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French offshore legend Franck Cammas and his long-term sponsor Groupama will compete in the next two editions of the Race in a boat designed by two-time race winner Juan Kouyoumdjian.


Visit the team website cammas-groupama.com
  • 2 Sep 2013
    Roaring Forties, chapter 36: New boy Franck upsets the odds

    You may have thought Groupama’s victory in the last race was a foregone conclusion from the off given Franck Cammas's impressive pedigree coming into the event as a champion sailor. In fact, at the…Read more

  • Jean-Luc Nelias onboard Groupama Sailing Team during leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Alicante, Spain to Cape Town, South Africa.
    19 Jul 2013
    40 years, 40 faces – Life at the Extreme

    We know not everyone is going to get to Alicante to see the 40 years, 40 faces exhibition at our Race Museum, so by popular demand we're including a few more examples online. This selection focuses on…Read more

  • Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas from France round Cape Horn at 12.55 UTC 30/03/12, in first place, during leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil.
    3 Jul 2013
    Cammas v Coville in fratricidal Tour de France clash

    Sailing’s Tour de France is shaping up as a fratricidal battle between members of the winning Groupama team from the last Volvo Ocean Race. Both Franck Cammas and Thomas Coville, skippering the rival…Read more

  • Phil Jameson trimming as seen through Media Crew Member Guy salters video camera, onboard Ericsson 4, on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Qingdao to Rio de Janeiro.
    17 May 2013
    Last call for the brave!

    The recruitment process to apply for an Onboard Reporter position in the 2014-15 race closed Friday 17 at midnight. Applicants, did you read this before sending us an email?Read more

  • Damien Foxall from Ireland, onboard Groupama Sailing Team during leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Alicante, Spain to Cape Town, South Africa.
    3 May 2013
    Foxall, McDonald enjoy reunion show

    They sailed in the Volvo Ocean Race together twice and enjoyed a fierce yet friendly rivalry in the last edition. Now, Damian Foxall and Neal McDonald are reunited on board another race veteran’s…Read more

  • Brad Marsh on a rig check onboard Groupama Sailing Team during leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami, USA.
    7 Feb 2013
    Catching up with Brad Marsh

    Winning the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 with Groupama sailing team was not enough for the Kiwi bowman. Brad Marsh is now getting ready for his next challenge: the multisport Coast to Coast race this…Read more

  • French Sailing Federation voted Groupama's skipper Franck Cammas Sailor of the Year 2012 yesterday night in Paris.
    11 Dec 2012
    Smiling Cammas named French Sailor of the Year

    Franck Cammas can start his Christmas (and birthday) celebrations early after the Volvo Ocean Race winning skipper was named French Sailor of the Year for 2012. Read more

  • Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas from France, lift the Volvo Ocean Race trophy, claiming first place overall, at the final public prize giving, in Galway, Ireland, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12.
    7 Dec 2012
    New champions for 2014-15 Race

    A new team will hoist the Volvo Ocean Race trophy in 2014-15 after Groupama announced they would not be back to attempt a repeat victory. Read more

  • Charles Caudrelier onboard Groupama Sailing Team during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE.
    30 Nov 2012
    Catching up with Charles Caudrelier

    He went straight from a Volvo Ocean Race victory with Groupama to a European Tour success with the One Design MOD 70 team Foncia. Here is why Charles Caudrelier thinks One Design makes racing more exciting.Read more

  • Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas from France at the start of leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean race 2011-12 from Alicante, Spain to Cape Town, South Africa.
    20 Nov 2012
    A Parisian visit for Groupama 4

    The winning monohull of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 will be on display at the Paris boat show from December 8-16 – a great opportunity to see Groupama sailing team’s 'green machine' up close. Read more

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  • Franck Cammas from France: Skipper Skipper
    Franck Cammas
    Onboard Read more
    Franck Cammas from France: Skipper
    France
    Franck Cammas
    Skipper
    Date of Birth: 22/12/1972
    1. A talented sailor and a formidable competitor, Cammas is in his first Volvo Ocean Race but has a long record of offshore success in other events. In 73 races on Groupama boats, Cammas has racked up 60 podiums and 33 victories. A sports fanatic, he swapped boat for bike just before the race to take part in L’Étape du Tour, climbing the infamous Alpe d’Huez in impressive style.

  • Brad Marsh
    Onboard Bowman Read more
    Brad Marsh, Groupama Sailing Team.
    New Zealand
    Brad Marsh
    Bowman
    Date of Birth: 03/09/1983
    1. Got his first contact with the race as shore crew for Ericsson in 2008-09 and joined Groupama after delivering Ericsson 4 to them as their training boat. Previously a member of the Emirates Team New Zealand sailing squad for the 2006-07 Louis Vuitton Series in New Zealand.

  • Charles Caudrelier
    Onboard Helmsman / Trimmer Read more
    Charles Caudrelier from France: Helmsman/Trimmer/Navigator and in charge of performance.
    France
    Charles Caudrelier
    Helmsman / Trimmer
    Date of Birth: 26/02/1974
    1. Caudrelier trained as an officer in the merchant navy and learned to sail by dead reckoning. Although competing in his first Volvo Ocean Race, he has an enviable trophy haul including wins in the 2004 Solitaire du Figaro, the 2009 Transat Jacques Vabre and the 2010 Tour of Spain.

