Argo is led by American Jason Carroll and began competing in 2007 in the Melges 32 class. Since then the team has won Melges 32 World Championship twice, the U.S. National Championship twice and the European Championship. The team has also been active in other classes winning the 2013 Viper North American Championship as well as many class victories with their Gunboat 62 Elvis. Argo acquired its GC 32 in October 2014 and immediately broke the Around Jamestown outright record. Argo finished third in the GC 32 class at Key West Race Week and competed in the Cowes Cup in 2015.
In its first full season last year Argo competed at four of the five events rounding off the season on a high with a second overall at Marseille One Design, tied on points with Malizia in the Owner-Driver Championship but swinging Argo’s way on countback.
The crew line-up may vary during the season but for the first event was due to be the same as Argo sailed with in February-March’s GC32 Championship in Oman, with Carroll supported by Antony Kotoun former Luna Rossa America’s Cup and Extreme Sailing Series winner Alister Richardson, plus Scott Norris and Mike Kushner.
SKIPPER-HELM: JASON CARROLL
Two time Melges 32 World Champion, Melges 32 US National Champion, Viper 640 North American Champion.
MAINSHEET: ANTONY KOTOUN
From: US Virgin Islands
J/24 World Champion, Moth sailor and two time Melges 32 World Champion with Team Argo
BOW/BOARDS: MIKE KUSCHNER
From: Minnesota, USA
Former Tornado and 29er sailor, currently campaigning for Rio 2016 in the 49er.
Quantum Key West Race Week – 3rd
Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour Cowes Cup – 5th
GC32 Riva Cup – 7th
GC32 Malcesine Cup – 4th
Copa del Rey MAPFRE – 5th
Marseille One Design – 2nd
Overall – 4th
Owner-driver Championship – 1st