Franck Cammas: He’s Baaaack:
Five months after an accident that nearly severed his foot while training on a GC32, Groupama Team France skipper Franck Cammas will be back at the helm when the team competes in New York City at the second event of the 2016 season of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series on May 7-8.
“From the point where Franck was sufficiently mobile during a series of training sessions aboard the GC32s that behave in a very violent manner, he will be fully capable on the AC45,” noted coach Bertrand Pacé. “As a result, the decision has been made quickly: Franck will be the helmsman on Groupama Team France in New York.”
While the accident forced Cammas to abandon his Nacra 17 prog…
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Premiere Sailing League USA Organizing 2016 Schedule:
Detroit, MI (April 20, 2016) – The Premiere Sailing League USA today announced Grosse Pointe Yacht Club (GPYC) as the first official stadium for the sport’s only American-based sailing league. GPYC, founded in 1914, is one of the country’s premier yacht clubs and a prominently visible landmark located on Lake St. Clair, less than 30 miles from downtown Detroit.
GPYC is the first of the 24 planned stadiums with which Premiere Sailing League USA will partner to hold nationwide Qualification Regattas. Optimizing a stadium-style atmosphere, each regatta will be held close to shore and will utilize the latest social media technologies to engage both live and virtual audiences…
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