APPOINTMENTS AND DEPARTURES
GUILLAUME PIROUELLE, recently crowned French Diam 24 champion, has won the Normandy Region selection trials for the Figaro Bénéteau 3; in 2021 he will sail alongside Alexis Loison, whose contract is extended, then take over from Loison for the 2022 and 2023 seasons.
JO ALEH, New Zealand’s Olympic gold medalist in the 470 in London (and Silver in Rio), has been elected as chair of World Sailing athletes commission to replace Yann Rocherieux, one of the new vice-presidents of the federation.
JÉRÉMIE BEYOU was chosen by Garmin as ambassador to promote its new watch brand, Marq.
STÉPHANE LE DIRAISON is a new ambassador of the brand of Bollé glasses.
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).
CAPONNETTO-HUEBER is looking for a naval architect specialized in hydrodynamics / projects coordinator, a marine CFD engineer and developer and a data scientist/machine learning engineer (from January 2021), and also a business developer and a marketing and communication responsible (from November 2020). All jobs located in Valencia (Spain).
EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND offers a ten week paid internship to an Unreal Engine software engineer ; based in Auckland.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & PARTNERSHIPS
CORUM has become a partner on Virtual Regatta, for the Vendée Globe, of MCES, an eSport structure which notably represented France last Saturday during the final of the third eSailing World Championship. BUREAU VALLÉE has for its part joined another team, INC.
THE NOTICE of RACE of the Tokyo Olympic Games has been published by World Sailing, the sailing regatta will take place from July 25 to August 4.
THE GREAT CAPE RACE is the project name of a new crewed around the world race in four stages launched by Andrew Cape who has 7 Volvo Ocean Races on the clock. Open to monohulls over 60 feet, this race round the world would set off in October 2021 subject to at least eight participants. The notice of race is available on request.