Sébastien Rogues, the Team ENGIE skipper
The ENGIE Group has supported the career of skipper Sébastien Rogues from his early days in 2009 through the Mini Transat 6.50 class to the Class40 monohull (2012-2014). Since 2015, Sébastien will be flying the flag for ENGIE onboard the GC32 foiling catamaran. Today, new challenges are coming for the skipper !
The GC32 Racing Tour for hi-tech, ultra-performance catamarans has attracted increasing numbers of world-class sailors.
The final event of this year’s GC32 circuit played out between October 12 and 15 in the waters off Marseille. Team ENGIE finished 6th overall, and therefore ended the season just a few points off a podium third for the series overall. But Team ENGIE skipper Sébastien Rogues and his crew of Gurvan Bontemps, Jean Baptiste Gellée, Antoine Joubert and Benjamin Amiot were far from disappointed.
“Our goal for 2017 was clearly about performance and podium finishes. We have nothing to blush about in the way we acquitted ourselves in all the races; in contrast with previous seasons, we won a number of heats, which definitely highlights our progression. Unfortunately, we also made some mistakes in other races, which is fatal when you’re racing against this ultra-high level of world-class competition,” said Sébastien Rogues.
And so ends three years of intense competition in the GC32 class; three years that have given Sébastien Rogues and his crew an unforgettable experience and taught them much about sailing above the waves.
“It’s not without a pang of regret that I leave our GC32 adventure behind, and I must really congratulate my crew, my onshore team and ENGIE, my sponsor since 2009, for this unique experience at a time when competitive sailing is living through a major technical and digital revolution.”
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