Aleph Team France becomes official 34th America's Cup Challenger
[Source: Aleph Team France] A major milestone has been reached by ALEPH, challenge led by the tandem Pacé Bertrand and Alain Gautier. The inscription of the French project has just been validated by the Golden Gate Yacht Club. ALEPH officially becomes a challenger for the 34th America's Cup. Backed by the French Sailing Federation, the French challenger gets the official status of "Team of France for the 34th America's Cup" and is renamed "ALEPH-TEAM FRANCE".
Russell Coutts: "The news that ALEPH - TEAM FRANCE joins the ranks of official 34th America's Cup competitors is great."
Jean-Pierre Champion, President of the French Sailing Federation (FFV): "It is a satisfaction to see the project we are backing become an official challenger. We're not there yet but a milestone has been achieved and we are very happy. In addition, this inscription gives us the right to name this project "Team of France", as promised. After the French Olympic Sailing Team and the French Match Racing Team it is the 3rd French team and we wish as much success as the first two."
Bertrand Pacé: "Representing your country is an immense privilege, another reason not to disappoint and be up to the challenge. True to its strategy, ALEPH - TEAM FRANCE will continue to gather the French talents who want to promote the collective result. "
Alain Gautier: "For each team member this is a moment of pride and emotion. The team spirit cultivated by the French teams in handball, athletics, swimming, or more recently the brilliant French team in Olympic sailing is a source of inspiration for ALEPH - TEAM FRANCE: success is built in the strength of a team, both in individual as well as team sports. "
ALEPH - TEAM FRANCE is the 4th international project to become an official 34th America's Cup Challenger and continues its efforts to complete its financial partnership before March 2011. The new format set by the organization will offer ALEPH - TEAM FRANCE sponsors unprecedented media exposure.