RC44 Net Worth Goes Higher

Sailing World

RC44s in San Diego

Dave Reed

When editing our story of the RC44 class, I thought it interesting the number of energy industry millionaires that like that sort of sailing. There are quite a few high-rollers in this class, and for the upcoming 2011 series, they've added another.

Flying the French flag is Mr. Hugues Lepic, owner of "Aleph." This is his professional bio, according to Reuters.com: Lepic "is a Member of the Board of Directors and a Member of the Remuneration and Nominating Committee and the Strategy Committee of PagesJaunes Groupe SA. He is a Partner and Managing Director of The Goldman Sachs Group Inc., and is responsible for Private Equity in Europe, within the Principal Investment area division. He is also a Member of the Executive Commitee of Goldman Sachs in Europe and a Member of the Investment Committee of Goldman Sachs. Mr. Lepic began his career in 1990 within the Mergers and Acquisitions division of Goldman Sachs in New York and then in London. He moved to the Private Equity division in London in 1996 before being named Managing Director in 1998 and Partner and Managing Director in 2000. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Prysmian SpA, Mediannuaire Holding and Endemol NV. He is a former student of Ecole Polytechnique and has an MBA from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania."

The team’s pro skipper and match racing helm for the season will be World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) runner-up, Mathieu Richard and a number of his WMRT crew-members.