DEPARTURES & APPOINTMENTS
YANN ELIÈS will be Yoann Richomme’s co-skipper aboard Paprec Arkéa in all the races of the Imoca season, including the Transat Jacques Vabre.
CHRISTOPHER PRATT will join the crew of Team Malizia during the fourth leg of The Ocean Race, alongside Will Harris, who will replace Boris Herrmann as skipper, Nicolas Lunven, Rosalin Kuiper and Antoine Auriol (onboard reporter). On Biotherm, there will be three women on board: Marie Riou, Mariana Lobato and Anne Beaugé (onboard reporter), alongside Paul Meilhat and a new crew member, Alan Roberts.
JOBS & RECRUITMENT
LE DÉFI AZIMUT is looking for positions in logistics, communication and press relations for its 13th edition in September 2023.
VIRTUAL REGATTA is recruiting a Marketing Director (M/F), 5 years of experience, fluent in English; permanent position to be filled immediately, based in Issy-les-Moulineaux.
GEPETO COMPOSITE is recruiting 2 experienced composite technicians (M/F); fixed-term or permanent positions depending on profiles, to be filled immediately, based in Lorient.
THE CARBOMAN GROUP is recruiting a composite sales engineer (M/F); permanent position to be filled immediately, based in Vannes.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & PARTNERSHIPS
OC SPORT PEN DUICK has released the figures for the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2022, with an edition of all records that will have generated 266 million euros in media coverage.
SAILGP has finalized the schedule for its fourth season, with 12 Grands Prix, the first in Chicago on June 16-17, 2023, the last in San Francisco on July 13-14, 2024, and a French stopover in Saint-Tropez on September 9-10.
SOUTHAMPTON will host the start and finish of the first edition of the Ocean Globe Race, which will also pass through Cape Town, Auckland and Punta del Este. 15 crews are expected to start on September 10.
WILLIAM MATHELIN-MOREAUX altered his Class40 Dékuple (VPLP plan) to incorporate new chines in order “to enlarge the support surface of the boat when heeling, to gain power, whilst countering the nose-up effect, and gain speed.”
THE CITY OF LEUCATE and THE AGGLOMERATION OF NARBONNE have committed themselves as the official site of the SP80 team for training and future attempts at the absolute world sailing speed record.