Team France Jeune
Team France Jeune is associated with Groupama Team France, whose skipper, Franck Cammas, steered NORAUTO to victory in the 2016 GC32 Racing Tour.
According to Team Manager, Louis Viat, selection for Team France Jeune began in November 2015. Last year their squad was narrowed to 15 and spent three months training in the GC32. In December was further reduced to eight – all coming to Riva this week. This spring the team has continued training in Brittany.
Skipper and helmsman, Robin Follin is a leading match racer and was crowned French champion in this discipline in March. Tactician Valentin Sipan is an Olympic 470 sailor while the rest are either from Follin’s match racing crew or have experience in Olympic or multihull classes such as the F18. Bowman Tim Lapouw has spent a year in this position on Alinghi’s GC32.