French Kiss, the comeback...

Almost 35 years ago, I had the pleasure of steering this magnificent boat designed by Philippe Briand for the America's Cup, and reaching the semi-finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup, in Fremantle, Australia. 

What a pleasure to see her, beautifully refited by a pool of passionate owners, ready to participate in the classic regattas of Monaco, Cannes or St Tropez. 

Before she returned to her home port of St Laurent du Var, we were able to attend her launch in St Mandrier. 

This was an opportunity to meet her new skipper, Yann Deplace, who, from Moonbeam III to French Kiss, knows how to choose boats with timeless elegance.