APPOINTMENTS & DEPARTURES
FRANCIS LE GOFF has been appointed race director for the next Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, so taking over from Jacques Caraës for whom he was deputy in 2018.
THE NEW-ZEALAND SAILGP TEAM will be made up of Andy Maloney, Josh Junior, Marcus Hansen and Louis Sinclair, while Liv Mackay and Erica Dawson have won the women’s selections. Skippers of course are Peter Burling and Blair Tuke,
WORLD SAILING announced this week the composition of the various committees and commissions.
JOBS & RECRUITMENTS
BE RACING is looking for an allround versatile preparateur for the Bureau Vallée project; a permanent position, based in Saint Malo.
BEYOU RACING is looking for an experienced logistician (2 years) to work on the Charal project; permanent position, based in Lorient starting mid-March 2021.
PRYSMIAN GROUP is looking for an experienced versatile preparateur to look after the Imoca. Composite skills will be an asset; position based in Lorient.
CLAUDE SIMON, a composite materials technician with 8 years of experience (offshore racing, yachting, industry), is available for missions all periods from March 1, Lorient, Port-La-Forêt, La Trinité-sur-Mer.
ANNOUCEMENTS & PARTNERSHIPS
NORMANDIE MARITIME launches the Fastnet Race Challenge 2021: the selection of Normandy crew to participate in Class40 in the next edition of the Fastnet Race which will finish in Cherbourg. The association also is looking for a Class40 to charter.
THE TROFEO PRINCESA SOFIA, initially scheduled for the end of March in Palma de Mallorca, has been postponed to October (2-9), due to Covid-19.
MIRANDA MERRON, still racing on the Vendée Globe, is auctioning the watch she is wearing during the race to benefit WWF France.
FUTURE FIBRES has signed a three-year partnership with SailGP as as official rigging supplier of the F50.
THE MARINA CORUNA will host the start of the Global Solo Challenge, new solo round the world race, without stopovers or assistance, which will start in 2023.
Photo: Alexis Courcoux #RDR2018