For the first double-handed race of the season, Romain will be accompanied by Gregory Gendron. A discreet sailor, ‘Greg’ is well known in the world of offshore racing and a sought-after crew member, particularly for crewed round-the-world races in multihulls.

Fallen into sailing from his earliest childhood, Greg took his first tacks on the family boat before learning his skills in optimist, laser, 420… He then joined the Tour de France à la Voile where he took the helm of the young crew Nantes – St Nazaire. On this circuit, he met Antoine Koch skipper of the trimaran ORMA Sopra and with whom he sailed on the last years of this legendary circuit. Together they finished fifth in the 2007 Transat Jacques Vabre. He then turned professional and took over the helm of one of the two Sopra figaros. On this circuit, Greg will meet a certain Romain Attanasio against whom he will compete in several races, solo or double. With the Sopra partnership over, Gregory will once again turn to multihulls by joining the sailing teams of numerous teams (Gitana, Spindirift racing, etc.). With his sailing expertise whether on one or three hulls, he joined the Fortinet – Best Western team this month as the team member of choice to accompany Romain on the Rolex Fastnet Race.

Source : Team Fortinet - Best Western