Artemis Racing announced that Michel Kermerac and Thiha “Winnie” Win will join returning design team members Adam May and Nico Rousselon.
. Michel Kermarec
Michel served as a key member of Oracle Team USA’s design team during their AC33 and AC34 victories. He specializes in performance prediction and appendage design, and holds a PhD in hydrodynamics. Michel represented France in the Soling class at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.
Thiha “Winnie” Win
Winnie had a very successful career in motor sport in the early 2000s, before turning his attention to America’s Cup yacht design in AC32, with Luna Rossa Challenge. Winnie was a key member of BMW Oracle Racing’s design team during their victorious America’s Cup challenge in 2010, and was part of Emirates Team New Zealand’s destign team for the 34th America’s Cup in 2013.
Nico Rousselon is a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) specialist focused on aerodynamics. In 2007, he integrated Cape Horn Engineering (then CFD branch of Juan Yacht Design) to start the aero side of the company. His skills were further developed through two Volvo Ocean Race wins (Ericsson4 and Groupama).
Adam competed for Great Britain at the Sydney Olympics in the Tornado class, and is an aeronautical engineer by trade, having worked for Airbus UK in their wind tunnel and design office. He was a technical coach for TeamOrigin and Skandia TeamGBR, working closely with Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson during their successful 2008 and 2012 Olympic campaigns. Adam was part of the AC32 Victory Challenge team, before joining Artemis Racing for AC34.