Le Défi Atlantique s'élancera le 1er avril 2023

On the Market: The second edition of the Défi Atlantique (Class40) in 2023


GONE WITH THE WING, a film directed by Australian director Andrew Englisch, received the prize for best foiling film at the Foiling Film Festival organized at Foiling Week in Malcesine (Italy). The whole prize list, which notably rewarded a film on Thomas Ruyant’s preparation for the last Vendée Globe, is there.



EXPLORE are looking for a logistics person for Roland Jourdain’s We Explore catamaran; position to be filled from mid-July 2022 to December 2022, in service, based in Concarneau.

DUBARRY OF IRELAND want an area sales manager for the south and south-west of France.



FOR RENT for the start of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe a holiday home in Saint-Lunaire (Pointe du Décollé, sea view to the west to Cap Fréhel), 16 km from the basins of Saint-Malo; 7/8 beds including 2 double beds, 3 bathrooms. Contact: Xavier Harlé and



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SAILORZ, the first video-on-demand platform dedicated to competitive sailing, is offering its new features this week:

GRAND PAVOIS ORGANISATION has announced that more than 25 Class40s will set off on 1 April for the second edition of the Défi Atlantique, a crewed return race to the Route du Rhum, which will set off from Guadeloupe, a major partner in the event, bound for La Rochelle via a stopover in Horta (Azores).

INTERACTION, already a partner of the brothers Yannig and Erwan Livory in Figaro, has signed up with Erwan Thibouméry for this same Route du Rhum which he will race in the Rhum Multi class on the former Dupon Duran II.

CHALLENGE ESPOIR RÉGION BRETAGNE CMB : sailors wishing to apply for the next selection, the winner of which will start on the Figaro Beneteau circuit in 2023, must send their application before September 7.

EUROLARGE INNOVATION is organizing the 6th edition of the Foil Racing Conference on Monday July 4 at the Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly in Lorient, to register, it’s here.

GOLDEN GLOBE RACE : the organizers of the second edition have announced that several of the 22 registered will no doubt be forced to give up, failing to meet all the qualification conditions or to arrive in time in Europe, which is already the case for the Neo- Zealander Graham Dalton, who signified his withdrawal.

BARCOLANA: registration for the 54th edition, which will take place on October 9, is open, with reduced rates for those who register before September 10.

THE CANNES ROYAL REGATTAS will host this year (18-24 September) the 6mJI, then, in 2023 their “big brothers”, the 12MJI, but also the European Star Championships, followed a year later by the European Championships of Finn.

MAUI JIM SUNGLASSES has renewed as official eyewear partners to SailGP circuit for Season 3.

HELLY HANSEN has signed up as official equipment supplier for the next Vendée Globe.



FARR YACHT DESIGN has announced the launch in Europe of the Farr X2, a 9.20 meter racing one-design designed to be sailed with a reduced crew. Designed by Australian Bret Perry and built at XSP in Singapore, it will be distributed in Europe by Sea Ventures.

THE FOILING YOUTH WORLD SERIES was officially launched at Foiling Week, it will be a circuit of 4-5 events which will start in 2023 and will be contested on different platforms (Moth, Waszp, Nacra 15, wingfoil, kitefoil, 69F …).

ECO-SAILING DESIGN was officially launched in Lorient, a three-year collaborative project which aims in particular to integrate Breton companies into a research program and development to work on new eco-design tools. 11 companies have joined up to date.

Photo: Olivier Blanchet

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