Americas Cup 2017 teams – Groupama Team France
One of the last arrivals to Bermuda were the French team Groupama. Team France got here in March and are rank outsiders to win the 35th Americas Cup after finishing a distant last in the preceding World Series event. The team is skippered by 44-year old Frenchman Franck Cammas, who has an impressive sailing CV but will compete in his first ever Americas Cup. Cammas is also an accomplished piano player and skier and has been sailing since he was 10.
Cammas developed the Groupama Team with Michel Desjoyeaux and Olivier de Kersauson in an attempt to take the Americas Cup back to France for the first time.
Groupama Team France have the tough opening day task of taking on title defendants Team Oracle in the first qualification race on May 26th. The French maybe the underdogs but the charismatic Cammas is determined to pull off a surprise.
Major sponsors: Groupama, Norauto, Musto