Sébastien Rogues and his crew finished in 5th place overall in the GC32 Racing Tour. An encouraging result for the rest of the adventure of Team ENGIE.

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

After last year's Round France Race with the Diam 24 trimaran, Team ENGIE skipper Sébastien Rogues is embarking on the 2016 season onboard the ENGIE GC32 foiling catamaran for the 2016 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour. Over the last three seasons, this series of races for high-tech, ultra-performance catamarans has attracted increasing numbers of world-class sailors.

The Team ENGIE skipper has reached out to some highly motivated young crew members to compete alongside him. Sébastien Rogues will helm the season, with Jean-Baptiste Gellée as mainsail traveler trimmer, Gurvan Bontemps as mainsail trimmer and tactician, Antoine Joubert as headsail trimmer, and from last year's crew, Christophe Carbonnières as bowman. It's a team with the experience needed to consolidate the progress made by the ENGIE crew throughout the year.

"We've brought this crew together with the aim of building our performance race-on-race. Physicality is very important on this type of boat, which is why we've reached out to talented sailors at the top of their game. This season will be more competitive than last year's, with some fantastic events that are even better suited to the GC32. We have a solid base to build on, and we'll be giving it everything we have. With at least 10 boats and 10 high-profile names from international sailing, the series will be cranking up a notch to a new level", says Sébastien Rogues. Sébastien Rogues and his crew will cross the first start line of the 2016 season at the Alps Challenge Special Event that opens the series on the Traunsee in Austria between Thursday 12 and Sunday 15 May.

2016 Race Calendar

  • Special Event: GC32 Alps Challenge Traunsee – Gmunden – Traunsee (Austria): Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 May.
  • GC32 RIVA CUP – Riva del Garda - Lake Garda (Italy): Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 May
  • GC32 MALCESINE CUP/The Foiling Week – Malcesine – Lake Garda (Italy): Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 July
  • 35 Copa del Rey Mapfre – Palma de Mallorca (Spain): Wednesday 3 to Saturday 6 August
  • To be confirmed: September 22-25
  • Marseille One Design – Marseille (France): Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 October

À propos d'ENGIE

ENGIE inscrit la croissance responsable au cœur de ses métiers (électricité, gaz naturel, services à l’énergie) pour relever les grands enjeux de la transition énergétique vers une économie sobre en carbone : l’accès à une énergie durable, l’atténuation et l’adaptation au changement climatique et l’utilisation raisonnée des ressources. Le Groupe développe des solutions performantes et innovantes pour les particuliers, les villes et les entreprises en s’appuyant notamment sur son expertise dans quatre secteurs clés : les énergies renouvelables, l’efficacité énergétique, le gaz naturel liquéfié et les technologies numériques. ENGIE compte 154 950 collaborateurs dans le monde pour un chiffre d’affaires en 2015 de 69,9 milliards d’euros. Coté à Paris et Bruxelles (ENGI), le Groupe est représenté dans les principaux indices internationaux : CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe et Euronext Vigeo (Eurozone 120, Europe 120 et France 20).

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