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ALL4ONE Racing Team Back on the Extreme Sailing Series

Paris – 09.24.13 After having taking part for the first time to the Extreme Sailing Series in 2011 in Singapore, ALL4ONE Racing Team is back on the circuit this year, where the team will take the start of the Nice Act from the 3rd till the 6th of October 2013, under the colors of the first club™ by ALL4ONE.

With Jean-Christophe Mourniac (Skipper/Helmsman) leading the team, and with whom Stephane Kandler already chose to work two years ago, the team will be formed of French multihull specialists: Stephane Christidis will be the Mainsail Traveller, Arnaud Jarlegan will trim the headsails, Julien Cressant will be the bowman and Romain Petit will call tactics.
Stephane Christidis and Julien Cressant will also have the advantage of being locals, since Nice is their hometown, and that they know really well the race course of the “Bay of Angels”.

Stephane Kandler, ALL4ONE Racing Team’s CEO: “I am very excited to come back to the Extreme Sailing Series after our first Act in Singapore in 2011. The Series is one of the top professional sailing circuits in the world and it offers a true return on investment to our sponsors. The multihull will be increasingly more prominent in regattas throughout and one example is the America’s Cup. A team such as ALL4ONE must therefore participate in this event, especially considering the great French talent in this type of boats. As it has been the case in previous sailing events where we have successfully participated, such as the America’s Cup, the Louis Vuitton Trophy and the Audi MedCup, with prestigious sponsors (Areva, Audi, Soitec, Geodis, Canal+ or adidas), I put into practice methods inspired in the corporate world to be able to maximize the return for our partners and to improve the sporting performance element.”

Jean-Christophe Mourniac, Skipper: “The Extreme Sailing Series are a very interesting circuit where the sporting level is extremely high and where very well known teams participate. Everyone races on the same boat: the Extreme 40, a very fast multihull. We are lucky enough to be able to sail close to the public and do more than 30 races in each Act. The concept is magical, the organization is highly professional, and so the result is an exceptional circuit.
This will be the second time we participate in the Extreme Sailing Series with Stephane Kandler. The common goal is to perform as best as we can in Nice with the view of entering a boat for the entire 2014 season.”

Two sponsors will support the first club™ by ALL4ONE for this act: the first club™ and ID-PROM:

Denis Huré, the first club™ CEO, Title partner:
“The Extreme Sailing Series is changing the way sailing is seen in the same way the first club is changing the way companies reward their clients around the world. We are very happy “the first club: reward the world” boat will be taking part to this competition in Nice.
Sailing is as much about these unbelievable machines than the people riding them and at “the first club” our team always aims to become first!”

Laurent Terebus, ID-PROM CEO, Official Sponsor:
“As a real estate company, ID PROM carries a dynamic image, modern and completely different from the usual professionals of our business field. It seems to us that Sailing is the best compromise to showcase the values bound to sustainable development, esthetism, fluidity, competitiveness, and Stephane Kandler, who we’ve been following since its challenge in the America’s Cup, gives us the opportunity to communicate on our vision of our business in a different way, and at the international level, by welcoming us on board for his new challenge in Nice.”

the first club™ by ALL4ONE Crew:

Jean-Christophe Mourniac, Skipper/Helmsman, joined the Tornado French Team with his brother Philippe when he was 20; they became Tornado World runner-up in 1995 and in 2000, and they also were the substitutes for the Olympics in Atlanta (1996) and in Sydney (2000). Jean-Christophe started to sail in Formula 18 from there, and finished three times World runner-up (2000, 2001 and 2002). He also sailed in multihull 60 with Alain Gautier, Michel Desjoyeaux and Loick Peyron, in Extreme 40 and in D35 (two last seasons with Alain Gautier, winner of the Vulcain Trophy in 2011). In 2007, he won the Archipelago Raid in Formula 18 (F18 world champion). In 2012 he joined Team Alinghi as tactician in Extreme 40, then in 2013 he won the Route des Princes in MOD70 with Team Gitana.

Stephane Christidis, Mainsail Traveller, (470 European Champion / 49er French Olympic representative in London 2012)

Julien Cressant, Bow, (Multihull sailor / Artemis crew member in the last America’s Cup, Open 60 Multihull Sailor, Team Origin etc.)

Arnaud Jarlegan, Headsail Trimmer, (Nacra 17 Olympic sailor, Winner of the Tour de France à la Voile 2013 with Franck Cammas, Energy Team crew member for the America’s Cup World Series, F18 world champion, Tornado sailor)

Romain Petit, Tactician, (Multihull specialist: Extreme 40, F18)

>Follow ALL4ONE Racing Team on:
www.all4onechallenge.com

>Follow the competition on the Extreme Sailing Series web site:
www.extremesailingseries.com

the first club joins Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE as Official Sponsor

Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE introduces new Official Sponsor the first club™ on the occasion of Trofeo Conde de Godo in Barcelona (23-27 May), which is the first step of the French-German team 2012’s season.

