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French Social Ministries become partners of Team Jolokia

The French Social Ministries support Team Jolokia’s action by raising the awareness among the general public and staff working for the administrations. The crew of Team Jolokia has started the season with a survival training conducted by the French Navy.

Between 26-28th January, the crew members remained at the CESSAN training centre for survival and air rescue on the high seas of the French Navy in Lavéoc-Poulmic (France). The program for this two and a half day training was charged. The crew got to learn and practice survival techniques in realistic scenarios and how properly use the rescue and signalling equipment onboard. Thanks to the French Navy for its cordial reception!

Welcome the six new Team Members!


38 years old, Neuilly-Plaisance (Île de France, France)

Cécile is project manager for sports and freetime activities in Seine-Saint-Denis (Paris). She is really active and practices sports such as climbing or capoeira.


39 years old, Chevilly-Larue (île de France, France)

Mess has never sailed before, his first experience abroad will be with Team Jolokia. He is industrial designer and loves scuba diving.


57 years old, Saint-Maurice (France)

Corine works as geographer and urban planner. She loves to practice open air activities and is really excited about meeting new people.


25 years old, Savoy (Rhône-Alpes, France).

Juliette is 70% deaf but her condition has not stopped her to practice sports like rugby or surfing. She works as sales representative and hopes to find a whole new human dimension with Team Jolokia.


52 years old, Namur (Belgium)

Bruno works as deep sea capitain. He hopes to find the same team spirit in Team Jolokia as the one he has always encouraged in his vessels.


27 years old, Amsterdam (Netherlands).

Nynke is a journalist specialized in sailing. She walks with a constant limp due to an accident she had three years ago. She dreams of becoming reporter for Team Jolokia.

Short news

On the 18-19th March, Team Jolokia will attend the Economic, Social and Environnemental Council to give evidence for possitive managment practices onboard, which have allowed making diversity a collective strength!

In April, Team Jolokia will make it to Roscoff (North Brittany, France) to participate in the Edhec Yatch Race. Some student crews will get the chance to navigate on Team Jolokias VO’60, among them the winners of the Handi’voile Challenge organised by SopraSteria, a sailing competition where mixed crews of disabled and non-disabled people compete for a trophy. Students have until the 20th February to register their mixed teams and receive the support of SopraSteria to participate in this race!

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