The French Sailing Federation is backing K-Challenge America’s Cup team with the awarding of the ‘Equipe de France’ label. The recognition highlights differences between the way countries and governments get behind America’s Cup teams.
Jean-Pierre Champion, President of the French Sailing Federation: “The French Sailing Federation has decided to give the ‘Equipe de France’ official label to K-Challenge for the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series and for the RC44 circuit. We think that this team has put in place a sports and technical organisation which deserves to get this label. The French Sailing Federation follows these international circuits with a great attention. We estimate that it is important to be in touch with the best international teams, and that France can reach the first spots. We trust these young sailors, some of which coming from the French Match Racing Team, and they deserve to be supported.”