The Swiss professional sailing team was built in 2013, around the young talent of the Geneva Regatta Training Centre (CER) which claimed Lake Geneva’s prestigious D35 championship and Bol d’Or in 2012. Founded by its President Esteban Garcia and directed by its skipper Jérôme Clerc, the structure allows to capitalise on existing assets and to open up new horizons and challenges.
In 2014, Realteam became an internationally recognized team after its third-place finish in the Extreme Sailing Series. While continuing to compete in the D35 class, the team made its debut on foiling catamarans in 2016, in the Flying Phantom class and on the GC32.
After a first participation on the GC32 Racing Tour which was much of a learning curve, Realteam is back in 2017 with intense winter training in their backs, an extended team and fierce determination.
Founder: Esteban Garcia
Founder and chairman of Realstone Holding SA Group, Esteban Garcia has engaged in sailing competition in 2009 in the Copa del Rey in Palma de Mallorca, winning with Realstone-TP52-Matador. Passionate about sailing, he has supported the young talents of the CER since 2011. After an amazing winning season in 2012, he founded Realteam Sailing in 2013. Since 2016, he takes part in their D35 campaign as helmsman.
Skipper: Jérôme Clerc
Jérôme Clerc was the director of the Geneva Regatta Training Center (CER) for four years. In 2012, he led his D35 amateur team to an impressive victory at the Bol d’Or and the overall Vulcain Trophy, only two years after it had been formed. Building on these successes, the professional structure Realteam was founded by Esteban Garcia in 2013. Jérôme choose to put aside his qualification as architect and to manage the team and its projects ever since.
Mainsail Trimmer: Lucien Cujean
Trimmer/bowman: Rémi Aeschimann
Rake: Loic Forestier
Trimmer: Bryan Mettraux
Bowman: Janik Roempp
Bowman: Arthur Cevey
Bowman: Christophe Carbonnières
Mainsail Trimmer: Cédric Schmidt
Coach: Daniel Souben
For more information, visit www.realteam.ch