Santi Lange teaches Juan Kouyoumdjian the multihull basics

Posted on 03 October 2010 by Valencia Sailing

While the 30 D-One’s are racing in the first Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup guess who we bumped into in the Real Club Náutico Valencia?

The Argentinean duo Juan Kouyoumdjian and Santi Lange were busy preparing Lange’s Tornado, or better said Kouyoumdjian was learning from Lange the basics of Tornado and multihull sailing. Kouyoumdjian will certainly have one of the world’s best teachers since Lange won bronze medals in the Athens and Qingdao Olympics.

Kouyoumdjian is rumored to be, together with Tom Schnackenberg, the “grey matter” of the Artemis design team, one of the most plausible and serious potential America’s Cup challengers, at least for the moment. I asked him whether he thought it was possible to overcome the design and technological lead BMW Oracle have in winged catamarans and his reply was very straightforward: “If it weren’t possible we would certainly not be doing this!”

Santi Lange assembles his Tornado while Juan Kouyoumdjian is closely watching. Valencia, 3 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

Santi Lange assembles his Tornado while Juan Kouyoumdjian is closely watching. Valencia, 3 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

Santi Lange assembles his Tornado while Juan Kouyoumdjian is closely watching. Valencia, 3 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

Sweden’s campaign in the 34th America’s Cup definitely has “Spanish” flavor. It starts in Valencia with Argentineans. Valencia, 3 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

Sweden’s campaign in the 34th America’s Cup definitely has “Spanish” flavor. It starts in Valencia with Argentineans. Valencia, 3 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

9 Comments For This Post

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Adelante el Artemis!!
    Santi eres el mejor!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    ya decía yo que ví a Lange en bicicleta por la calle de la paz en Valencia esquivando coches.

    Joaquín

  3. Anonymous Says:

    artemis do not enter AC please !!!!!!!!

  4. Anonymous Says:

    "one of the most plausible and serious potential America's Cup challengers, at least for the moment"

    You are joking, aren't you?

    And their chief designer is just learning to sail a Tornado now? And Schnacks has designed precisely how many catamarans or wing rigs?? And Cayard has done how much multihull sailing???

    This isn't a plausible and serious AC team, it's the blind leading the blind.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    save your money!

  6. Anonymous Says:

    hope he does better with a multi than with a tp

  7. Anonymous Says:

    I hope he has the same luck he had with the last 2 Volvo campaigns.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    blblablabl all you multi haters are a joke.. get a life , and a cat ride.

    Artemis has a serious team: Hutchinson, Lange, Juan K, Cayard and many more.

    Go watch your super exiting monohull races..

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Performance sailors can transition well to multihulls. Did the doubters not see AC34?

    Paul Cayard has been pushing for professional catamaran sailing for years with Russell Coutts.

    Glad to see Artemis officially announce. The are going to be a great team to watch.







 

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