APPOINTMENTS & DEPARTURES
BILL O’HARA, Olympic sailor, also international race official, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & PARTNERSHIPS
THE 2021 MINI-TRANSAT is already full: the organization announced on Friday that 126 entry files have been received for the 84 places available, 58 sailors already fulfilling all the criteria required to validate registration.
L’OCCITANE EN PROVENCE, partner of Armel Tripon in the Vendée Globe, supports Plastic Odyssey, named after a 40-meter laboratory boat (launch at the start of the year), whose objective is to set off on an expedition across three continents to find solutions to fight against plastic pollution.
NUSANTARA INVEST, CUSTO POL and REWORLD MEDIA join Redman (title sponsor) as partners of Antoine Carpentier on his Class40 2021 season.
ANDREW “DOG” PALFREY (ex Artemis), who usually trains Maxi72, 52 Super Series, 44 Cup, Etchells and J70 teams, is now offering his services from a distance via the SLOCOACH platform.
THE SAILING ASSOCIATION BAIE DE MORLAIX has just launched a Mini 6.50 base at Roscoff, whose training is supervised by Damien Cloarec.
PERFORMANCE SPIRIT, a group of seven companies working in the offshore racing (Adrena, Karver, nke, ROM-arranged, TEEM, Plastimo and Watt & Sea) has just launched its website.
BE RACING has launched the call for applications for the 2021 Sélections Espoir for young people aged 18-25, the selected winner will compete in the next Transat Jacques Vabre on the Class40 of the Saint-Malo team.
ROAD TO GOLD is a new 12 week coaching program started by Hamish Willcox (trainer of Peter Burling and Blair Tuke) collaborating with journalist, ex top racer Andy Rice for those looking to raise their game (In English only).