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The skipper is never alone to realize his dreams . Whether solo or with crew, Sébastien can count on his team for a successful sports project.

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Benjamin Amiot

Number 1

At 28 years old, Benjamin Amiot brings solid experience aboard racing catamarans. At 15, he started competing in Formula 18, the boat on which he’s been competing on until now. He was awarded the title of runner up World Champion in 2014. He’s been sailing foiling boats for 3 years (Flying Phantom and GC32). In 2015, he competed for Phantom shipyard, then became part of Gitana’s and Zoulou’s GC32 crew and then trimmer and tactician on the Diam 24 Prince de Bretagne before racing two Grand Prix aboard the D35 Ladycat powered "by Spindrift racing."

Gurvan Bontemps

Mainsail Tactician

Gurvan began his career with the Tornado, with which he prepared for Dtwo Olympics from 2000 to 2007. He has a high track record in F18 including 2nd place at the 2014 World Championships, Champion of France in 2013 and 2014, as well as 5th place at the 2013 World Championships. In this discipline, he also won the Martinique Cata Raid 2013-2014. In 2015 he focused on the Flying Phantom where he won Le Raid des Corsairs at the Foiling Week and the Eurocat. Meanwhile, Gurvan has participated in numerous projects including the role of helmsman, trimmer on the Maxi 80 Prince de Bretagne in 2013, a responsible post for the GC32 Gitana Team in 2015, as well as helmsman position while training on the GC32 for the Groupama Team France in 2015.

Antoine Joubert

Headsail Trimmer

Anthony began his career in Formula 18, including two Junior World Champion titles in 2008 and 2009. He also took 7th place in the World Championships in 2011. He then spent 3 seasons in the M34 with the Courrier Dunkerque crew where he became France champion with the team in 2011, he won the Spi Ouest France in 2013 and finished second in the Tour de France à la Voile in 2011 and 2012. In 2015, Antoine carried out Othe Diam24 season with Chimney Poujoulat and the Flying Phantom season with Team Momentys (including a victory in Genève Rolle and second place on the Eurocat Carnac alongside Franck Cammas).

Jean-Baptiste Gellée

Chariot

At 29 years old, Jean-Baptiste has already recorded more than 15 years of competitive sailing, including 8 years of high-level practice in Laser. In 2004 he was crowned champion of France Espoir in Laser (under 18). In 2006 he finished 4th in the ISAF Youth World Championship. In 2008 he came 4th in the European Youth Championship (under 21). He then joined the France Espoir team, a high-level training group which he left in 2011. In 2014 Jean-Baptiste participated in the Tour de France à la voile for the first time aboard the M34 of APCC Voile Sportive and finished 2nd in the amateur rankings. Last year, he skippered the" "Diam 24 Radio VINCI Autoroutes on which he finished in 14th place."

Martin Piquet

Technical assistant

Martin is the team’s boat preparer. Passionate about sailing’s technical aspects, Martin tried his hand at shipbuilding in England before joining Mike Golding as boat preparer for the Ecover 2 ahead of the Velux 5 Oceans race in 2006. After that, he worked with Dee Caffari as rigger on the Aviva at the Vendée Globe 2008-2009, then spent the following year in New Zealand as a sail maker. Between projects in England, Martin returns often to France to work as a Figaro preparer for Gildas Mahé and as a Mumm 30 preparer at the Tour de France for Jimmy Pahun.

Julien Grancher

Technical assistant

After coaching Optimist teams and rising competitive cruisers at the Centre Nautique de Lorient in the early 2000s, Julien began specializing in the maintenance and optimization of one-design offshore racing boats such as the Mini 6.50, the Figaro and Farr 30 at Lorient’s offshore racing arm. He has coached numerous crews at the Tour de France à la Voile, including the 2010 winner: Bertrand Pacé’s New Caldonia team.