL announced the postponement by one year, to July 2022, of La Rochelle-The Azores.
- TRAVEMÜNDER WOCHE (July 17-26) has been cancelled, the organizers meet for the 132nd selection from July 23 to August 1 2021. Consequently, the second qualifying leg of the SAILING CHAMPIONS LEAGUE which was due to take place during the event is now postponed to a later date.
- 11TH HOUR RACING is looking for a communications director for the next edition of The Ocean Race; a full-time fixed term contract from June 2020 to August 2022. Candidates should apply before 15th May.
- THE OCEAN RACE is recruiting a sustainability communications manager.
- MARSAUDON COMPOSITES is looking for an experienced research technician who enjoys sailing; permanent contract based in Lorient.
- ANTOINE LE GUEN-GEFFROY, an engineer who recently completed his three-year doctorate on the ageing and fatigue of carbon / epoxy composites at sea, is looking for a job as a composite materials/ structural mechanics engineer with an ocean racing team, boatyard or equipment manufacturer. Available to start immediately.
- JULIEN MOLINA, a chartered accountant is ready to work with skippers on the tax, contributions and accountancy aspects of the establishment of an ocean racing company with the aim of optimising their budget.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & PARTNERSHIPS
- THOMAS RUYANT and his sponsor ADVENS announced Thursday that their Imoca 60 footer would now bear the name of LinkedOut, an initiative launched in 2019, whose objective is to promote the inclusion of isolated, vulnerable people.