Foil sailing is attracting sailors from around the world, who are now competing in three dimensions on foiling multihulls like the GC32s. From May 27th to May 31st, five professional teams will race these catamaran hydrofoils on Traunsee lake in the Austria Cup, the first grand prix in the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour 2015.
The North wind that blew all week in Switzerland finally died down on Sunday, much to the joy of the Open de Versoix crews. They spent the whole of Saturday moored up because the wind was too strong on the race course. Today, however, they made up for lost time, with as many as six races held in absolutely perfect conditions.
This weekend, after nine races and many intense battles at the front of the race, Spindrift racing finished second in the Diam 24 competition in the Grand Prix de l’École Navale. It is a good result for Yann Guichard in what was the final event before July’s Tour de France à la Voile.
Elite sailing competition will return to Lake Geneva this weekend (May 8th-10th). The Grand Prix d’Ouverture for the D35 Trophy 2015, organized by Société Nautique de Genève, will take place on one of the narrowest parts of the lake, on a splendid, highly technical section of water. It will be Dona Bertarelli's ninth season aboard the catamaran 'Ladycat', which was rechristened 'Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing' in 2011 when she created the racing team with her partner Yann Guichard.
The eleven 35-foot monohulls faced capricious weather and water conditions in the D35 Trophy Grand Prix d’Ouverture this weekend in Geneva.