Groupama Team France challenge to the 35th America’s Cup was launched in late 2014 and is led by three of the most iconic and successful French sailors: Franck Cammas, Michel Desjoyeaux and Olivier de Kersauson, who have an incredible track record in both inshore, offshore and monohull, multihull international races.
Despite having contested several times in the world’s oldest sports trophy since the 70s, a French syndicate has never succeeded in winning the America’s Cup.
Groupama Team France is one of two teams that did not take part in the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco in the process of mounting a challenge for the 35th America’s Cup, the other being Softbank Team Japan.