There will also be a French syndicate among the challengers of the 37th America's Cup of sailing, in Barcelona. The organizers of the event welcomed, spreading the news, the Société nautique de Saint-Tropez, which in 2024 will field the K-Challenge Racing .
The team will be led by Stephane Kandler and Bruno Dubois.
The transalpine challenge had already been accepted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron - which holds the trophy - today it was formally announced by the organizers.
"Bruno Dubois and I are very excited to join the other Challengers - said the CEO of K-Challenge Racing, Stephane Kandler -. We have been working behind the scenes for almost a year and we expect great things by the end of this month".
The CEO of the 37th America's Cup, Grant Dalton, added that "it is great to have a French team again in the America's Cup as the fifth challenger: it will undoubtedly enrich the event that already promises to be extraordinary in Barcelona. France is a nation that has a great sailing tradition but, despite this, it is no mean feat to have an America's Cup team: I congratulate Stephane, Bruno and the Société nautique de Saint-Tropez, who have worked tirelessly to get to this point".
K-Challenge last played the America's Cup in the 32nd edition, in Valencia (Spain), in 2007: later it will announce more details about its campaign.