Denis Huré, the first club™’s CEO, explains with lots of enthusiasm: “We are honoured to join as a sponsor of the ‘Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE.’ The partnership with this team is an opportunity for us to continue increasing brand awareness at an international level. The promise of the first club™ platform is to offer the most compelling digital solution to the loyalty, promotional and corporate incentive markets. As the first branded multilingual platform in the space, with millions of downloadable choices anywhere in the world, how you want it and whenever you want it. The platform can be integrated with a brand’s own loyalty points or miles. the first club™ has provided flexible solutions to international companies such as InterContinental Hotels Group PRIORITY CLUB® REWARDS, Sodexo Group and Edenred with more exciting partnership announcements to come.”

After the winter preparation that was organised by the Shore Team, followed by a training and tests session in Valencia early May with the sailors, Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE is now ready to start this new season with a lot of freshness and envy.

Stephane Kandler, ALL4ONE’s CEO, confirms: “We are delighted to get a new partner for our project who has been seduced by the similarities between our companies: multi-cultural and technology driven. Like ‘Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE,’ it is a young innovative and international company that wishes to approach the competition with a new strategy. After the winter works and the first successful tests made in Valencia at the beginning of May, we wish to validate some of our options in Barcelona during our first real racing conditions against our future competitors. This will enable us to keep on developing the boat for the season, which will see us participating to the 52 Super Series and the Kiel Week.
Unfortunately Jochen Schümann has not recovered yet fully from a hand injury, and Jordi Calafat finishes its round the world race with “Team Telefonica” (on the Volvo Ocean Race), so we will have a slightly different team for Barcelona. We have therefore found a promising solution as we will host a large part of the crew from the successful former Spanish TP52 “Bribon” on board, which will bring their history and new eye from their experience on another reference of the TP world. We will sail this regatta without pressure and our objective will be to play as many podiums as we can.”

Crew list for Trofeo Conde de Godo – Barcelona : 

  • Boris Herrmann – Navigator (GER) (German champion 505 class, 2008 Artemis Transat-2nd in Class40 (single-handed), 2009 Winner of the Global Ocean Race (double-handed around the world), Barcelona World Race)
  • Jean-Marie Dauris – Bow (FRA) (2 America’s Cup campaigns, MedCup Circuit, RC44, Olympics)
  • Paolo Bassani – Mid-Bow/Floater (ITA) (3 America’s Cup, Whitbread, MedCup Circuit)
  • Albert Jacobsoone – Pit (FRA) (7 America’s Cup campaigns, MedCup Circuit)
  • Pascal Rambeau – Strategist (FRA) (Olympic Medallist, Star World Champion, French Match Racing Team)
  • Juan Meseguer – Jib Trim (ESP) (2 America’s Cup, 1 win, Volvo Ocean Race, MedCup Circuit, Match Racing)
  • Gilles Favennec – Grinder (FRA) (2 America’s Cup campaigns, French Match Racing Team, MedCup Circuit)
  • Ignacio Braquehais – Main Trim (ESP) (4 America’s Cup, MedCup Circuit)
  • Stephane Kandler – Runner (FRA) (One Ton Cup, IMS 50)
  • Francesco Scalici – Mid-Bow – Grinder (ITA) for Trofeo Conde de Godo (1 America’s Cup, Louis Vuitton Trophy, MedCup Circuit-TP52 – 2009 to 2011)
  • Manuel Weiller Vidal – Tactician (ESP) for Trofeo Conde de Godo (MedCup Circuit in TP52 and GP42 since 2006, Coach for the Spanish Olympic match racing team since 2011, RC44, Melges 32)
  • Gonzalo Araujo – Helmsman (ESP) for Trofeo Conde de Godo (MedCup Circuit in TP52 since 2006, Volvo Ocean Race)

Shore Team :

  • Paolo Bassani (ITA) – Boat Captain
  • Stefano Riva (ITA) – Technical crew (2 America’s Cup, Louis Vuitton Trophy, TP52)
  • Diego Torrado (ESP) – Technical crew and sailor (Circuits IMS, GP42 and TP52 since 2006

Gonzalo Araujo, Helmsman for Trofeo Conde de Godo, (Former Helmsman for Bribon), concludes: “First of all, it is an honour to replace such a good sailor as Jochen, one of the best ever, and I’m of course very happy to come back into the TPs, and with Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE in particular, which has been one of the top teams in the Circuit in the past years. I’m glad to sail again the Trofeo Conde de Godó here in Barcelona, which is one of my favourite sailing places.
I’m very excited to sail with this crew, some of them are good friends, but all are professional sailors.
Anyway, for the Team it is the first regatta this season; so it’s a different approach than for other the teams.
There are some crew and boat changes this season, so for this first test the expectations are more on the process than on the results: the main goal is to start working again together, to understand the new boat configuration and performance, and to try to finish the week working as a crew, and well prepared for the next events.
As a helmsman, I will fight for every race as always, but with the main goal for the week in mind, as a part of a season that is still starting for the Team.”

The competition starts on Thursday!

Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE’s 2012 European Tour

  • Trofeo Conde de Godo, Barcelona, May 23-27
  • Kieler Woche, Kiel, June 16-24
  • Royal Cup, Palma, July 10-14
  • Copa del Rey, Palma, July 16-21
  • Valencia Cup, September 18-22

Original Document from Audi ALL4ONE website.

