Bruno Troublé

Francois Chevalier is a yacht designer, professor of naval architecture at the University of Nantes, and marine author and artist residing in Paris. His previous books include J Class and the collectible America's Cup Yacht Designs.In the regatta circles, Bruno Troublé is a unmistakable character. An Olympic-level athlete, he began competing for the America’s Cup on board the France I. He also competed in the 1980 and 1983 series. From 1983 until 2007, he was the chief organizer of the Louis Vuitton Cup.John Edwin Bertrand is a legend in yachting, having skippered the Australia II to victory in the 1983 America's Cup, ending 132 years of American supremacy. Bertrand won the bronze medal in the Finn competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. He is a member of the Royal Brighton Yacht Club in Melbourne, Australia, and currently competes in Etchells Class boats. He wrote Born to Win about the 1983 America's Cup victory.