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25th AMERICA's CUP 1983  Newport, Rhode Island, USA 
Yacht / Country :  Challenge France / F-8 Syndicate :          Challenge France CEO :                  Christian Ciganer Yacht Club:         Societe Nautique de Marseille Designer :           Daniel Andrieu Boat Builder :      Alsthom Chantier Atlantique Skipper:              Yves Pajot
1987
The other French sailing legend Yves Pajot joined a team with  empty pockets. After purchasing France 3 as trial boat and the launch of their new challenger Challenge France  the syndicate bankrupted in summer 1986. Although they got financial support by Grundig - France, Aerospatiale, Matra and the airline UTA the team could not avoid to reach the 12th and penultimate ranking in front of the withdrawn Courageous  IV.
The other French sailing legend Yves Pajot joined a team with  empty pockets.
challenger of the Louis Vuitton Cup 1987         Challenge France F-8
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