Friday, 18 December 2009
ALL4ONE in action in the Louis Vuitton Trophy off Nice. Image copyright Frank Socha.
by Stephanie Nadin
Jochen Schümann, ALL4ONE's Sports Director and Skipper: "Great to have a reliable schedule for Louis Vuitton Trophy events, after the success that was met in Nice Côte d'Azur in November 2009.
"ALL4ONE is already planning another overall crew training for February in Valencia on ACC boat, in order to prepare an upcoming busy season as one platform for four challenges with the Louis Vuitton Trophy events, the TP52 MedCup, the RC44 circuit and the World Match Racing Tour.
"We will sail in the Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland with same crews, building on our common experience from Nice. The 5th place in Nice has been a good starting point at our very first regatta as one team.
"ALL4ONE wants to improve and is targeting a top 4 place in Auckland.
"We are looking forward and we are prepared to face the other top professional teams in tight races in Auckland and La Maddalena.
"ALL4ONE appreciates that WSTA takes over the lead role in professional sailing."
Stephane Kandler, ALL4ONE's CEO: "the 2010 season's announcement in such prestigious cities is exciting news, while it is very promising in terms of spectacular racing pictures for the public, the medias and the sponsors worldwide.
"In less than six months, the World Sailing Teams Association and the Louis Vuitton Trophy, with a first event in Nice, were launched, finally allowing the professional sailing teams to offer an international, yearly and perennial preparation and communications platform.
"ALL4ONE's ambition is to become one of the best teams of its kind, while also taking part to the World Match Racing Tour, the TP52 and RC44 circuits. Our team will then be able to rely on an optimal sailing preparation program, but it will also be a permanent and 360 degrees communications platform for our sponsors.
"This is why ALL4ONE is so innovative. What we achieved in Nice was a very good start on both aspects, and I know that we have really great champions and collaborators in this team to manage all of that."
Louis Vuitton Trophy