About Our Team

4 time America's Cup Winner - 9 Participations

Francis Hueber

Francis Hueber



Naval Architect graduated from ENSTA-Bretagne, France.

2-time America's Cup winner.

Francis specialized in hydrodynamics, aerodynamics and CFD when he joined America’s Cup Challenger Luna Rossa in 2004. He assisted Mario to set up the 6-DOF RANS Numerical Towing Tank during his Master Thesis.

In 2007 he started to work with ORACLE Team USA, winning two America’s Cup editions (2010-2013); in the 33rd America’s Cup he focused on hull and appendages development, as well as the wing aerodynamics analysis, whereas in the following edition he coordinated the development and the analysis of the AC72 aerodynamics.


Topics of expertize:
     - CFD
     - Hydrodynamics
     - Aerodynamics
     - Fluid-Structure Interactions

"Caponnetto-Hueber has been leading the Computational Fluid Dynamics development and use in the America's Cup world for more than 15 years and now brings it to the whole Marine Industry"

Mario Caponnetto, Co-Founder