Forces Armées Françaises, France


The French King’s Cup crew in 2019 will be the first time French men and women have rowed together in the same boat in an international rowing event.

Below the Vice Chief of Defence Staff and Chief Military Sports Commissioner with the formal invitation to race at The King’s Cup, the map of the Henley Royal Regatta course and the record of the French Army crew that raced in 1919.


Left: Chief Military Sports Commissioner Herve Piccirillo
Right: Admiral Jean Casabianca, Vice Chief of the General Staff of the Armies

Your Crew


The French crew is based around athletes from École Polytechnique. It has a history that goes back to 1794 and started during the French Revolution. Victoire pour La France!


The 2019 Crew

Details and profiles of the Forces Armées Françaises 2019 crew to follow.


The 1919 Crew