A day trip to Paris

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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

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It’s quite some time ago since the last cover on Skippers magazine, and finally with a bit of a surprise here we have one. The magazine is the December – March issue. Took the photo in Zurich during the 2012 Volvo Match Race Cup. Right before the start of the race a was on-board with the CicaCER team. A few maneuvers to warm up every body in the crew was a great chance to get some really close action photos.
The surprise is right during the event I didn’t realized the power of this photo. Back home several weeks after when Brice the chief editor called me that he is looking for a cover image with the girls team I finally found it. As always selection of the photos is as difficult as shooting, it’s so easy to miss a good photo.
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