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Ladycat on the podium again and first overall provisional

Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing won two races to finish third in the Open de Crans, the second round of the 2014 Vulcain Trophy, on Lake Geneva this weekend, a result which takes them into the overall lead of the cutting…

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Spindrift racing series : “40 metres solo” Episode 16 : Happy 40th Yann Guichard!

Not for Yann Guichard any crisis on turning 40. The skipper of Spindrift 2 celebrates his birthday today and just feels happy, surrounded by his loved ones and at the top of his sporting career. We caught up with him  on the…

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The Open de Crans: the second round for the D35 Ladycat

On Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25, the 11 D35 one-designs, will compete in the 12 races scheduled for the Open de Crans, Act 2 of Vulcain Trophy. Due to the departure of the maxi trimaran Spindrift 2 for…

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Spindrift racing series : “40 metres solo” Episode 15 : The physical preparation

This week we are behind the scenes looking at the physical preparation of the team and especially Yann Guichard for the Route du Rhum. At the Country Club Geneva, at the foot of the mountains, the skipper has a programme…

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Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing on the podium at the first Grand Prix of the season

Two victories in 13 rounds took Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing to a second place in the GP Les Ambassadeurs, the first round of the D35 Championship, at the Société Nautique de Genève on Lake Geneva this weekend. The heavyweights…

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The D35 Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing on track for the Grand Prix Les Ambassadeurs

The thoroughbreds are back on Lake Geneva. From May 9 to 11, the Société Nautique de Genève will hold the fourth edition of the Grand Prix Les Ambassadeurs, the opening event of the Vulcain Trophy. In 2014, the Ladycat of…

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Spindrift racing series : “40 metres solo” Episode 14 : The Autopilots

Designed for crewed sailing, the maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 has never had autopilot. A small revolution has taken place on board since the decision to compete in the Route du Rhum. It is a fact that, sailing solo, Yann cannot be…

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Spindrift racing series : “40 metres solo” Episode 13 : The sensors

It may seem like a complicated subject but in fact it is very simple: sensors are installed on a racing boat like electrodes on the human body. They measure the stresses in the structure of the part they have been…

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Getting Started on Lake Geneva

Wearing her new colours and the names of her new partners, the D35 Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing mark 2014, was back on Lake Geneva last week for the first training session. After the winter break and a complete check…

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Spindrift racing series : “40 metres solo” Episode 12 : Making the sails

As promised, ’40 metres solo’ returns to the story of the sails. After last Thursday’s episode on their design, today we are walking the floor of the North Sails France sail loft in Vannes with Jacques Guichard, who tells us…

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