Four French sailors will be battling for honours on their home waters, lead by last year's runner up and World number six Mathieu RICHARD (FRA). Meanwhile young French star Sébastien COL will be representing the home America's Cup team K-Challenge, whilst Philippe PRESTI (FRA) will be looking for success with his Luna Rossa team. Former 49er sailor Dimitri DERUELLE (FRA) will also be adding to the home charge.
World numbers seven and ten, respectively Paolo CIAN (ITA) and Eugeny NEUGODNIKOV (RUS), further add to the prestige of the event. Meanwhile at number eleven and twelve in the Rankings, Staffan LINDBERG (FIN) and Matteo SIMONCELLI (ITA) will be looking for results to lift them up into the World top ten when the ISAF World Match Race Rankings are next released on 28 March. Completing the line up is another America's Cup sailor, Mascalzone Latino - Capitalia Team's Jes GRAM-HANSEN (DEN).
Marseille International Match Race Entrants
(Team, - ISAF World Match Race Ranking)