The Gitana Team and Yann Guichard weren’t able to come to an agreement as regards the new organisation for this proposed new sports programme.
The Gitana Team, a unique way of working in the universe of sailing competition
In 2000, Baron Benjamin de Rothschild created the Gitana Team, a racing stable based in Saint-Philibert in Brittany’s Morbihan region. Having become a major player in this universe, the Gitana Team still retains its unique approach. Indeed within the Gitana Team, Baron Benjamin de Rothschild entrusts the helm to sailors who correspond with the profile of race programmes as well as the type of boats available. Not a very common practice in the nautical environment, this approach is fairly commonplace in other sporting disciplines such as motorsports.
A mechanical sports buff and a passionate man, the President of the Edmond de Rothschild Group is keen to continue a tradition, which was started by his forefathers in 1876, by enabling famous sailors and young skippers alike to express themselves on these fabulous craft that are multihulls. In this way, over the past ten years, various sailors have defended the colours of this family saga, whilst gleaning a number of the most prestigious sailing titles: Route du Rhum, The Transat, Records (Route de l’Or, Transpacific, as well as the SNSM Trophy…).