For immediate release.
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, September 26, 2019. – After a sabbatical year, Guillaume Charette officially announces his return for the 2020 season. He will be driving the F-44 Wave Dancer.
Derek Demers hands over the wheel to a long-time friend
Derek and Dominic Demers, the drivers of the S-44 Wave Dancer, have recently moved up to the Formula 2500 class following their strong performance in the 2.5-liter class during the 2019 season.
The father-son duo recently made the decision to entrust the driving of their boat to Guillaume Charrette, Derek’s longtime friend. “I have more fun maintaining the boat and being part of the team than driving. I trust Guillaume and he has experience in F, so why not, “said the 27-year-old.
A passion that has never stopped
In 2017, Guillaume decided to take a break in order to focus on personal projects. However, he had not managed to sell his boat, so he had taken part in the circuit in 2018. After the Régates de Valleyfield 2018 he sold his equipment to Marc Lalonde, now driver of the F -751 Lalo Racing.
At the last edition of the Regates de valleyfield, Derek Demers proposed to his friend to take the wheel for the 2020 season if he managed to get into the Formula 2500 class. A few weeks later, Guillaume accepted with great pleasure.
“I can not wait to work with Derek and my new team with whom I spent time in North Tonawanda. We know the challenge is going to be great, but we’ll be ready from the first start, “said the one who now has 7 years of experience as a hydroplane driver.