Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Audi MedCup: Audi A1 Team Powered by ALL4ONE gets ready for the Marseille Trophy

ALL4ONE training in Marseille. Image copyright Richard Walch.

by Stephanie Nadin

Audi A1 powered by ALL4ONE is back for the second event of the Audi MedCup Circuit 2010: the Marseille Trophy (Marseille, France, June 15-20).

After a very good start for their first participation in the Audi MedCup in Cascais, Portugal, (where the French-German team finished second), Jochen Schümann and his crew members are eager to carry on working hard and improving, but also to continue to achieve some good results.

Jochen Schümann, Skipper and Sports Director: "we are looking forward to achieving a similar good result as we did in the starting event in Cascais where we finished second, so if we are in that surrounding, I think we will be more than happy."

Sebastien Col, Tactician: "the Audi MedCup is a great chance for Audi A1 powered by ALL4ONE, as this circuit makes it possible for us to sail a lot together. I really felt that complicity and trust developed a lot amongst the team members since the Portugal Trophy, and it is really positive. We even made an other nice performance following the Portugal Trophy with the Louis Vuitton Trophy - La Maddalena, where the team finished 3rd, and which shows that the team has moved a step up. A collective trust has developed, and most of the time this is how good results can be achieved. The Marseille Trophy will help us to improve even more."

ALL4ONE training in Marseille. Image copyright Richard Walch.

Audi A1 powered by ALL4ONE has already been training for two days in the beautiful Marseille bay, where the races will start tomorrow with the "official training race". Racing will be fully on from Wednesday 16 to Sunday 20, where the winner of the Marseille Trophy will be crowned after a week of tough competitions.

For this second event, the team will be formed of:

Jochen Schümann GER - Skipper and Helmsman (3 America's Cup - 2 wins, 3 Olympic gold medals, et 1 Olympic silver medal)
Jean-Marie Dauris FRA - Bow (2 America's Cup)
Michi Müller GER - Foredeck-grinder (1 America's Cup, 1 Volvo Ocean Race)
Albert Jacobsoone FRA - Pit (7 America's Cup)
Gilles Favennec FRA - Foredeck-grinder (2 America's Cup, Equipe de France de Match Racing with Sebastien Col)
Sébastien Col FRA - Tactician (2 America's Cup, Equipe de France de Match Racing, Helmsman for team ALL4ONE in Louis Vuitton Trophy)
Philippe Mourniac FRA - Navigator (3 America's Cup, multihull)
Christian Scherrer SUI - Jib trimmer (4 America's Cup - 1 win, Whitbread)
Peter van Niekerk NED - Spinnaker trimmer-grinder (2 America's Cup - 2 wins)
Jorge Ondo ESP - Grinder (1 America's Cup)
Paolo Bassani ITA - Floater and boat captain (3 America's Cup, Whitbread)
Luke Molloy AUS - Main sail trimmer (1 America's Cup, Volvo Ocean Race)

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