For readers of nautical magazines, François-Xavier Ricardou is not a stranger. After starting in 1994 as a journalist at Engine Boat Magazine then to Voile Magazine For 15 years, he was in charge of the equipment section of the magazine Sails & Sailboats . Enough to build up a nice nautical baggage. He joined the BoatIndustry team attracted by the extraordinary opportunities on how to process information offered by the web. His taste for images and video will be able to express himself fully.
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Briag Merlet is engineer training. He specializes in naval architecture with its own firm and has already worked in various shipyard design offices such as Vismara Marine . But if Briag knows design ships he also enjoys sailing. After many hours of sailing with his family, courses in the Glénans and student regattas, he also has two transatlantic races under his belt. And even though he put his bag ashore, he still had a way out to the open sea by becoming the owner of a small, affordable and transportable boat. He also collaborated with several newspapers such as Voile Magazine , Le Marin ...
Chloe Lottret ...has taken to boating through his reports. But the sea, she has had it in her since she was a child, when she used to walk on the beaches of the Finistère point. Since then, she hasn't let go of her taste for salt and didn't hesitate when she was asked to put her bag on board the BoatIndustry adventure. Curious, cheerful and tenacious, she conducts her interviews and reports with a steady hand to offer qualitative content to readers. Whether it's putting on an oilskin to test a motorboat, triggering her photo camera for a skipper's portrait or taking to the road to question a shipyard, Chloé is there to answer. With her touch of femininity endowed with a great innocence so useful for a journalist, she approaches the yachting news from all angles to better broadcast it.
Charly Fernbach is not a stranger in the nautical world . He started sailing dinghy (at 4 years old, he sailed with his parents on a Laser!). Very quickly he will look for speed, while sailing in a sport catamaran and then during long runs in a sand yacht on the Normandy beaches. After business studies, part of which at iNB he realizes that only the sea can bring him serenity. His professional career will therefore always be on the water: sailing instructor, charter skipper, courier, educator... Working alongside racing yachts in the structures site where it markets Pogos he too wanted to experience the pleasure of ocean racing. After a career rather devoted to cruising on monohulls and multihulls, here he is at the bar of a Mini 6.5 Pogo 3 with which he will run for 3 seasons to refine his technique for win the Mini Fastnet 2016 and get the 4th place in the Mini Transat in 2015 . One more string to his sailor's bow.
After 20 years of marketing Sails & Sailboats , Ludivine Rocca is leaving paper today to invest in the Internet with BoatIndustry. His long experience in the field gives him a very good vision of the market. Its know-how, its advice and its wide range of skills, both for local authorities and for nautical professionals, will enable effective communication strategies to be built.
Fan of water sports and water sports, Xavier Brossollet sailed the tropics for a long time. Trained as a salesman, he joined the BoatIndustry team to finally combine his professional experience with his passion for all things sailing and the world of the sea.