Amateurs, enthusiasts, and dreamers

Published on June 1st, 2021

An entry in the inaugural fully crewed Ocean Globe Race, which celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the original 1973 Whitbread Round the World Race, is recruiting a skipper and team manager to lead the crew of Translated 9, a Swan 65 which will race around the world in the 2023 event.

The route embarks from Europe with the race format using the yacht technology available during the original race, meaning no GPS or mobile tools for navigation or modern weather technology. Furthermore, the plan for Translated 9 is for there to be a mostly novice crew — some 70 percent will be new to sailing.

“We are happy to get to the heart of the project by starting to build the crew that will represent us in this memorable undertaking,” said Marco Trombetti, CEO of Translated, who founded the company alongside Isabelle Andrieu. “We are looking for two professionals who want to seize this exceptional opportunity to lead a crew of brave amateurs, enthusiasts, and dreamers as they navigate the world.”

Interested parties can apply on the Translated9 website, by clicking the “Join the Crew” button on the home page through June 15 to fill out a questionnaire and post a resume. Besides extensive nautical experience, the ideal skipper and team manager will possess a great sense of adventure and desire to lead. The perks of the job include being part of a historic race and milestone event that embodies the best of humankind through dedication, courage and endurance.

The skipper and team manager will help select and train the new crew which will take place in two continents. The job starts in early summer with crew selection and training off the coast of Rome, to build teamwork, experience, and reach the qualifying nautical miles necessary to participate in the regatta. Another group will train starting in September on a twin boat moored on the coast of San Francisco, lead by legendary sailor Paul Cayard.

The skipper and team manager’s positions will last for approximately three years, as the race finishes in April 2024. The novice men and women who join the crew will be on board for approximately 50-day legs.

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