Sunday, 30 January 2011

Mini Soitec developments

It’s official, I have signed contracts with Soitec and will be racing Mini Soitec for the 2011 season.

I want to say a big thank you to Andre Auberton and all his staff from Soitec that have given me this excellent opportunity.

On the 25th I visited La Rochelle to have a more detailed inspection of the boat. I met with Marine Chiaberto a Soitec representative, a bailiff and Jean Saucet from La Rochelle (project manager for Mini Soitec), to do a detailed inventory and run through the boat. It was great to see the boat again, it was even better than I remembered.

Then on the 27th I had a great day visiting the Soitec offices just outside Grenoble, where I signed the contracts and had a tour of the site. It was really helpful to put names to faces of all the people from Soitec that have been helping and to have a better understanding of the company.

From Grenoble I went up to Courchevel for the annual ski with a group I sail with… it’s a hard life!

This is Marine and I at the boat in the shed at La Rochelle.

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