[Source: Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE] The 2012 season is about to start, and Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE is getting ready to sail once more some of the most prestigious European sailing events.
For the third consecutive year, the German-French sailing platform “ALL4ONE” led by Jochen Schümann will set sails carrying proudly the Audi colours.
The team will continue to sail this year on its TP52 that was built one year ago in Sydney, Australia, and the boat is now being prepared for racing on the team’s base in Valencia.
Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE’s 2012 European Tour will start in Barcelona in May:
>Trofeo Conde de Godo, Barcelona, May 23-27
>Kieler Woche, Kiel, June 16-24
>Royal Cup, Palma, July 10-14
>Copa del Rey, Palma, July 16-21
>Valencia Cup, Valencia, September 18-22
Stephan Kandler, CEO of ALL4ONE comments on the coming season: “Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE starts its 3rd season and we are proud to bear Audi’s colours on the different seas in Europe. There are some challenges in the program we have chosen because we will sail in the biggest European sailing regattas such as the Copa del Rey and the Kiel Week. Sailing in these regattas will enable us to have some new faces on board around the core team, who has been sailing together for a few years now. It has always been one of the main goals of our platform to bring up new talents. It is a great opportunity for us to build with continuity and to prepare the future of sailing, and to be a strong platform for sponsors using our international marketing approach as well as the great hospitality and branding opportunities.”
Indeed, the team is aiming at integrating new talents from Audi Sailing Team Germany during the season.
Three-times Olympic champion and twice America’s Cup winner Jochen Schümann explains the team’s plan from the sports programme point of view: “I’m happy to come “home” with Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE, sailing for the first time with our TP52 in all races of Kiel Week 2012, and flying Kieler Yacht Club’s burgee. This will be a great opportunity to showcase Audi Sailing Team and our 52 Racer in Germany. Young Sailing Team Germany sailors and guests will have the chance to sail with us on board during daily races in Kiel.
Second main event in 2012 for Audi Sailing Team will be in July with the 31. Copa del Rey in Palma – just before the Olympics.
We look forward to a thrilling season – sailing in Baltic Sea and in Med again.”
One of the highlights of the 2012 sailing season for Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE will for sure be its participation to the Kiel Week for the first time with its TP52 in June, which is actually one of the largest racing events in the world, supported by Audi, and organised by one of the two famous Yacht Clubs bound to the French-German team: The Kieler Yacht Club.
The 2012 Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE’s crew list will be announced soon.
-Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE to take part to major European sailing events
– German-French pro sailing team will compete in Kiel Week for the first time
– Audi Sailing Team Germany sailors to be invited on board to sail with pro team during the season
– Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE to offer an exclusive international sponsorship platform with unique branding and hospitality opportunities