Geneva – Armin Strom Sailing Team is proud to announce a fresh new team packed with both experienced foiling sailors and talented youngsters ready to take on the 2016 GC32 Racing Tour which starts in May.
Having spent winter ‘down under’ in New Zealand preparing for the 2016 European season skipper Flavio Marazzi has selected a strong international crew to go up against the nine other teams contesting this year’s GC32 Racing Tour title.
Armed with a new boat and a new crew Armin Strom Sailing Team is fully prepared to take on the challenge of the five tour events spanning Italy, Spain and France.
Backed by a strong, diverse blend of sailing backgrounds and experience within the team, Flavio says the goal for Armin Strom Sailing Team is simple.
“Our aim is to build on last year’s good work and our training in New Zealand, and be at the front of the fleet. We’ve put together a talented young crew with some very good sailors and it’s great to have nine other teams to line up against. We’re looking forward to some intense racing and what will surely be a very competitive series of events.”
The New Zealand Sessions
While in New Zealand and operating under the name Marwin Racing Team, the team based itself out of the Bay of Islands and Auckland. Trialing crew members were faced with a wide range of wind strengths and sea conditions in both training and racing environments.
Highlights include comfortably winning the Bay of Islands Race Week and completing a clean sweep of the Auckland Jack Tar Regatta with eight bullets.
The crew were featured on a variety of media outlets and showcased foiling as innovative, fast and highly physical sailing.
Final decisions on the team selection for the 2016 Racing Tour were based on skill, experience, fitness and attitude.