Nick Moloney joins Canada Ocean Racing as double-handed sailing partner for the 2023 Transat Jacques Vabre

Scott Shawyer, president, and skipper of Canada Ocean Racing, continues his journey towards becoming the first Canadian to finish the Vendée Globe by announcing Nick Moloney as his coach and double-handed sailing partner for the upcoming Transat Jacques Vabre.

With less than two months till the race start, Moloney, a three-times circumnavigator, returns to offshore sailing to stand alongside Shawyer in the upcoming 2023 Transat Jacques Vabre double handed offshore yacht race from France to Martinique which starts from the port of Le Harve on October 29th

No stranger to Transatlantic races, Moloney has sailed across the Atlantic 20 times and has raced around the world in three different sailing disciplines, establishing the fastest non-stop record in 2002 as part of the Maxi Catamaran Orange crew.

The solo non-stop 2004-2005 Vendée Globe became Moloney’s most infamous and heart-wrenching race, ending in near-disaster when his keel fell off in the South Atlantic after 80 days alone at sea.