Il y aura bien un village départ du Vendée Globe aux Sables d'Olonne

On the Market: the plan of the Vendée Globe pontoon, the services offered…


YANN JAUVIN (tactician), XAVIER REVIL (mainsail trimmer), JACQUES GUICHARD (headsail trimmer), JULES BIDEGARAY (number 1), PAUL DAGAULT (main sail) will make up the crew of the TF35 Spindrift racing led by YANN GUICHARD. Antoine Rucard will be a replacement.

GREGORY MURAC is the new director of operations for the Transat Jacques Vabre.

NICOLAS BÉRENGER is from Saturday the new sales and world product director of the Dufour brand.


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.

MARINA NICOL, pharmacist based in Lorient, offers to manage your on-board medical kits for your races according to the requirements imposed (Vendée Globe, Transats, Figaro, Mini 6.50 …).


TIP & SHAFT is looking for a stagiaire for six months. On the agenda would of course be web production, social networks, graphic design, video and events. If you are a magical mix of geek and mad about offshore racing with a Bac +3 minimum, the job is for you. Being able to stack while reaching in English will of course make all the difference.

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.


THE SYDNEY TO AUCKLAND RACE, a new race to be held next January, has been postponed for a year, until January 2022.

ATELIER INTERFACE expands and moves to La Rochelle, where work begins on the first Floki 6.50, Mini 6.50 built in bamboo.

BRETAGNE DÉVELOPPEMENT INNOVATION and the Eurolarge Innovation programme published a study on Wednesday which was carried out among 210 Breton companies in the competitive sailing sector: in 2019 they achieved a turnover of 348 million euros including 83.5 million euros estimated exclusively for competitive sailing. The business sector supports 2,355 employees of which 980 work in the competition sector.


SWISS AT SEA, portraits of 14 Swiss sailors who are prominent in ocean racing (from Pierre Fehlmann to Alan Roura including Laurent Bourgnon and Bernard Stamm) has been published and is in bookshops since September 3 (Favre editions).


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).

ADHINOTEC is renting a hangar that can accommodate two Imoca in Port-la-Forêt from April 2021.

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