On the market : sail racing moves #19

[DEPARTURES & NOMINATIONS] RÉMI DUCHEMIN confirmed on Wednesday that he has resigned as co-CEO of OC Sport; HERVÉ FAVRE, with whom he shared the CEO’s role takes responsibility for the entire group. BIANCA COOK, who sailed on Turn the Tide On Plastic on the last race Volvo Ocean Race and completed the Rolex Sydney Hobart on Ocean Respect Racing Team has…

On the market : sail racing moves #18

DEPARTURES & NOMINATIONS] JACQUES CARAËS will be alongside Kito de Pavant aboard Made in Midi for the first edition of the Atlantic Challenge, a double-handed or crewed race on Class40s (start from Pointe-à-Pitre on 23rd March). CHARLIE DALIN and YOANN RICHOMME will respectively be the co-skippers for Martin Le Pape and Pierre Quiroga on the Figaro 3 Skipper Macif in the Sardinha Cup. Anthony Marchand has called upon the services of PAUL MEILHAT to…

On the market: sail racing moves #17

[DEPARTURES & NOMINATIONS] PAUL MEILHAT has been chosen by Sam Davies to accompany her in the 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre aboard Initiatives Coeur. JUD SMITH, world J70 champion, was named sailor of the year (2018) in the United States, while CARMEN and EMMA COWLES, world youth champions in 420 took the women’s title. JONAS GERCKENS, 14th in the last Route du Rhum in Class40, was elected Belgian sailor…

On the market: sail racing moves #16

[DEPARTURES & NOMINATIONS] SCOTT OVER,  ex OC Sport, has been hired as the new Commercial Director of World Sailing. ROBERT DICKSON and SEAN WADDILOVE have been named Irish Sailors of the Year for 2018 in recognition of their gold medal victory in the 49er U23 Junior World Championships. GLENN ASHBY (Foiling Sailor) and the AC75 (Foiling Design) were among the prize-winners at the Foiling Awards, last Monday in Milan. EELCO…

On the market: sail racing moves #15

[DEPARTURES & NOMINATIONS] PIERRE CASIRAGHI, who will be competing in the next Transat Jacques Vabre in the Imoca class with Boris Herrmann, will be the guest sponsor for the tenth edition of the Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille (14-20 April). TAYLOR CANFIELD, skipper of the Stars & Stripes Team USA challenge for the 36th America’s Cup, has joined US SailGP Team as…

On the market : sail racing moves #14

[DÉPARTS & NOMINATIONS] XAVIER OLIVELLA has been appointed to become the new director of the FNOB. In particular, he will be in charge of organising the fourth edition of the Barcelona World Race in 2022-2023. [JOBS] CDK is hiring builders/laminators /composite technicians (man or woman); 6-month contract (which may become permanent) based in Lorient or Port-la-Forêt (France). MULTIPLAST is hiring a…

On the market: sail racing moves #13

[DÉPARTS & NOMINATIONS] CAROLIJN BROUWER, PETER VAN NIEKERK, DIRK KRAMERS are the first recruits announced this week by the Dutch challenge led by Simeon Tienpont, called Team The Netherlands. They will be based in Scheveningen, where a leg of the America’s Cup World Series may take place. CHRISTOPHE BAUDRY announced on Tuesday he will be leaving his job as Director of Lorient Grand Large on…

On the market: sail racing moves #12

[JOBS] JPK is hiring composite experts and technicians, builders and assembly technicians and workers; permanent jobs based in Larmor-Plage. MERCONCEPT is hiring an IMOCA boat captain, who has knowledge of hydraulic and mechanical technology for Charlie Dalin’s 60-foot Apivia with a permanent contract based in Port-la-Forêt (France). VPLP is hiring an engineer specialising in structural composite calculations (5 years experience in this field…

On the market: sail racing moves #11

[DEPARTURES & NOMINATIONS] WANG JUE, former member of China Team in the 32nd America’s Cup, has joined the China SailGP team for the first season of the SailGP, which is due to get underway in mid-February in Sydney. CAMERON APPLETON has joined Quantum Sails where he will in particular be taking care of big boats; the New Zealander has also been appointed…