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)
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