Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE introduces 2012 Crew25/04/2012
Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE's crew will be formed of Olympic Champions and Experimented Sailors (America's Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, MedCup Circuit, Offshore sailing). Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE to invite new sailors to compete onboard during the season adidas continues its sponsorship with Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE. After having announced its European Tour programme for the coming season one month ago, Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE is now introducing its 2012 core crew.
Skippered by Jochen Schümann
For the third consecutive season, Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE will be skippered by Jochen Schümann (2 times winner of the America's Cup and 3 times Olympic Gold Medallist). The crew has been built with a strong heritage from the two past seasons. Some new comers will reinforce the team, such as successful Olympic sailors Pascal Rambeau (FRA) and Jordi Calafat (ESP), also winner of the America's Cup and currently leading the Volvo Ocean Race with team Telefonica. Boris Herrmann (young successful Offshore sailor), Juan Meseguer (from North Sails, very talented trimmer and also winner of the 33rd America's Cup with BMW Oracle Racing) and Ignacio Braquehais (top experimented mainsail trimmer with solid experience from the America's Cup and MedCup Circuit) will also be crucial assets for Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE to compete in the most prestigious European sailing events.
Joining the team especially for Kiel Week
Some talented German sailors will also join the team especially for Kiel Week. Jochen Schümann, Sports Director: "52 Series 2012 will be a transition season for TP class after the successful years of Audi MedCup. Only a few top teams will sail - a small, but very competitive fleet in 52 Series. Extra highlights in 2012 for Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE will be the races of "Kieler Woche" in June and of "Copa del Rey" in July. Both regattas are supported and key events for our main partner - Audi. Our core crew will sail together again, improved by few new Spanish and German sailors. We are looking forward to a challenging season 2012."
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