For this new season aboard the GC32, Sébastien Rogues and his team are more motivated than ever! The season has began in the Middle East with the GC32 World Championship in Muscat, Oman, from February 27 to March 5, and the first stage of the Extreme Sailing Series in Muscat, Oman, from March 8 to 11. In May, head on Italy to open the 2017 season of the GC32 Racing Tour.

  • GC32 ENGIE © Bruno Bouvry
  • GC32 ENGIE © Bruno Bouvry
  • GC32 ENGIE © Bruno Bouvry
  • GC32 ENGIE © Bruno Bouvry


The GC32 Racing Tour for foam catamarans combines technology and performance, and attracts increasing numbers of world-class sailors.


From May 11 to 14, 10 teams open the 2017 season of the GC32 Racing Tour on Lake Garda in Riva, Italy. It includes the skipper of Team ENGIE, Sébastien Rogues, and his team: Gurvan Bontemps, Jean Baptiste Gellée, Antoine Joubert and Benjamin Amiot.

The end of the 2016 season was very encouraging for us, and in 2017 Team ENGIE will be continuing to do what we have already begun. The Team will be unchanged, but we l have a more ambitious goal of finishing the 2017 season on the podium, with wins in a number of events. We are capable of achieving these results, because our team is made up of top professionals and our team spirit is our driving force.” said Sébastien Rogues.

With a fifth place finish in 2016, 7 points behind the podium, Team ENGIE now has the cards in hand to reach the podium!


Next steps

A 2017 season which starts in Italy, on Lake Garda, and which will continue south of Sardinia. The port of Villasimius will host the GC32, from 28 June to 1 July. Then, Spain and Palma de Mallorca, from 2 to 5 August for the third round, the fourth will take place in Calvi, Corsica, from 13 to 16 September. From 12 to 15 October, Marseille will host the last event of the season.