Built around the crew which won the D35 championship and the Bol d’Or in 2012, the Realteam is made up of young talent from the Geneva Regatta Training Centre. The team aims to offer a true stepping stone for budding sailors in Switzerland, by capitalising on existing assets and opening up new horizons and challenges.

In 2014, Realteam became an internationally recognized team after its finished third overall in the Extreme Sailing Series. Led by skipper Jérôme Clerc, the team also competes in the D35 class and in the Flying Phanton class and made its debut on the GC32 Racing Tour last season.


Founder: Esteban Garcia

Born: 1970
From: Switzerland

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 CER team since 2011. After an amazing winning season in 2012, he founded Realteam Sailing in 2013.

Skipper: Jérôme Clerc

Born: 1980
From: Switzerland
Jérôme Clerc was the Director of the Geneva Regatta Training Center, for four years. In 2012 he led his D35 team to victory just two years after they formed. In 2013, together with Esteban Garcia, he created Realteam.

Rake: Loic Forestier

Born: 1986
From: Switzerland

Main trimmer: Cédric Schmidt

Born: 1988
From: Switzerland

Trimmer/bowman: Rémi Aeschimann

Born: 1992
From: Switzerland

Main Trimmer: Lucien Cujean

Trimmer: Bryan Mettraux

Bowman: Janik Roempp

Bowman: Christophe Carbonnières


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