DEPARTURES & APPOINTMENTS
STEVE COLE has been named Rorc racing manager, replacing Chris Stone.
STÉPHANE GUILBAUD, who notably worked for the Groupama and Spindrift teams, has been appointed secretary general of the Ultim 32/23 class.
JOBS & RECRUITMENT
NKE MARINE ELECTRONICS is looking for a technical support officer (bilingual electronics engineer), beginners accepted; permanent position to be filled immediately, based in Hennebont.
TEEM LORIENT is looking for an self reliant and experienced electronics/electrician; a permanent position to be filled immediately.
BEYOU RACING is looking for a technician specializing in electronics and electricity (experience required) to assist its on-board IT and electronics manager as part of its development around the Imocas Charal and Teamwork; permanent position to be filled quickly, based in Lorient.
JEAN-PIERRE DICK is looking for paying amateur crew members to take part aboard his JP 54 Notre Méditerranée-Ville de Nice in the 2023 Pure Ocean Challenge, crossing the Atlantic (with record at stake) between Bermuda and Lorient , departure scheduled for May 7.
NORTH SAILS is looking for naval engineers and architects to join North Design Services, its team of external consultants based in Lymington (Great Britain).
TIP & SHAFT is looking for a commercial and business development intern; 6-month internship, starting in January 2023, based in Lisbon.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & PARTNERSHIPS
K-CHALLENGE RACING, supported by the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, has been officially accepted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron as the fifth challenger for the 37th America’s Cup. Led by Stéphane Kandler, who had already led a K-Challenge campaign in the Cup in 2007, and Bruno Dubois, manager of the French SailGP team. All the details will be revealed at the end of January.
THE ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE-BREST, the first Ultim solo round-the-world race, will start on January 7, 2024, the organizer, OC Sport Pen Duick, announced on Friday. The village will open its doors on December 29, 2023, while race management has been entrusted to Guillaume Rottée, assisted by Pierre Hays, Guillaume Evrard and Frédéric Le Peutrec
THE FASTNET 2023 NOTICE OF RACE was published on Wednesday, registration will open next Wednesday at midday UTC and requires pre-registration on the new SailRaceHQ module. Rorc’s new racing director is Steve Cole
THE WASZP FRANCE CLASS has unveiled its 2023 calendar, the culmination of which will be the Waszp European Games from July 17 to 23 at the ENVSN in Quiberon.
BLUEWATER has become official supplier of 11th Hour Racing Team for The Ocean Race.
ARCHWEY has become an official waste circularity partner of the Franco-German team Guyot Environnement-Team Germany on The Ocean Race.
CDK TECHNOLOGIES announced that it has completed the acquisition of the La Rochelle yard C3 Technologies.
THE 2023 IRC EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP will take place in Cannes from May 29th to June 4th.
WORLD SAILING is committed, alongside other federations and institutions, as a founding member of Sports for Nature, an initiative launched by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
EL GRUPO PEREZ Y CIA., a Spanish group specializing in the maritime and logistics sector, has committed itself as an official partner of the Spanish SailGP team until 2025.