About the Sponsor
Realstone SA is a Swiss real estate investment fund manager founded in 2004 and authorized by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) since April 2008. The main goal of Realstone SA is the creation, management and administration of collective capital investments. Precision, team spirit and excellence are core values shared by Realstone SA and the sailing world. Realstone SA initiated sailing partnerships in 2009 by claiming the TP52 Copa del Rey. In 2011, Realstone SA became a partner of the Geneva Regatta Training Centre (CER), which led the CER to win the famous Vulcain Trophy Décision 35 championship in 2012. In order to further develop this talent, in 2014 Realstone SA is continuing as the main sponsor of the Realteam racing crew. www.realstone.ch
Team Work - Extreme 40 Co-sponsor
Founded in Geneva in 1999 by its current chairman, Philippe Rey-Gorrez, TeamWork is an independent provider of IT services engaged in implementation, maintenance and support of SAP solutions, systems and infrastructure management, helpdesk services and the development of mobile solutions. Since 2011, TeamWork has developed a PMS solution which it markets to asset management companies. The TeamWork Group, which is among the leading SAP partners in Switzerland, currently has over 250 consultants and offices in Geneva (HQ), Bern, Zurich, Lyons, Paris, Ho Chi Minh City, Chicago and Singapore. Particularly attached to employee satisfaction, TeamWork’s Voile & Montagne (sailing and mountaineering) project aims at promoting encounters between members of staff and boosting their ability to take up new challenges. www.teamworkvoileetmontagne.com
About the Skipper
Led by skipper and Team Director Jérôme Clerc, a multihull expert having led his team to victory in the D35 Vulcain Trophy 2012 and the Bol d’Or in 2012. Clerc has ambitious goals for 2014, and intends to continue to make an impact in the Extreme Sailing Series after the team finished in an impressive fifth position in their debut season in 2013.
About the Team
Built around the successful team who claimed the D35 championship in 2012 with the Realstone Sailing boat, Realteam will keep the same crew as 2013, with eight crew members alternating throughout the year in a bid to better their 2013 results.
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