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On the Market: The Ocean Race in 2022, the new World Sailing racing rules…..

ALEA has been selected as the official photo agency for the 2020-2021 Vendée Globe. Arnaud Letrésor will be the photo manager, the photographers will be Olivier Blanchet, Jean-Louis Carli, Vincent Curutchet, Bernard Le Bars, Jean-Marie Liot and Yvan Zedda.

MARIE RIOU and BENJAMIN SCHWARTZ have been selected by the FFVoile to represent France in the L30 at the European mixed offshore racing championship which will take place in Genoa, Italy, from August 30 to September 5.


MARSAUDON COMPOSITES is looking for an hardware specialist, post based in Lorient.


TIMÉRI BARRAUD, currently a student at ISCOM Paris, is looking for an offshore racing company to offer him a position during his sandwich course for 1 year, as part of a Master 2 “Entrepreneurship and Innovative Communication “, starting from September 2020.

GABRIELLE FAUTREL, currently on an internship at OC Sport Pen Duick in partnerships, is looking for an option for 12 to 15 months in partnerships, marketing, communication, events.

GUSTAVE BILLAUDEL, a student in general engineering in his last year at ICAM, is looking for a final internship from August / September 2020 preferably in supply chain or in product development.


YANN BLONDEL, former Mini-Transat, former preparateur for Norbert Sedlacek, is looking for a position in logistics or composites in the offshore racing sector.

ALICE POURSAIN (ex Volvo Ocean Race, OC Sport Pen Duick) is available for project management, logistics and translation work.

SIMON JESTIN, who is completing a 5-month internship at Pixel sur Mer, is looking for a IT development engineer role within sailing, especially offshore racing.

GAËLLE BRANDIN, who is bilingual English and has 13 years of experience as a project and events manager, is looking for a new challenge in the sailing and offshore racing area, seeking project management, events work or in the support / logistics team of a racing team.


On Thursday the organizers of THE OCEAN RACE announced the postponement by one year of the next edition, as alluded to by Johan Salén in the interview given to Tip & Shaft, but they also proposed the next two races for in 2026 and 2030. An intermediate race, The Ocean Race Europe, will take place, perhaps in 2021.

THE VENDÉE GLOBE press conference will take place on Thursday, September 17 at 10:30 am at the Palais Brongniart, in Paris.

LA TRINITÉ-CHERBOURG, which should have started last Monday was finally canceled due to a lack of sufficient participants.

THE 2020 OPTIMIST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, which should have been held in Riva del Garda from July 1 to 11 and was previously postponed to these dates will ultimately not take place.

GAC PINDAR has been chosen for the third consecutive time as official logistics provider for The Ocean Race.

LE CHOIX FUNÉRAIRE‘s partnership with Nils Boyer will run at least until the Route du Rhum 2022, his Sabrosa 40 was the object of a major optimization project.

NORBERT SEDLACEK has postponed his trip around the world to July 2021 on his yacht christened Ant Arctic Lab due to health and uncertainty associated with Covid-19.

WORLD SAILING has published the 2021-2024 racing rules of sailing which will come into effective from January 1st.


THE GIVE BOX has just been launched at Lorient La Base as part of a partnership between Audelor, Imoca and 11th Hour’s Kellie Covington: this is a “re-use facility” where teams can make available racing equipment in good condition to go to others.


JEAN-FRANÇOIS DE PRÉMOREL, to whom we owe – among other things – the building of the first VPLP multihull, Gérard Lambert, and also the Fleury Michon by Philippe Poupon, the Sun Fast 3200 and 3600 or Lagoon catamarans, died Tuesday at the age of 64, Tip & Shaft sends its condolences to his family and loved ones.

Photo: The Ocean Race

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