Franck Cammas and the Groupama Challenge

Discussion in 'America's Cup and other races' started by PetiteRats, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. PetiteRats New Member

    The French challenge lead by Franck Cammas makes for the required four challengers in order to resolve the situation with Australia Challenger of Record dropping out of over the America's Cup leaving San Francisco and the resulting problems that creates for sponsorship money. Cammas, winner of the Jules Verne trophy in the monster multihull and winner of the Volvo Round the World in monohull represents a credible America's Cup challenger.

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    If Groupmama provides the basic support, Cammas experience and skills combined with the French manufacturing expertise in multihulls would be a strong challenger for the Cup. One of the issues though is that Cammas is simultaneously trying to place on the French Olympic team for the new Nacra 17 multihull. Both campaigns require 100% commitment and Cammas will have to choose one or the other or likely lose out on both. A great video interview series by Shirley Robinson on CNN-Sailing.

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