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Ville de Paris (FRA-27) sailed in the semifinals of the LVC 1992
Yacht/Country :  Ville de Paris Sail Number :     FRA - 27 Syndicate :      CEO :                Marc Pajot, Yron jacob Yacht Club:        Yacht Cub de Sete Designer :          Philipe Briand Boat Builder :     MAG & VMG, PINTA Skipper :.            Marc Pajot ( French Kiss 1987)   1992
After FRA-2 and FRA-8 the FRA-27 was the 3rd French yacht. FRA-2 was  overall the first IACC yacht which was launched from dock. She was financed by Marc Pajot's own expense. FRA-2 was fast but was sold due to financial reasons to the American AC applicant Beach Boys Syndicate. This team canceled shortly after its application and sold the yacht to the America3 Foundation. The sailing idol Marc Pajot (see French Kiss / AC 1987) tried as a result to dismiss the syndicate manager Eric A. Ogden. The politician Jacques Chirac then mayor of Paris tried to prevent this action and threatened a public subsidy stop of 6.4 million U$.  Eric Ogden wanted now to fire Pajot itself, but failed. A new owner, the industrialist Pierre Legris took over the syndicate  with a U$ 7 million donation. He diminished Ogden, confirmed the application of Pajot and calmed the situation. FRA-27 reached the semifinals in the LVC.
After FRA-2 and FRA-8 the FRA-27 was the 3rd French yacht.
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