The reason for this day trip to Paris was Bruno Troublé the mastermind of the Louis Vuitton Cup, a very charismatic personality in the international sailing world.
He did spend part of his life organising sailing events, negotiating contracts, and sailing on many differnt boats.
Some years ago when I landed the first time in Auckland I saw the advertisement from Louis Vuitton
“To sail in the Americas’ Cup you first have to win the Louis Vuitton Cup” a clear and strong message.
I still remember the days as a young Laser sailor training on the lake Lugano spending every few years the nights in front of the TV watching the Louis Vuitton Cup, followed then by the America’s Cup.
At that time it seemed a world so far away.
Read the Wave article about Bruno Troublé