Black Star Sailing Team
Switzerland’s Black Star Sailing Team is becoming one of the most experienced teams on the GC32 Racing Tour despite having only joined the flying catamaran circuit at the beginning of 2019. This campaign is masterminded by former A-Class catamaran sailor Christian Zuerrer with the assistance of former Armin Strom Sailing Team skipper and renowned Olympic Star sailor Flavio Marazzi.
In 2019 Zuerrer returned to sailing after a hiatus for a few years. “I was looking around at what were good opportunities for a multihull sailor and the only boat I found that was suitable was the GC32,” he says.
On board Zuerrer prefers to operate the mainsheet rather than helm, hence why Black Star Sailing Team doesn’t appear in the Owner-Driver rankings for the season. For 2023, steering will be former GC32 Racing Tour winner Franck Cammas while also new the team is Emirates Team New Zealand’s Guy Endean. Still on board are Pierluigi de Felice, who competed in the 36th America’s Cup with Luna Rossa and Britain’s Will Alloway.
Crew for 2023
Christian Zuerrer (SUI) – mainsheet
Franck Cammas (FRA) – helm
Pier Luigi de Felice (ITA)
Guy Endean (NZL)
Will Alloway (GBR)
For more information see the Black Star Sailing Team website