Finesse and endurance this weekend on Ladycat for the Geneva-Rolle-Geneva
  • Ladycat
June 5, 2015

Dona Bertarelli will be back on Lake Geneva this weekend aboard the D35 Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing. She will compete in the Open de Versoix 2 this Friday and Sunday, while on Saturday she will compete in the first long-distance race of the D35 season, the Geneva-Rolle-Geneva. The latter is the perfect warm-up for the Bol d’Or Mirabaud, which will begin on June 13th. 

Today’s wind conditions on Lake Geneva are very light, and should remain light tomorrow for the start of the famous return trip between Geneva and Rolle at 1pm. Storms forecast for Sunday could see the winds pick up.

Tomorrow, the various boat classes will all race from a single start line on Lake Geneva (with a section reserved for the D35s) near the Tour Carrée in Cologny. From there, they will head to Rolle, creating a fantastic spectacle that will be visible from the banks of the lake.

Dona Bertarelli’s determined crew will look to break clear of their rivals and secure a place on the podium on this gruelling course, in what will be very difficult conditions.
The third event of the season is also a good warm-up for next weekend’s famous Bol d’Or Mirabaud, where Ladycat will be defending her title.

2015 Calendar | D35 Trophy

• May 8th-10th – Grand Prix d’Ouverture – SNG
• May 23rd-24th – Open de Versoix – CNV
• June 6th – Geneva-Rolle-Geneva – YCG
• June 5th and 7th - Open de Versoix - CNV
• June 13th – Bol d’Or Mirabaud – SNG
• September 5th-6th - Grand Prix Comptoir Immobilier – YCG
• September 12th-13th – Open de Crans – CNC
• September 25th-26th – Grand Prix de Clôture – SNG

2015 line-up 


• SUI 1 – Alinghi (E. Bertarelli)
• SUI 2 – Okalys (N. Grange)
• SUI 3 – Oryx (E. Delaye)
• SUI 4 – Zen Too (G. de Picciotto)
• SUI 5 – Tilt Team (Alex Schneiter)
• SUI 6 – Ylliam–Comptoir Immobilier (B. Demole)
• SUI 7 – Realteam (E. Garcia)
• SUI 8 – Racing Django (J. Eckert)
• SUI 9 – Mobimo (C. Wahl)
• SUI 10 – Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing (D. Bertarelli)
• SUI 11 – Veltigroup (M. Simeoni)

D35 Trophy – Open de Versoix 1 results

1. Team Tilt – 7 points
2. Realteam – 15 points
3. Alinghi – 16 points
4. Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing – 19 points
5. Okalys – 21 points
6. Zen Too – 28 points
7. Mobimo – 31 points
8. Veltigroup-Swisscom – 32 points
9. Racing Django – 35 points
10. Oryx – 51 points
11. Ylliam Comptoir Immobilier – 53 points


Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing crew


• Dona Bertarelli, skipper/helmsman
• Yann Guichard, tactician
• Xavier Revil, mainsail
• François Morvan, trimmer
• Jacques Guichard, trimmer
• Christophe Espagnon, bowman
• Nicolas Débordes, shore crew