APPOINTMENTS & DEPARTURES
PAUL MEILHAT will be Charlie Dalin‘s co-skipper aboard Apivia on the next Transat Jacques Vabre.
AGENCY LA FOURMI has been chosen by SailGP to take care of the promotion of the French team led by Billy Besson and the French stage which will take place on September 11 and 12 in Saint-Tropez.
JEREMY WILTON has been appointed new chief executive of the Royal Ocean Racing Club effective April 6, succeeding Eddie Warden Owen.
PETER MONGTGOMERY, the New Zealand broadcast journalist who covered 12 editions of the America’s Cup, and American sailor ED BAIRD, two-time Cup winner (1995 and 2007), have joined the America’s Cup Hall of Fame.
LEIGH MCMILLAN joins France SailGP Team as wing trimmer, while a second woman joins the French team, AMÉLIE RIOU. The Spanish team has also added two women: Andrea Emone, specialist in iQFoil, the future Olympic board, and Tara Pacheco, who has just won the Lanzarote International Regatta in Nacra 17. Tom Slingsby, skipper of the Australian team, revealed their lineup with three new members: Nick Hutton, Lisa Darmanin and Nina Curtis, while on the SailGP American team side, incoming are Daniela Moroz, CJ Perez, Paul Campbell-James and French coach Philippe Presti.
JOBS & RECRUITMENTS
MERCONCEPT is looking for the next team manager for the Imoca Apivia team a permanent position based in Concarneau.
VPLP DESIGN is looking for a designer familiar with the implementation of composites on a 9-month fixed-term contract, renewable, to be filled immediately in Vannes.
RM YACHTS is recruiting a production manager, a permanent position, based in La Rochelle.
MER FORTE is looking for two technicians / designers / 3D designers; the first on a permanent contract, the second on a fixed-term contract, based in Port-la-Forêt.
THE MINI GASCOGNA offers a junior project manager internship from May 1 to August 10, based in Bordeaux with travel.
ANNOUCEMENTS & PARTNERSHIPS
THE PRO SAILING TOUR, a new circuit in the Ocean Fifty class (ex Multi50), will start later than originally scheduled, the Grand Prix de Brest having been postponed by two weeks, to take place from May 19 to 23.
COGNIZANT is committed to the SailGP circuit as an official partner in charge of digital transformation, while the champagne brand BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD will be the official supplier this season.
THE ALLIANZ REGATTA, the result of the merger between Medemblik Week and the Open Dutch Sailing Championships for non-Olympic disciplines, will be limited from June 2 to 13 to only the Olympic series due to health restrictions.
LIBERTALIA, a former Volvo 60 that originally took part in the Volvo Ocean Race 2001-2002, joins Challenge Océan, a cruising school based in Lorient, thus offering the possibility of participating in the 2021 edition of Fastnet.
NOVA SCOTIA (Canada) will host the 2022 Nacra 17, 49er and 49er FX World Championships (September 6-11).
THE GLOBE40 has an additional 100% American crew entered with two successive tandems on Ahmas (Akilaria RC3), Micha Davis / Brian Harris and Craig Horsfield / Jesse Naimark-Rowse.
THE ROUTE SAINT-PIERRE LORIENT DÉFI PURE OCÉAN has opened for registrations for the 2021 edition the starting line of which will open on June 13 for 15
MURPHY&NYE is the new clothing partner of the Barcolana for two years.
Photo: JM. Liot – Alea / Disobey. / Apivia