The official french challenger for the 37th America’s cup is named Orient Express team

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Fri Feb 03 2023 · Americas Cup

The Accor hotel group has committed to K-Challenge for the 37th America’s Cup naming its Orient Express brand as title partner of the official French challenger, which will be known as Orient Express Team. This commitment to sports oldest trophy, one of the most demanding in competitive sailing, alongside K-Challenge, continues Accor’s expansion into the maritime world following the construction of two Orient Express Silenseas sailing ships by Chantiers de l’Atlantique.

The team, led by Stéphan Kandler and Bruno Dubois, and including talented French specialists such as naval architect Benjamin Muyl, skipper Quentin Delapierre, head of performance Franck Cammas, and technical director Antoine Carraz, will face four other challengers at the Challenger Selection Series in September 2024.