About Our Team
4 time America's Cup Winner - 9 Participations
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.