JOSEPH BIZARD has been appointed CEO of OC Sport Pen Duick and head of the OC Sport Sailing division, announced on Wednesday by Hervé Favre, CEO of OC Sport.
KIM ANDERSEN, the outgoing, QUANHAI LI, SCOTT PERRY and GERALDO SEELIGER are the four candidates for President of World Sailing, the vote will take take place on November 1 during the general assembly which will also choose seven vice-presidents from fifteen candidates including the French Yann Rocherieux.
BRAD BUTTERWORTH the four times America’s Cup winner was recruited by COR36, the company that organizes the America’s Cup World Series Auckland and the Prada Cup, as external and institutional relations officer.
CHRISTIAN PRUDHOMME, the director of the Tour de France cycling, will sound the gun to start the Vendée Globe on November 8.
PLAY TO B a sports marketing agency has been selected by Didac Costa to try to find a last minute title partner from the French market for the Spanish skipper who is preparing to compete for his second Vendée Globe.
MARSAUDON COMPOSITES is looking for a boatbuilder position based in Lorient.
SAMUEL PIVETEAU volunteers his services as a facilitator to teams in Les Sables d’Olonne before and on the day of the start of the Vendée Globe.
POL ROBERT, water sports enthusiast with 5 years of major accounts sales experience including internationally, is looking for a new opportunity in ocean racing in business development or sponsorship project management.
TIP & SHAFT within the framework of new developments Tip & Shaft is looking for an intern or work-study in digital marketing. On the program, social media, web (WordPress + SEO), emailing, UX, production of contents. 6-month internship, based in Lorient, to be filled ASAP. .
BEFOIL is offering a training course or work experience in communications and marketing for five or six months from September with the work based in Lorient.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & PARTNERSHIPS
LA COMPAGNIE DU LIT who were already involved with Stéphane Le Diraison last time, four years ago, and JILITI will be Clément Giraud’s title partners on the same Vendée Globe.
MARSEILLE HORIZON 2024, which was to take place from September 18 to 20 has been cancelled following the strengthening of health restrictions by the prefecture
of the Bouches-du-Rhône.
JÉRÉMIE BEYOU and his team have announced their intention to test a V3 version of their foils for the Imoca Charal, developed from the first version.
THE YACHT RACING FORUM 2020, which was scheduled to take place on 23-24 November in Portsmouth, has been pushed back for a year and will be held at the same location in November 2021.
AARHUS, Denmark to host the fourth round of the SailGP 2021 season on August 20 and 21, the title partner of the event will be the same as that of the Danish team, Rockwool.
MOUNT GAY has become the official eSailing partner of World Sailing.
THE FLYING PACIFIQUE DES JEUX, which was to take place from November 21 to 28 in Tahiti, has been postponed to 2021.
MARC LOMBARD YACHT DESIGN GROUP have been chosen by Aurélien Ducroz for the design of his future Class40 Crosscall.
THE BERMUDA GOLD CUP (October 26-30) will serve as the basis this year for the open world match-racing championship.
SAILGP launches a new four-part documentary mini-series, christened SailGP: Racing on the Edge, behind the scenes of the F50.
SALES & RENTALS
MERCONCEPT is letting out offices in its new building in Concarneau (open space and 30 to 75m2 offices), with the possibility of access to shared areas (meeting and sports rooms, technical facilities).