The Norauto crew paired up with the team of America’s Cup to join the Extreme Sailing series. Norauto is a sailing team which comprises of Groupama Team France that joined the Extreme Sailing Series in Act 6 at Lisbon. This was one of the wild card entries in the act. In total there would be nine teams of world class caliber who would be sailing hydro foiling GC32s in a fleet in the debut race at Lisbon. This race will take place from 6th to 9th October.
The Norauto crew has joined as the team from the French America’s Cup. The lineup includes Groupama Team France members. It includes Kiwi Adam, 30 years of age and a racing champion of the World Match along with the experience of having sailed in the Extreme Sailing Series before. Befittingly he would be leading the team and he looks forward at the challenging race coming up.
Whilst it’s not always been Plain Sailing, he stated that he was happy to have been invited to be part of the race. He feels that it would be cool to race against the other members in the fleet that would be sailing. The fact that the race would be on the course defined, as well as on specific terms would make the race even more difficult.
However, it would also present the opportunity to race with top teams in the world. As for the venue, he stated that he was looking forward to experience the venue where the sea breeze is reliable and the river is a massive one.
The team has experienced victory with their GC32s in Spain. The team will surely get into the competition fast enough at the stadium style of racing that will happen in Lisbon. Fans too are looking forward to the excitement of this weekend race.