Team Extreme – the first club™ ready to get in the ring of the extreme sailing series in Singapore!

Singapore – 06.12.11 – Supported by Stephane Kandler, SOITEC and the first club™“Team Extreme – the first club™ is taking part in the Extreme Sailing Series in Singapore from 9th – 11th December, together with the fleet of the famous Extreme 40 catamarans.

After a first day that was dedicated to the boat’s assembling, (they can actually be entirely put in parts and shipped in containers from an event to the next one), Team Extreme – the first club™ has been training today with its 9 competitors, (Emirates Team New Zealand, Alinghi, Luna Rossa, Oman Air, Red Bull Extreme Sailing, to name a few), sailing today on the race course that stands in the heart of the city: a true nautical stadium where all spectators are VIPs, and where action will take place just in front of their eyes near the “Singapore Flyer”, that offers a fantastic view of the city from Singapore Barrage’s area.

Today’s training was very positive and productive for the young Team Extreme – the first club™, whose enthusiasm is communicative, and that will focus this week on achieving the best possible result for its first participation in the Extreme Sailing Series circuit.

Jean-Christophe Mourniac, Helmsman“the goal on this event is to discover a new team, to start a nice story, and to give our best while sailing, but we have to be realistic, as we get into the circuit at the end of the season when the other teams are well experienced. We will work hard as we are competitors, and we will discover the game at the same time, but giving our best whilst enjoying ourselves, as it is important. The first day has been very positive, we had good starts, and all the race simulations that we did with the rest of the group ended up with nice results, thanks to our starts, spontaneousness, boat speed, so I hope it will continue.”

Sebastien Col, Skipper, Tactician and Mainsail trimmer: “I discovered a lot of things today, a new crew, a new racing format, a new boat. It was really interesting, and quite fun, also with a lot of pleasure as the training went really well, with a good spirit. We start from very far, but with a solid basis. I think we will be able to play in this regatta in Singapore. I really enjoy it, as it’s physically demanding, we always have to be early in the manoeuvres, in order to have enough time for tactics. It’s really great, as 10 days ago I was sailing the Transat Jacques Vabre across the Atlantic, and the challenge to switch from one discipline to the other in sailing is really exciting for me, that’s really what I like.”

Christophe André, Bowman: “We did quite good training races today, where we’ve been fairly aggressive in order to allow ourselves a good start in the competition. But we have to remain humble and serene, as we are beginners on that boat, and we have a lot to learn. We’re very much looking forward to racing, after having validated our material and our way to work together on board. We know each other for a long time, as we’ve all sailed together at some point in the past. We now have to enjoy a lot, not to bother too much, and to face the difficulty to have had a short time for training with serenity. We just need to improve and get one lesson out of our work everyday. We just want to avoid big mistakes, and to try to play with the best teams while staying with the fleet.”

Franck Citeau, Genoa Trimmer: “I think that this new experience mixing capabilities is really great. Sailing with people who are match racing specialists, and that bring us a bit more rigor than what we are used to on small catamarans, is tremendously interesting. The mix between Jean-Christophe and I on one side, and Seb and Christophe on the other side, allows two worlds to meet, even if Christophe also has a lot of experience in multihull now. Our goal is to do the best possible result, to get a maximum of experience, and to enjoy. I think there is enough room to reach a good result, and in any case that will be our motivation.”

The first official races will be starting tomorrow, (Wednesday, December 7th).

TheFirstClub supports ALL4ONE in the Louis Vuitton Trophy

London, 11 June 2010. ALL4ONE will now carry the colours of TheFirstClub.com on its spinnaker in the Louis Vuitton Trophy. “We are really proud to welcome this company and all its team on board ALL4ONE. TheFirstClub.com’s philosophy perfectly fits with our international values”, announced today Stephane Kandler, French-German team ALL4ONE’s CEO.

TheFirstClub.com is an online instant rewards and incentive service especially dedicated to sales promotions, loyalty programmes, and corporate rewards and incentives, offering consumers the opportunity to download millions of choices of the latest digital content including music tracks, PC games and software and mobile content. Whether you choose to offer TheFirstClub.com gift vouchers or have a bespoke branded version of the service, TheFirstClub.com is the perfect tool to enhance your loyalty programmes, sales promotions and corporate rewards program.

TheFirstClub.com is the only rewards site of its kind, available worldwide. In an effort to continually enhance our offering, shortly movie blockbusters and TV series, audio books, eBooks and digital magazines will be available for download and unique promotions.

Denis Huré, C.E.O. of TFC International Ltd. states: “Denis Huré, C.E.O. of TFC International Ltd. states: “TheFirstClub.com (TFC) is very proud and excited to support the All4One team for the Louis Vuitton Trophy. At TFC we strongly believe in new challenges and we were seduced by the All4One spirit that is in perfect match with our own philosophy: the search for excellence, performance and innovation, the maximization of a remarkable international team spirit and experience that enhances our company at any level. We wish the All4One team the best of luck and are pleased to share this unique sailing experience with them.”

More information on TheFirstClub.com can be found by visiting www.thefirstclub.net.