Race related reshuffle

09 Mar 2017

Mr Volwater is looking forward to fulfilling his dream of working towards Team Akzo Nobel’s challenge in the forthcoming Volvo Ocean Race

Mr Volwater is looking forward to fulfilling his dream of working towards Team Akzo Nobel’s challenge in the forthcoming Volvo Ocean Race

Netherlands-headquartered commercial marine naval architects C-Job is reorganising its management team to allow Managing Director Job Volwater to move into the position of Commercial Director as Mr Volwater has accepted the position of Team Akzo Nobel Sailing Director for the duration of the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race.

C-Job Naval Architects was set up by Mr Volwater and Basjan Faber
ten years ago. Since then, the two men have expanded the business into what is
claimed today to be the largest independent ship design and engineering firm in
the Netherlands. Basjan Faber will move from Design Director to Managing
Director.

A passionate lifelong yachtsman, Mr Volwater is looking
forward to fulfilling his dream of working towards Team Akzo Nobel’s challenge
in the forthcoming Volvo Ocean Race. “As Sailing Team Director, I will be
responsible with all aspects related to the team’s sailing activities,” he
says. “This includes performance, crew safety, equipment and technical issues.”

Mr Volwater’s connections with C-Job will not go unmissed:
the Dutch naval architects office will be assisting Team Akzo Nobel with
engineering and design queries. “We have considerable experience working in the
yachting world,” continues Mr Volwater. “With detailed engineering and
construction, ship’s systems, layout and safety. This is where C-Job can and
will assist the team.”

In the position of Commercial Director at C-Job, Mr Volwater
will continue contributing a supporting role within the company’s sales team
for the 16-month duration of the sailing race, as perhaps to the slight frustration
of Mr Volwater, the Akzo Nobel Team Director role is a shorebased one.

The coming edition of the Volvo Ocean Race starts in Spain
on 14 October 2017. It then passes through Portugal, South Africa, Australia,
China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Brazil, USA, UK and Sweden before finishing in
the Netherlands in June 2018. The Dutch entry, Akzo Nobel, was the first team
to confirm entry for the 2017/18 edition of the race and recently appointed its
skipper Simeon Tienpont, and started building a new Volvo Ocean 65 race boat at
Persico Marine in Bergamo, Italy.

By Jake Frith

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