Le Tour Voile 2021 à Serre-Ponçon

On the Market: The Diam 24 od will remain the class of the Tour Voile


ACHILLE NEBOUT will be Luke Berry‘s co-skipper aboard the Class40 Lamotte-Module Création on the Transat Jacques Vabre.

BORIS DIAW, a former NBA player now the team manager of the French team, will start the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie-Le Havre on November 7 at 1:30 p.m local time.



TIP & SHAFT is recruiting a video project manager as part of its development projects; permanent position, based in Lorient La Base, to be filled immediately.

MADINTEC, which has just recruited an electronic support race technician, remains open to offers and applications.

GLOBESAILOR, a cruise and boat rental agency, is looking for a creative web-marketing director. Permanent position to be filled immediately, in Lorient La Base or Paris.

THE OCEAN RACE is looking for a systems manager; position to be filled immediately until June 2023, based in Alicante (Spain).

OCEAN DATA SYSTEM is looking for a bilingual administrative and commercial manager in TPE; permanent position based in Lorient.

EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND is looking for a software engineer with excellent C++ programming skills.

TEAM MAITRE COQ is recruiting an in house on board systems manager for Yannick Bestaven’s future Imoca; a CDI position to be filled immediately, based in La Rochelle.

MMPROCESS is looking for a marine engineer to support its development, permanent position, to be filled immediately, based in Quiberon.

SEAIR who are engaged in projects to reduce the carbon footprint of motor boats using retractable and servo-controlled foil are offering permanent contracts (in Lorient) to:

  • a versatile technician for our workshop who has a a strong electrical focus
  • a designer / naval architect with marine experience
  • a structural and system engineer for the design office



THE SOLITAIRE DU FIGARO 2022 will start from Nantes and will finish to Piriac-sur-Mer.

THE SOLITAIRE DU FIGARO 2022 will start from Nantes and end in Piriac-sur-Mer.

THE SAEM VENDÉE, now the sole organizers, has announced that the second edition of the Vendée Arctic Les Sables d’Olonne (3,500 solo miles), the first qualifying event for the Vendée Globe which will start on June 12, 2022.

GIANCARLO PEDOTE and PRYSMIAN GROUP have announced that they again are setting out on a Vendée Globe campaign for the 2024 edition aboard the same boat (VPLP-Verdier design of 2015) and for which they are looking for other partners.

KOESIO, a French company specializing in digital services, will be the title partner of Erwan Le Roux on the Transat Jacques Vabre. And Armel Tripon and Benoît Marie, supported by a group of partners, will wear the colors of the association Les P’tits Doudous.

EDENRED, title partner of Basile Bourgnon on the Mini Transat EuroChef (and Emmanuel Le Roch in Class40), will accompany Laurent Bourgnon’s son on the Figaro Beneteau circuit from next year and for three years after.

ITALIA SAILING TEAM have announced its participation in the Imoca fleet in the The Ocean Race 2022-2023, the composition of the team, which will be led by Riccardo Simoneschi (organizer of the Nastro Rosa Tour), and the boat will be unveiled at a later date.

THE RACE AROUND: registrations for the round-the-world race (single-handed and double-handed) which will start in the summer of 2023 are open, a preliminaryNoR has been published.

THE DIAM24 ONE DESIGN will remain the class of the Tour Voile for the next three editions.

THE BARCOLANA 2021, for which it is still possible to register until September 30, creates for its 53rd edition (October 10) the Trofeo Generali – Women in Sailing, which will reward the first helmswoman of a mixed crew that will cross the finishing line.

MIRABAUD YACT RACING IMAGE: photographers wishing to participate in the 2021 edition of the competition have until October 5 to send their photo.



HUGO FEDRIGUCCI, a long time 49er specialist and who had just won a 69F Cup event with the Swiss Okalys Youth Project team, died in an accident 10 days ago. Tip & Shaft sends its condolences to his family and loved ones.

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