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NORAUTO

(FRA)

The French-flagged sailing team NORAUTO powered by Groupama Team France, will join the Extreme Sailing Series™ fleet at the penultimate event of the year in Lisbon. As official partner of the French America’s Cup team, the NORAUTO crew will include a stellar line up dominated by Groupama Team France sailors.


Adam Minoprio

Adam Minoprio

NZL

Skipper/Helm

The New Zealander, a crewmember of Groupama Team France, recently replaced Franck Cammas as skipper of Norauto. Minoprio competed onboard GAC Pindar in the 2015 Series and brings with him an impressive CV; youngest ever sailor to win the World Match Racing Tour, 2nd place in the Volvo Ocean Race on Camper ETNZ 2011-12, and another 2nd place on Team Brunel during the 2014-15 race.

Arnaud Jarlegan

Arnaud Jarlegan

FRA

Mainsail Trimmer

Jarlegan, who competed onboard Groupama sailing team alongside Franck Cammas in the 2014 Series, sails onboard Groupama Team France. He has had two Olympic Tornado campaigns alongside Billy Besson and is also the F18 World and European Champion.

Thierry Douillard

Thierry Douillard

FRA

Trimmer

Thierry, who competed onboard SAP Extreme Sailing Team in the 2014 & 2015 Series, is a multi-talented sailor. The 2006 World Match Racing champion is also an offshore racing expert, having competed on the ORMA (60ft trimaran) circuit and the MOD70 Spindrift in 2012. Thierry brings a wealth of experience to the table, having also completed two America’s Cup Challenger campaigns with Areva Challenge.

Matthieu Vandame

Matthieu Vandame

FRA

Trimmer

Vandame, a crew member onboard Groupama Team France, makes his debut in the Extreme Sailing Series in Act 7, Lisbon. Vandame is the 2012 F18 World Champion and winner of the 2015 Tour de France à la Voile (Spindrift).

Nicolas Heintz

Nicolas Heintz

FRA

Bowman

Heintz is a crewmember of Groupama Team France, a GC32 specialist and the European Match Racing Champion. Heintz has only recently joined the team and is said to have great potential.

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