Pascal Bidégorry: “I am looking for money to buy Macif”

In the wake of victory in the Volvo Ocean Race with Dongfeng Race Team, Pascal Bidégorry spent the latter part of last year helping young French skipper Arthur Le Vaillant prepare his Class40 for the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe. He is continuing that collaboration with Le Vaillant right now as they train on the Figaro 3 Leyton. And the duo will sail the Sardinha Cup at the end of March But at the same time the Basque bred sailor Bidégorry is looking for sponsoring partners to back him on an Ultim. But he is also cited as one of the potential successors for Sébastien Josse in the Gitana Team hot seat. He covers all these topics for Tip & Shaft.

Carolijn Brouwer: “I want to win, wether I’m sailing with women or men”

Alongside Marie Riou, Dutch sailor Carolijn Brouwer was voted female Sailor of the Year for 2018 by World Sailing last October. After substantial success in Olympic classes racing and then offshore, now the straight talking, fast driving Brouwer is embarking in a new project, chosen to steer the first Dutch challenge in the history of the America’s Cup. The award as sailor…