Racing The Planet, le VO65 skippé par Yoann Ricomme

On The Market: The Ocean Race in June 2021

NOMINATIONS AND DEPARTURES

PIERRE QUIROGA has been renewed as Skipper Macif 2019 for a third consecutive year on the Figaro circuit.

JYRKI JARVI, Olympic champion in 2000, has been elected president of the 49erclass.


INTERNSHIPS

LOUISE DUVAL, a master’s student specializing in ship design at ENSTA Bretagne and a mechanical engineer, is looking for a 6-month internship from the beginning of April 2021 in marine engineering / architecture.

SIMON VALVERDE, double Paralympic medallist in biathlon who is a student in Master 1 training and performance optimization at the University of Western Brittany in Brest, is looking for an internship in mental preparation with athletes in a high-level organisation.


ANNOUNCEMENTS & PARTNERSHIPS

THE OCEAN RACE EUROPE, scheduled to start late in the spring of 2021, will see crew members racing in IMOCA 60s and one-design VO65s racing on a race course of up to five legs, announced last Monday the organizers.
AZZURRA announced on Monday that the Roemmers family have decided to end their commitment to the 52 Super Series after ten years on the circuit.

THE AMERICA’S CUP this week unveiled a first wave of broadcast partnerships, including BBC and Sky UK & Ireland for UK, NBC Sports for USA and Caribbean.

AMERICAN MAGIC has announced the decommissioning of Defiant, the first AC75 of the American challenge which served as a development platform for the second, Patriotunveiled Monday in Auckland.

CAPE2RIO: the next edition will start on January 2, 2023 from Cape Town, its organizers announced last weekend.

THE BERMUDA GOLD CUP, which will also serve as the Match Racing World Championship, will welcome 16 teams from October 26 to 30 to Hamilton, Bermuda racing IODs

THE ARKÉA-PAPREC TEAM received the first new foil for the IMOCA of Sébastien Simon, the second foil arrives this weekend from the Persico Marine shipyard in Italy.

JÉRÉMIE BEYOU announced that he will race the Vendée Globe with the third version of the foils of his IMOCA Charal.


LAUNCHES

THE SAEM VENDÉE officially launched the online ticket office on Tuesday that will allow visitors to access the Vendée Globe village. The organizing company of the round the world has also unveiled the main features of the public reception system on the day of departure with a limitation of 9,000 people along the channel of Sables d’Olonne, to 5,000 on the water.

KM32FCa new dual role half-race half-cruising catamaran with foils and folding hulls, designed by VPLP and built by Magma Composites, will be launched on October 12 in Pornic. Its owner, Alain Duvivier intends to sail in ocean races from  in 2021.

SAILGP announced on Thursday the launch of Race for the Future, a two-part initiative. On the environmental front the aim is to make the F50 circuit have a positive environmental impact, at sea and on land, through partnerships with associations, and an investment in clean energies.
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