The development work of the TF35 was spearheaded by a small group of engineers, working on the design and concept of the boat. The team worked hard to improve the weaker areas of the previous foiling catamaran design and further build on its strengths - the result, quicker take off limits, fully automated flight-control and foiling upwind and down.
Gonzalo Redondo - ESP
Chief designer, VPP & foil design
Artemis Racing AC35 & American Magic AC36
Founder and managing director of D3 Applied Technologies, specialized in high performance design. Team member of winning Volvo Ocean Race campaigns as well as Imoca 60’s and America’s Cup, first with Artemis Racing and now with American Magic. Designer of multiple foiling yachts and A-cat sailor. Gonzalo, as part of the TF35 Catamaran design team, is responsible of performance design and optimization of the new 35′ catamaran.
Dirk Kramers - USA/NED
Alinghi, Oracle Racing, BAR
After studies in Mechanical engineering Dirk first worked at the Royal Huisman Yard in 1972/73 Dirk then came to the US to pursue yacht design and engineering in 1974. He worked for Minneford Yacht Yard in NY, engineering and building aluminium racing yachts. In 1975 joined Ted Hood’s organization in Marblehead, Ma. During his tenure at Ted Hood’s he was involved in his first America’s cup campaign in 1977.
In 1980 he moved to Rhode Island and started Hall Engineering in Bristol, and became its managing partner. From Maxi Yachts to dinghies, as well as various industrial and architectural projects during this time, he participated in three more America’s cup Campaigns: for the French in ’83, The catamaran defence with Team DC in 1988, and Bill Koch’s America3campaign in 1992.
Since 1994, six more participations in America’s Cup design efforts took place: 1995: The America3Women’s Team, 2000: Young America for the NYYC; for the 2003, 2007, and 2010 campaigns: Chief engineer for the Swiss Alinghi team, 2013: Chief engineer for the Oracle team, and 2017: Head of engineering for the British BAR team. All in all, 11 cup campaigns, and being part of a winning team six times.
Luc Dubois - SUI
Flight system and software
3DL, Alinghi, ETNZ, BAR
Adam May – GBR
Artemis Racing, GBR Olympic team
Adam competed for Great Britain at the Sydney Olympics in the Tornado class, and is an aeronautical engineer by trade, having worked for Airbus UK in their wind tunnel and design office. He was a technical coach forTeam OriginandSkandia Team GBR, working closely with Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson during their successful 2008 and 2012 Olympic campaigns. Adam was part of the AC32Victory Challengeteam, before joiningArtemis Racingfor AC34.
Marc Menec – FRA
3D modeling and drawings
Artemis Racing, Team France, VOR, IMOCA
Marc has more than ten years of experience in the R & D departments of Olympic sailing teams, on yachts for such prestigious races as the America’s Cup, the Volvo Ocean Race and others.Expert in the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD), particularly 3D modeling, he has gained valuable experience in CFD, Composite, Naval Architecture, Building Methods and Project Management.In 2014, Marc founded IS & 3D ENG to offer its expertise to customers requiring 3D engineering services as part of the development of advanced technologies. He joined Foil and Co in 2016 for the engineering part 3D and design