K-Challenge Team France

K-Challenge Team France is skippered by French Nacra 17 Tokyo Olympic representative Quentin Delapierre of the K-Challenge French SailGP team .

Delapierre has some GC32 experience, standing in for Erik Maris on Zoulou during training. “I think it is a really good boat,” he says. “It is really reliable, which is a very strong point for a foiling boat. It is one of the first classes of foiling boat and it is still there, which is pretty good. I am very happy to join the GC32 Racing Tour. It is nice to discover a new class.”

As with the other new teams, Delapierre acknowledges that their time on the boat has been limited. The training they have done has been in Lagos, a venue he likes: “We’ve had some really good conditions. It can be windy which I like. If there is flat water and big wind it will be good fun. We’ll see what it is like if we get an on-shore wind.”