APPOINTMENTS & DEPARTURES
MORGAN LAGRAVIÈRE will be the co-skipper of Thomas Ruyant aboard LinkedOut on the Transat Jacques Vabre 2021, he will also be part of the crew on The Ocean Race Europe.
KASS SCHMITT, PAMELA LEE and CASSANDRE BLANDIN have been selected to participate in the first Leyton x Magenta Project training sessions (May 4 to 6 in La Trinité-sur-Mer), with the sailing program aboard the Ocean Fifty Leyton with Sam Goodchild and two workshops led by Samantha Davies and Thomas Coville.
THOMAS COVILLE will be part of this season of the Leyton crew on the Pro Sailing Tour, a team which will also include two women, the Swiss sisters ELODIE-JANE and LAURANE METTRAUX and also FRANÇOIS MORVAN and AYMERIC CHAPPELLIER.
ACHILLE NEBOUT will be Luke Berry‘s co-skipper aboard Lamotte-Module Création during the next Normandy Channel Race.
JOBS & RECRUITMENTS
NORTH SAILS FRANCE is looking for a sailmaker to complete its production / repair team, experience desired; fixed-term position until the end of August-end of September, possibly leading to a permanent contract, based in Vannes.
INCIDENCE SAILS is recruiting several sailboat workers in order to strengthen its production team on its floor in Brest; fixed-term positions.
11TH HOUR RACING is recruiting a junior video editor; CDD position from May to December, applications should be sent before May 10.
PIP HARE OCEAN RACING is looking for someone to undertake admin and campaign support to accompany the Briton in her new Vendée Globe campaign.
PIXEL SUR MER are recruiting a marketing and communication development manager on a 6-month fixed-term contract with objective of extension on a permanent contract, based in Lorient, to be filled immediately.
ANNOUCEMENTS & PARTNERSHIPS
THE 2021 TOUR VOILE ROUTE was unveiled on Monday, it will take place from July 2 to 24 and will include nine stopover towns: Dunkirk, Le Havre, Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue, Dielette, Erquy, La Baule, Châtelaillon-Plage, Royan and Serre-Ponçon, its terminus. Note that five coastal courses will be run, including one of 95 miles.
MUTUELLE BLEUE and L’INSTITUT CURIE have joined forces to become title partners of Corentin Horeau on the Solitaire du Figaro 2021, a project carried out in collaboration with the Hub by OC Sport.
THE HBF GROUP, who were already with him before via its Otio brand, will be Kito de Pavant‘s title partner on the Class40 circuit in 2021 and 2022.
THE NEW IMOCA RULES for the period 2021-2025 were adopted on April 15, with five axes: more sustainable performance, limitation of foils, reinforced safety, more boat performance and cost control.
MAXINE NOURY is the first woman to register for the Global Solo Challenge, a solo race launched by the Italian Marco Naninni, another French, PIERRE-HENRY MAHUL, registered this week after the Estonian LAURI ANDRESSEL.
JEAN GALFIONE has confirmed his commitment for two years on the Class40 circuit with his partner Serenis Consulting and on board the first Pogo S4, which is scheduled for launch at the end of May / early June.
AARHUS will host the European Nacra 17, 49er and 49er FX Championships in 2022 (July 5-10).
THE DIAM 24 OD CLASS and NASTRO ROSA are organizing a test-event from May 29 to 31 as part of the Venice Boat Show to showcase the Diam 24.
Registrations for the IRC EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP (June 22-27 in Hyères) are open.
IRC RECORDS was officially launched this week, an initiative aimed at allowing anyone to set off on attempts to set IRC corrected time records on multiple set routes.
SARA NAV, an application allowing blind sailors to skipper a sailboat independently, will be launched on May 7, available in French and English on the Apple store. Sponsored by Damien Seguin, this application was developed by the Brest Association Orion following a call for projects launched by Unadev.
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