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Bruno Troublé contributed to the America’s Cup as a skipper and as the mastermind of the Louis Vuitton Cup challenger selection series.
Bruno visited the New York Yacht Club when he was seventeen while competing in a 505 World Championship in Larchmont, New York. Standing in the model room of the Yacht Club, he was so impressed by the atmosphere and history of the America’s Cup that he eventually devoted a significant part of his life to the Cup.
As a Flying Dutchman and Soling champion, Bruno went on to skipper two challenges for the America’s Cup led by Baron Marcel Bich. In 1976, Bruno was drafted from the French Olympic sailing team to crew for Bich’s 1977 bid for the Cup. He was promoted to skipper of FRANCE 1 during the Challenger Series of 1977. He returned in 1980 to skipper FRANCE III. In 1983, he participated in challenge led by Yves Rousset-Rouard.
With a background in law and public relations, Bruno recognized the opportunity to enhance the importance of the challenger selection series of the Cup. In 1983, he worked to create the Louis Vuitton Cup series, which continued until 2007, to select the Cup challenger. As the America’s Cup evolved from an amateur event to a professional one during the 1980s, Bruno shepherded this change by balancing the traditions of the Cup and innovation in commercial sponsorship. He also played a role in organizing the America’s Cup Jubilee in Cowes in 2001.
Bruno’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bruno.trouble
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The winter is slowly approaching, every year when it get’s colder we print the next years calendar. A bit like the Christmas cookies during the childhood. It’s the third edition, and this year it’s a very special one. We will only print 555 copies, so don’t wait too long and get your copy.
Next week the plane takes me to Dubai for the Louis Vuitton Trophy. I’m already looking forward for the amazing sunsets. In Dubai we will produce the official Louis Vuitton Trophy book, telling the story from the first event in Auckland until Dubai who will be the last of this series.
After Dubai before coming home for Christmas we fly to Fremantle Australia for a shooting with Marazzi Sailing in the Star. The Fremantle Doctor, name of the famous local wind, will give us the chance for big wave action shots.
The new year will start with the Barcelona World Race, and on the 9th of January in Zurich we plan a big yachting 3D multimedia show in cooperation with the Photo 10 and Cornèrcard.
Together with Lynn Fitzpatrick we managed to publish the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series Book within hours of the prize giving for the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series, a coffee table book with a foreword by regatta organizer, Bruno Troublé, will be available for distribution.
With just the right balance of prose from sailing journalist, Lynn Fitzpatrick, and some of my best images. The book is the perfect keepsake for everyone attending this historic match racing event in Auckland, NZ. For those who were not present for five days of practice and 16 days of exciting match racing between world renown skippers, helmsmen, tacticians and crew from 10 teams representing 9 countries, this photo journal allows you to live vicariously.