SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN)
The Danish-flagged syndicate, SAP Extreme Sailing Team, is backed by world-leading software and software-services provider SAP who is also the Series’ Official Technical Partner. Co-skippers Gram-Hansen and Køstner both boast titles on the World Match Racing Tour as well as stints in the America’s Cup and are both old hands in the Extreme Sailing Series. Gram-Hansen takes turns on the helm with Kiwi Match Racer and America’s Cup sailor, Adam Minoprio, stepping back as coach when he is not on the boat. Minoprio will swap in as helm with Gram-Hansen throughout the season.
Three-time America’s Cup sailor Pierluigi de Felice returns as headsail trimmer while Mads Emil Stephensen, the youngest sailor in the team and silver medallist in the youth 49er World Championships, returns to the team as trim assist and grinder. British Moth sailor Richard Mason joins the crew in 2017 as bowman.<Team Website »