The Norauto team, bearing the French flag, will be making its debut soon at the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series. This team powered by Groupama Team France will be part of the Extreme Sailing Series fleet when they take to the waters in the event that will be held in Lisbon in October.
This team is a wild card entry for the penultimate race of the Extreme Sailing Series that will be held in Portugal’s capital city Lisbon from 6th to 9th October. There will be nine top teams from around the world and hydro-foiling GC32s that will be making its first appearance in Lisbon.
The lineup of the Norauto team will feature Groupama Team France sailors. Adam Minoprio, a young Kiwi, with previous Extreme Sailing Series experience and a World Match racing champion will be leading the Norauto pack. He is pretty much excited about this new challenge and is happy to be invited to take part in the event, after cancelling a Yacht Charter in Zadar to be there. He is looking forward to racing against all the other GC32’s in the race. He feels that this race would be a big challenge for the debutantes, but is geared up to face the top racing teams.
Mionoprio said that Lisbon is a great place with a massive river and the ideal sea breeze that ensures a good and hard fought race. The team is coming into the Lisbon event at the back of a very good victory on their G32 in Spain’s Sotogrande and will be looking to take the positives out of the race into this new racing challenge. Four out of the five member crew of Norauto team have experience in Extreme Sailing Series and this will be a major boost to the debuting team. There will be four days of racing at the Act 7 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Lisbon.