  • Damian Foxall
    Onboard Helmsman / Trimmer Read more
    Damian Foxall from Ireland: Helmsman/Trimmer and Crew Manager.
    Ireland
    Damian Foxall
    Helmsman / Trimmer
    Date of Birth: 07/03/1969
    • 3 Previous Volvo Ocean Races
    1. Irishman Foxall is a fluent French speaker, based in Lorient, and brings a wealth of offshore experience to the team. Won the Barcelona World Race in 2007-08 and previously competed in the Volvo on Tyco in 2001-02 finishing fourth, Ericsson 2005-06 finishing fifth and Green Dragon in 2008-09 finishing fifth.

  • Erwan Israël
    Onboard Helmsman / Trimmer Read more
    Erwan Israel from France: Trimmer/Helmsman/ Inshore Manoeuvres and in charge of safety
    France
    Erwan Israël
    Helmsman / Trimmer
    Date of Birth: 14/10/1980
    1. Making his Volvo Ocean race debut, Israel brings a diverse range of top flight experience including match racing, Tour de France, Louis Vuitton Series and Solitaire du Figaro. Sailed in the first leg before being replaced by Pages in Leg 2.

  • Martin Krite
    Onboard Bowman / Boat Captain Read more
    Martin Krite from Sweden: Bowman and Boat Captain
    Sweden
    Martin Krite
    Bowman / Boat Captain
    Date of Birth: 08/12/1980
    • 1 Previous Volvo Ocean Races
    1. Krite is a priest as well as sailor, under-30 and member of the Ikea watch. Another veteran of the Ericsson 3 team that finished fourth last time, Krite also competed in the 2007 America’s Cup as part of the Swedish Victory Challenge.

  • Martin Strömberg
    Onboard Helmsman / Trimmer / Pitman Read more
    Martin Stromberg from Sweden: Trimmer/Pitman and Sailmaker
    Sweden
    Martin Strömberg
    Helmsman / Trimmer / Pitman
    Date of Birth: 03/04/1982
    • 1 Previous Volvo Ocean Races
    1. Part of the Ericsson 3 crew which finished fourth in the 2008-09 race, Stromberg was also a member of BMW Oracle Racing’s sail-making team at the 2006-07 America’s Cup. When on board alongside fellow Swede Martin Krite, fellow crew members refer to them as the Ikea watch.

  • Phil Harmer
    Onboard Helmsman / Trimmer Read more
    Phil Harmer from Australia: Helmsman/Trimmer/Pitman and Master Sailmaker.
    Australia
    Phil Harmer
    Helmsman / Trimmer
    Date of Birth: 26/06/1979
    • 2 Previous Volvo Ocean Races
    1. A master sailmaker, Harmer sailed with Brunel in the 2005-06 race finishing seventh and on Green Dragon in the 2008-09 race finishing fifth. Harmer was based in the UK but the change of focus has brought a lot of benefits, he says, including cheese, coffee and the chance to learn a new language.

  • Thomas Coville
    Onboard Helmsman / Trimmer Read more
    Thomas Coville: Helmsman/Trimmer for Groupama Sailing Team
    France
    Thomas Coville
    Helmsman / Trimmer
    Date of Birth: 10/05/1968
    • 1 Previous Volvo Ocean Races
    1. One of the biggest names in offshore racing, Coville won the Jules Verne Trophy in 2010 and the 1999 Transat Jacques Vabre. He also twice represented his country at the America’s Cup. Has Volvo Ocean Race experience dating back to 2001-02, when he sailed with Knut Frostad on djuice.

  • Yann Riou
    Onboard Media Crew Member Read more
    Yann Riou from France: Media Crew Member
    France
    Yann Riou
    Media Crew Member
    Date of Birth: 20/02/1974
    1. Making his Volvo Ocean Race debut, Riou is an accomplished offshore sailor in his own right and won the Mini Fastnet in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Was nominated for the Inmarsat MCM award for his work documenting the first leg.

  • Bruno Jeanjean
    Reserve Navigator / Bowman Read more
    France
    Bruno Jeanjean
    Reserve Navigator / Bowman
    Date of Birth: 02/08/1962
  • Jacques Caraës
    Media Crew Member 2 Read more
    Jacques Caraes from France: Back-up Media Crew Member
    France
    Jacques Caraës
    Media Crew Member 2
    Date of Birth: 11/12/2011
    • 1 Previous Volvo Ocean Races
    1. The most senior member of the crew, Jacques holds the Jules Verne Trophy with Groupama, and also competed in the Whitbread with Eric Tabarly in 1993.

  • Jean-Luc Nélias
    Navigator Read more
    Jean-Luc Nelias from France: Navigator
    France
    Jean-Luc Nélias
    Navigator
    Date of Birth: 08/06/1962
    • 1 Previous Volvo Ocean Races
    1. A veteran of many offshore campaigns, Nélias previously competed in the Volvo Ocean Race in 2009-10 with Green Dragon, taking part in the Stockholm In-Port Race and on leg 10 from Stockholm to St. Petersburg.

  • Sébastien Marsset
    Pitman / Trimmer Read more
    Sebastien Marsset from France: Trimmer/Pitman/Deck Hardware and safety.
    France
    Sébastien Marsset
    Pitman / Trimmer
    Date of Birth: 15/12/1984