Please select your home edition
Edition
Auckland On Water Boat Show

China Team announces crew for Naples World Series

by Stephanie Martin on 14 Mar 2012
China Team in action - America’s Cup World Series - Day 7, 18 September 2011 Ben Gladwell http://www.sail-world.com/nz
China Team, the Chinese challenger for the America’s Cup 34 Sailing regatta to take place in San Francisco in the summer of 2013, has announced the crew to compete at the Naples AC World Series (April 7-15, 2012) is ready and have all arrived at the Serenity Marina in Sanya, the China Team base, to start training for the upcoming competition.

Among the eight crew members, two skippers will be training on the recently acquired Ventilo M2 catamarans for the exclusive position of China Team skipper in Sanya.

Fred Le Peutrec is a sailing veteran and one of the most experienced multihull skippers in the world. Fred has accumulated a number of world records, including the 'Jules Verne Trophy' (previously called 'The Race' around the world) three times (with Loick Peyron (2012), Franck Cammas (2010), Grant Dalton (2001)); he has been winner of the ORMA (trimaran) championships and has been in the top 3 on numerous occasions for World Championships and various multihull categories.

The second skipper is already a China Team member - Phil Robertson. At only 25 years old, Phil fronts WAKA Racing, a tight team of top young sailors, and has already won many major regattas. He is eighth worldwide on the World Match Racing Tour rankings and is aiming for number 1. Phil has placed in the top three in over 20 races in the past two years as skipper.

Wang Chaoyong, chairman of China Team, says 'We are fully committed to creating an environment for our sailors that will enable them to compete at the same level as their competitors. Training and practice is a key element of success and we will make sure that China Team sailors are ready for the upcoming races. With Sanya’s close-to-ideal sailing conditions all year round , and our new team base in the world-class Serenity Marina, the China Team crew will be able to practice in between all races, as well as support the training of the Chinese athletes'.

China Team’s international crew will be training in Sanya from March 14 to 29, 2012, and will be heading to Naples for the upcoming America’s Cup World Series, to compete against the 10 other teams which represent the challengers and the defender of the America’s Cup.

Five years after China entered the America’s Cup race for the first time, China is back in the competition with China Team under the leadership of chairman Wang Chaoyong and led by the 25 year America Cup veteran Thierry Barot. This new challenger team will feature mainly Chinese sailors, on a China-built boat.

Website here
T Clewring J-classupffront 660x82Newport Boat Show 2016 660x82

Related Articles

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Crew catch up - Meet Dhruv Boruah
After crew members have completed their global ocean adventure, some go back to their previous lives and occupations After crew members have completed their global ocean adventure, some go back to their previous lives and occupations, some decide on a future in the marine industry, some take time out to assess their next move in life and others seek their next challenge.
Posted today at 5:49 am
Changing of the Guard at Melges 20 Worlds, Freides takes over
The second day of racing at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship featured two races under shifty conditions 2016 Melges 20 World Championship - The second day of racing at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino featured two races under shifty conditions, shaking up the standings and making Drew Freides' Pacific Yankee the new leader with a one point advantage over Michael Illbruck on Pinta now seated in second place.
Posted today at 4:40 am
Vendée Globe – Yann Eliès and his team relaunch 60-ft IMOCA in Lorient
Yann is now on the final stretch before the event and will be taking part in the three training courses. Yann is now on the final stretch before the event and will be taking part in the three training courses organised at the Finistère Ocean Racing Centre in Port-la-Forêt (Brittany). He will also take part in the Azimut Trophy. Yann Eliès tells us about the work that has been done and what lies ahead in the final part of his preparation.
Posted on 26 Aug
Vendée Globe – A long trip between France and Iceland for Heerema
After completing two solo transatlantic crossings in the spring, Pieter Heerema is currently on his third major trip. After completing two solo transatlantic crossings in the spring, Pieter Heerema is currently on his third major trip. Thanks to this voyage from France to Iceland and back, the Dutch skipper is finding out more about No Way Back, the new generation IMOCA on which he will line up on 6th November
Posted on 26 Aug
Phoenix returns and Cayard is back for the TP52 World Championships
Richard Cohen will compete at the championships in Mahón, Menorca, with Phoenix, which will be skippered by Paul Cayard. The carefully assembled team includes a core group of sailors who have many years of experience in the class, but Cayard cautions that their initial objective is to learn and improve together in line with their long term goal, to be competitive on the 2017 52 Super Series.
Posted on 26 Aug
Michael Marshall triumphs at J/22 World Championship
With a second place finish in Thursday’s only race, Mike Marshall, Todd Hiller and Luke Lawrence are the champions. Heading into the 10th and final race, Marshall and Chris Doyle were tied on points at 30. As the 41 teams arrived at CORK in the morning, the after effects of an overnight storm left breeze in the mid-20s, so the Race Committee postponed on shore.
Posted on 25 Aug
Best pictures of the first 4 Acts of the Extreme Sailing Series™
An influx of fresh talent have all added to the hype, but the greatest evolution is the replacement of the Extreme 40. An influx of fresh talent, new venues and a revised race format have all added to the hype, but the greatest evolution is the replacement of the Extreme 40 by a smaller, faster catamaran: the flying GC32.
Posted on 25 Aug
Return to Russia for the Extreme Sailing Series™
Joining the fleet as the season heads into its second half is Gazprom Team Russia, led by WMRT champion, Phil Robertson. With one week to go, the fleet returns to St Petersburg for the fifth Act of the season, presented by SAP, 35 of the world’s best sailors are getting their heads in the game and preparing for the one of the trickiest venues of the season so far.
Posted on 25 Aug
Marshall and Doyle tied on points at J/22 World Championship
By way of a victory in Wednesday’s third race, Mike Marshall, Todd Hiller and Luke Lawrence are tied at 30 points By way of a victory in Wednesday’s third race, Mike Marshall, Todd Hiller and Luke Lawrence are tied at 30 points with Chris Doyle, Will Harris and Adam Burns. Jeff Todd is still in the hunt in third place with 35 points.
Posted on 24 Aug
Debriefing the 2016 Rio Olympics—Sailing news North America and beyond
Editorial Editorial
Posted on 23 Aug