Greg Evrard (Mainsail Trimmer)‚ Olivier Herledant (Trim)‚ François Verdier (Bowman)

Mathieu Richard

Mathieu Richard is back‚ setting himself as the one of the great challengers to win the championship this year. Sailing under his new team name‚ LunaJets‚ he is well known on the water and is no stranger to the Tour‚ finishing an agonising 2nd in 2007 and 2010‚ while he also took third place in 2008.  He has sailed with the same team since 2000 and relishes the challenge match racing provides.

Richard suffered heartbreak in 2010 when having led the Tour from the opening event of the year at Match Race France; he was beaten into second at the Tour’s finale‚ the Monsoon Cup by a rampant Ben Ainslie.

After a break from the Alpari World Match Racing Tour‚ 2013 saw the return of this legendary French sailor.  He started on a roll placing 3rd at Match Race Germany and then winning the Korea Match Cup.  He returns in 2014 as a tour car