About us ?
We are a student club from the École de Technologie supérieure, Montreal. Rafale was born in September 2013, initially in order to participate in sailing competitions. However, the group quickly grew and launched a technical and international scale project: the design and the construction of a C-Class catamaran. This type of boat is futuristic, innovative and technologic. The goal set by the team is ambitious : To participate in the Little Cup of America as the first-ever student team.
In september 2015, the team delivered the performance and succeeded in its mission, racing at the 27th Little Cup, in Geneva. The boats' performances astonished many of the world's most influencial sailing teams and engineers. Rafale ÉTS finished in sixth place at the world championship, won the Spirit of the Hydros Foundation Prize and was awarded Sailor of the Year 2015 by the Fédération de Voile du Québec.
The student team is now designing Rafale II, that will race summer 2018. Get onboard, follow our project!