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Atlas Ocean Racing a sailing team whose main objective is to contribute to the international development of Québec’s seamanship.The Atlas sailing team is the creation of 3 individuals that are passionate about sailing : George Leblanc, a quebec skipper, Gilles Barbot, a French entrepreneur and President and Founder of Groupe Esprit de Corps Inc., and Maxime Grimard, a young French manager who fell in love from the Province of Québec.
In order to make our spot at the international level, Atlas Ocean Racing is trying to gather a large community of performance crews to take part in a lot of races onboard our Volvo Ocean 60’s, and to organize our own sailing events.
Our vision : to one day become the biggest ocean racing team in North America and help the development of sailing leaders
Our mission : to offer opportunities to discover and progress in ocean racing in team to our community, through sailing events.
Join us and discover our adventures and actions to develop Ocean Racing initiatives in Québec.
Everyone pulls a lot of individual and collective development back from it and it is by the wind that we discover the power of a successful collaboration. Whatever port we moor in, the most important thing is that the path is worthful and that the team meets safe and sane collaboration conditions.
Atlas met a beautiful development since its establishment in 2014, and it would not have been possible without the extraordinary commitment of its members and moreover its partners making each project possible.
It is throughout races and deliveries that we build our confirmed sailor network up in which each member gets to meet passionate friends in order to create their own sailing path. I wish you to find yours !
Godspeed and it will be a pleasure to gather on the seas!
Gilles Barbot – Président et Skipper
As Georges Leblanc said « Facing the ocean, no one can lie ».
Indeed, the 2018 season brought a lot of events up to our team: technical difficulties, unpredictable weather conditions, and postponed races.
Despite that, and thanks to our members and partners efforts , all these events resulted in two victories in Saint-Pierre and in Toronto during the summer.
The 2019 season is being marked since January by the beginning of our adventure towards the 10th edition of the transatlantic Quebec - St Malo.
A crew is already getting prepared to participate to this legendary race on board of the infamous Esprit de Corps IV boat. Another crew is about to get prepared starting this summer on Esprit de Corps III, ensuring a strong Canadian/Quebecois presence on the starting line.
Wishing this season to bring a great learning, adventure, victory experience that will make you want to taste the ocean’s flavor !
Maxime Grimard - Team Manager and skipper
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ATLAS Ocean Racing - 257 rue Saint Ferdinand, Montréal H4C 2S6, CANADA