Boat Owner: Frédéric Jousset (FRA)
The story of Team SAILFEVER is 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.
"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, the 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 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 the assisted flight control system is truly incredible.
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TEAM SAILFEVER CREWLIST
Helm: Frédéric Jousset (FRA)
Tactician: Loïck Peyron (FRA)
Mainsail trimmer: Arnaud Jarlegan (FRA)
Mainsail traveller: Yvan Ravussin (SUI) / Loïck Peyron (FRA)
Bowman: Devan le Bihan (FRA) / Matthieu Ravussin (SUI)
Headsail trimmer: Valentin Sipan (FRA)
Spare crew: Fabien Henry (FRA)
Boat captain: Yvan Ravussin (SUI)
Shore crew: Donatien Carme (FRA) / Laurane Mettraux (SUI)