GILLES LAMIRÉ | GCA GROUP – « 1001 SOURIRES »
Skipper of the “GCA- 1001 SOURIRES” GROUP, Gilles Lamiré has been a specialist of multihulls for more than 15 years. He has a huge experience as far as offshore races are concerned: he took part four times in the « Route du Rhum » as well as in the « Transat Jacques Vabre ». From years to years, he enriched his list: in 2016 he was the winner of the legendary “English Transat” and in 2019 he was the winner of the « Transat Jacques Vabre «.
Two years ago, when he took the helm of the “GCA-1001 SOURIRES” Group, the skipper from « Cancal » wanted to campaign for a winning and supportive program.
On the one hand, his partner the GCA Group, first supplier of Toyota and Lexus in France decided to assign him one of the most challenging trimarans of the tour.
On the other hand, Gilles Lamiré wanted to sail under the “1001 Sourires” banner so that most of the people knows the needs and the action of this association which helps ill and disabled children and their families.
” I am glad that our boats the « OCEAN FIFTY » join this new adventure. They are remarkable boats which can both be part of the most legendary « Transatlantiques » and be challenging in dramatic races. A true championship worthy of our boats was missing.
I am convinced that this is the beginning of a great story that will highlight and will bring interest to our class beyond the big races”