Launch of the TF35 fleet


ARTEXPLORA (FRA 9)

Boat Owner: Frédéric Jousset (FRA)
Tactician: Fabien Henry (FRA)

The story of the ArtExplora sailing team is quite incredible.

While he was climbing Mt Everest in the spring of 2019, french entrepreneur Frédéric Jousset received an email from a potential TF35 team looking for an investor.

Not only did Frederic liked the idea as a challenge itself, but creating a sailing crew that would echo his new Art Explora Foundation made sense to him. And so the exceptional journey of our TF35 team as a cultural sponsor began.

"What immediately appealed to us about racing on the TF35 was not only the feeling we were about to experience, but also the technological challenge we would face"  Jousset explains.  

With Jousset having had no prior sailing experience at such a level, focus of the first year will be progress. The new team has to train to become number one, and Jousset himself has to go from top-level investor and cultural patron to top-level racer.

Excited about the prospect, Jousset explains: "Its thin hulls as well as the size of its sails gives it a real elegance. It is a stylish yet sporty boat that gives a real impression of a flying machine. Its agility and its ease to take off very early, very fast thanks to its concept of curved T-Foils with assisted flight control system is truly incredible.

To find out more about the Art Explora Foundation visit: www.artexplora.org

 

TEAM ARTEXPLORA CREW LIST

Helm:  Frédéric Jousset (FRA) 

Tactician: Fabien Henry (FRA) 

Mainsail: Arnaud Jarlegan (FRA) 

Mainsail traveller: Damien Iehl (FRA) / Yvan Ravussin (SUI)

Bowman: Devan le Bihan (FRA) / Christophe André (FRA)

Headsail trimmer: Valentin Sipan (FRA)

 

Spare crew:  Yvan Ravussin (SUI) / Christophe André (FRA)

Boat captain: Yvan Ravussin (SUI)

Shore crew:  Jimmy Lebaut (FRA)

 

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