On the Market: Sailors of the Year to be announced in early December


CORENTIN DOUGUET will race the Route du Rhum 2022 on a new Class40 (Lift V2 a Lombard design, launched in January) under the colours of the Quéguiner group.

ANTOINE PERRIN has been appointed Plastimo sales manager for France.

CHRISTIAN SCHERRER, creator of the GC32 Racing Tour, will replace Tom Reulein from January 2022 at the head of Swiss Sailing Team AG, the subsidiary of the Swiss Sailing Federation which accompanies and supports elite and Olympic sailors.

CAMILLE LE GALL joined OC Sport Pen Duick at the beginning of November as deputy project manager (Solitaire du Figaro, Route du Rhum, Ultim World Tour, The Transat CIC, etc.) .

WORLD SAILING has unveiled the nominees for the male and female Sailors of the Year 2021 titles but also for the sustainable development trophy. Public voting is open until December 2 at 3 p.m.

IAIN BRAMBELL has been charged with leading Australian Sailing’s High Performance program after being announced as its new High Performance Director.



VPLP DESIGN is recruiting an experienced fluid mechanics / CFD engineer in Vannes, a position to be filled immediately.

NORTH SAILS FRANCE wishes to expand its design office and is looking for a sailor with training in sail design, aeronautics or naval architecture, and a minimum of 5 years experience in one of these sectors. Position to be filled as soon as possible, between Vannes and Lorient.

AVEL ROBOTICS is recruiting in Lorient, permanent positions to be filled immediately:

  • composites technician
  • technician for draping by additive manufacturing
  • production manager

MARSAUDON COMPOSITES is developing its range with the ORC57 and are looking for technical and commercial candidates (M / F) for permanent positions based in Lorient La Base:

  • versatile on-board system technician (electricity, plumbing and fluids)
  • head of on-board system
  • finisher
  • composites technician
  • project manager

GUNBOAT are looking for five boat builders as well as a composite team leader for the assembly of the first two Gunboat 80s (start in February 2022).



BOW NAVAL ARCHITECTURE offers a 6-month naval architecture engineering internship, based in Paris from February 2022.

LOUIS BOUDAILLIEZ, currently studying at Cranfield University (UK) a MSc in Advanced Mechanical engineering, is looking for an individual research project in the competitive sailing world, from April 2022. The university’s facilities are available. His dream job is to work as an engineer on an America’s cup team.



THE SAILORZ FILM FESTIVAL (ex Wind Festival), organized by Tip & Shaft, will take place on February 11, 2022 at the Grand Rex in Paris, before going on tour in the French regions. On the menu: new and exclusive films and images, and sailors on stage. Are you a director, producer, pro or amateur runner, team, race organization, and you have a project or want to broadcast your film? Contact us.

THE MINI 6.50 CLASS has unveiled its provisional 2022 Atlantic and Mediterranean calendar.

THE TRANSAT JACQUES VABRE communicated its first figures for start week citing a record attendance of 500,000 people through the village.

THE CONGRESSIONAL CUP will take place in 2022 from April 18 to 23 in Long Beach, it will be preceded by the Ficker Cup from April 13 to 16.

DON MCINTYRE, organizer of the Ocean Globe Race, the first edition of which is due to start in 2023, has announced that he will cancel the Classic Challenge (reserved for maxis and former Whitbread 60s) if there are not enough entries by January 1, 2022. In addition, the city of Marseille has become a cadidate to welcome the start of the race.

ROMAIN PILLIARD and ALEX PELLA will set off on their attempt to set a record around the world the wrong way around aboard Use it Again! from Cadiz, they will leave La Trinité-sur-Mer on November 28 to reach Spain and begin their stand-by.

THE RORC TRANSATLANTIC RACE will host a record participation of 29 boats for its next edition, the start of which will be given on January 8, 2022 from Puerto Calero (Canary Islands).

THE MIRABAUD YACHT RACING IMAGE 2021 is entering the final analysis, 20 photos out of the 80 short listed to be still in the running, as well as 20 others for the public prize. The winners will be announced at the Nautic in Paris on December 9.

THE MIRPURI FOUNDATION SAILING TROPHY will organize for its third edition in 2022 a course of of 1000 miles between Cascais and Porto Santo (Madeira), which will start on July 3. Pre-registrations are open.



THE INTERNATIONAL MAXI ASSOCIATION has announced the launch of the Caribbean Maxi Challenge, a circuit that will include four events: the Rorc Caribbean 600, the St Maarten Heineken Regatta, Les Voiles de Saint-Barth Richard Mille and Antigua Sailing Week


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