The Team

The Gitana Team came into being in 2000. In this way, Baron Benjamin de Rothschild drove forward the passion, initiated by his forebears over a century earlier, for top-level competition and created a genuine offshore racing stable, which was the only one of its kind at the time.

Devising, creating, modifying and repairing, such is the daily routine of the members of Gitana. Within the team’s technical base in Lorient, some twenty or so people work year round on the prototypes that make up the Gitana fleet. All the different skill sets are represented here: architecture, engineering, composite materials, hydraulics, rigging, deck hardware, electronics and on-board computers… The success of the sporting projects is also reliant on the ability of these veritable experts. The common denominator is that their work is also their passion.