All4One: A New Team is Born

Another French-German connection is turning a vision to reality. Two sailing enthusiasts, Stephan Kandler (CEO of K-Challenge) from France and three times Olympic Champion and two times America's Cup winner Jochen Schumann from Germany, teamed up to create the sailing campaign ALL4ONE.
ALL4ONE has the goal to take up the most challenging and demanding achievements of international team sailing. And the story starts now with the participation of ALL4ONE in the Louis Vuitton Trophy.
The team has set priorities on four international sailing circuits - Louis Vuitton Trophy, TP52, RC44, World Match Racing Tour.
ALL4ONE's crew will be formed of:
  1. Jean-Marie Dauris FRA - Bow (2 America's Cup campaigns)
  2. Christophe Andre FRA - Mid-bow (1 America's Cup campaign, French Match Racing Team)
  3. Michi Muller GER - Mast (1 America's Cup campaign, Volvo Ocean Race)
  4. Albert Jacobsoone FRA - Pit (7 America's Cup campaigns)
  5. Gilles Favennec FRA - Pit Assist (2 America's Cup campaigns, French Match Racing Team)
  6. Carlo Castellano ITA - Grinder (3 America's Cup campaigns)
  7. Jorge Ondo ESP - Grinder (1 America's Cup campaign)
  8. Virgilio Torrecilla ESP - Afterguard Grinder (2 America's Cup campaigns)
  9. Christian Scherrer SUI - Jib Trimmer (3 America's Cup campaigns, 1 win, Whitbread)
  10. Matti Paschen GER - Spinnaker Trimmer (1 America's Cup campaign)
  11. Peter van Niekerk NED - Mainsail Grinder (2 America's Cup campaigns, 2 wins)
  12. Yann Gouniot FRA - Mainsail Trimmer (5 America's Cup campaigns, 1 win)
  13. Jordi Calafat ESP - Traveller (1 America's Cup campaign, 1 win, Volvo Ocean Race, Olympic Gold Medalist)
  14. Sebastien Col FRA - Helmsman (2 America's Cup campaigns, French Match Racing Team)
  15. John Cutler NZL - Tactician (5 America's Cup campaigns, Olympic Bronze Medalist)
  16. Philippe Mourniac FRA - Navigator (3 America's Cup campaigns, multihull)
  17. Jochen Schumann GER - Skipper and Strategist (3 America's Cup campaigns, 2 wins, 3 times Olympic Gold Medalist, and 1 Silver Olympic medal)
  18. Andrea Pavan ITA - Grinder (1 America's Cup campaign)
The team arrived today in Valencia, Spain, where the team members will take up a one week session of sea trials and testing with FRA93.
The French-German team's boat will be teamed up with GBR75 to sail as a pair in the Louis Vuitton Trophy - Nice from 7 to 22 November.

Official website: www.all4onechallenge.com
All4One: A New Team is Born All4One: A New Team is Born Reviewed by Panos Douros on Thursday, October 15, 2009 Rating: 5

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