07/10/2012 11:00

Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE ready for the Royal Cup and the Copa del Rey in Palma de Mallorca!

Category: International

> Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE takes part to the Royal Cup in Palma de Mallorca from July 10-14
> The team will be sailing again with its usual competitors from the TP52 Super Series
> Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE will be sailing straight away after in the 4th stage of its 2012 European Tour: the Copa del Rey, still in Palma, from July 16-21
> Jordi Calafat will be joining the ALL4ONE team again as Tactician
Just coming back from Kiel Week, Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE is back to business in Spain for the next steps of the TP52 Super Series race calendar, which will be consecutive: the Royal Cup and the Copa del Rey.
Jordi Calafat is back this week and for the rest of the season as Tactician on board. This very talented Spanish sailor (America's Cup winner and Olympic Medallist), is just back from the Volvo Ocean Race, which he took part to with Team Telefonica. He comes to join the ALL4ONE crew again with a lot of enthusiasm, as he already sailed with the team in 2009 for the Louis Vuitton Trophy.
Jordi Calafat, Tactician, comments: "After a long time sailing on the Volvo 70, I feel very happy to sail again around the cans, with a fantastic team and with one of the smoother helmsman I have ever sailed with."
Another sailor is also back on board for the great satisfaction of the whole team: Jorge Ondo (ESP), a Grinder who took part to all the Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE's TP52 seasons since 2010.
So the French-German team is all gathered again to fight during these two coming competition weeks, that will be very intense, and for which the team has worked since the beginning of the season.
Stephane Kandler, ALL4ONE's CEO, coming back on the goals of the week for the team: "Palma de Mallorca is one of the most famous sailing fields for sailors. We are going to sail two regattas in a row: the Royal Cup and the Copa del Rey during which we will face high level teams. Our crew will be complete with the arrival of Spanish Jordi Calafat (Double olympic medalist and America's Cup winner), who will call tactics. The goal will be to play podiums regularly, inside an ever more numerous and competitive fleet. We will have to sail at our highest level in order to be well placed in these two very important regattas of the year."
The Royal Cup will start tomorrow with the official training race, and will be followed by the first races counting for the competition on Wednesday.
Crew list:
Boris Herrmann - Navigator (GER) (German champion 505 class, 2008 Artemis Transat-2nd in Class40 (single-handed), 2009 Winner of the Global Ocean Race (double-handed around the world), Barcelona World Race)
Jean-Marie Dauris - Bow (FRA) (2 America's Cup campaigns, MedCup Circuit, RC44, Olympics)
Paolo Bassani - Mid-Bow/Floater (ITA) (3 America's Cup, Whitbread, MedCup Circuit)
Albert Jacobsoone - Pit (FRA) (7 America's Cup campaigns, MedCup Circuit)
Pascal Rambeau - Strategist (FRA) (Olympic Medallist, Star World Champion, French Match Racing Team)
Juan Meseguer - Jib Trim (ESP) (2 America's Cup, 1 win, Volvo Ocean Race, MedCup Circuit, Match Racing)
Gilles Favennec - Grinder (FRA) (2 America's Cup campaigns, French Match Racing Team, MedCup Circuit)
Ignacio Braquehais - Main Trim (ESP) (4 America's Cup, MedCup Circuit)
Pietro Mantovani - Mid-Bow - Grinder (ITA) (2 America's Cup, winner Audi MedCup 2010 in GP42 series)
Jochen Sch├╝mann - Skipper/Helmsman (GER) (3 America's Cup campaigns-2 wins, 3 times Olympic Gold medallist and 1 silver medal)
Jorge Ondo - Grinder (ESP) (1 America's Cup, Circuit MedCup)
Jordi Calafat - Tactician (ESP) (1 America's Cup campaign, 1 win, Volvo Ocean Race, Olympic Medallist (Gold & Bronze))
Diego Torrado - Floater (ESP) (IMS, GP42 and TP52 Circuits since 2006)
Stephane Kandler - Floater (FRA) (One Ton Cup, IMS 50)
Shore Team:
Paolo Bassani (ITA) - Boat Captain
Stefano Riva (ITA) - Technical crew (2 America's Cup, Louis Vuitton Trophy, TP52)
Diego Torrado (ESP) - Technical crew and sailor (IMS, GP42 and TP52 Circuits since 2006)
Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE's 2012 European Tour
>Trofeo Conde de Godo, Barcelona, May 23-27
>Kieler Woche, Kiel, June 16-24
>Royal Cup, Palma, July 10-14
>Copa del Rey, Palma, July 16-21
>Valencia Cup, September 18-22