The fledgling China Team are poised to improve in the next pre-regatta of the Louis Vuitton challenger series for the America's Cup starting today in Trapani, Sicily, says team backer Wang Chao-yong. Wang, who earlier announced China's maiden, $300 million bid for sport's oldest trophy, said the China Team could benefit from familiar waters and an upgraded boat. 'The boat has been re-modelled and the crew knows Sicily's waters better than Malmo's,' Wang said. China Team got off to a solid start in the Valencia regatta in June, finishing eighth in the final fleet race and eleventh overall. But the team stumbled at the Malmo regatta in Sweden earlier this month, winning only one match race, against France's K-Challenge, and finishing the regatta in last place. 'I think the team will do better than in the last two regattas. By now they have had more training, and the Chinese sailors, especially, will now have more experience. They should co-ordinate better with their French teammates on the boat,' said Wang. The Chinese team are made up mostly of crewmen from former French outfit Le Defi, a 2002-2003 challenger for the America's Cup. Three Chinese Olympians are on the team: Zhao 'Fly' Fei, 23, Wang Peirui, 19, and Liu Guangyi, 24. Wang said the team could post two to three wins on Sicily, but the focus would be on improving their overall performance. 'Now we mainly hope they will get through the races without any mishaps and gain more competition experience,' he said.