Today was the final day of the Grand Prix de Grange & Cie for the D35s on Lake Geneva. Five regattas took place over the weekend, with beautiful clear skies and light winds. Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing finished in an excellent second position behind Alinghi, and now moves up to second position in the current 2014 rankings.
"The wind yesterday was light and stable at a speed of 6 knots," explained Xavier Revil, who was at the helm of the D35 Ladycat for the Grand Prix. "This allowed us to perform well in both regattas. Today, there were stronger north-east winds, known here as the Séchard. It was not easy to get the tactics right, but we were consistent. The teamwork during the most recent training sessions really paid off, and we had great team spirit. Our goal over the two days was to put some distance between us and our rivals in the championship, and that is exactly what we did."
Commenting on the results, Dona Bertarelli said: "The team has done an excellent job throughout the season, even more so during this weekend, putting us in a great position as we approach the last Grand Prix of the season where we hope to make the podium. The pressure is now on my shoulders as I will be helming the next Grand Prix."
The championship will conclude with the Grand Prix SAP, due to take place from September 19th to 21st. The final event will decide who will take home the 2014 Vulcain Trophy.
Rankings for the Grand Prix Grange & Cie:
1.Alinghi – 4 points
2.Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing – 10 points
3.Veltigroup – 17 points
4.Okalys – 18 points
5.Zen Too – 20 points
6.Realstone - 21 points
7.Racing Django – 23 points
8. Team Tilt – 24 points
9. Mobimo – 27 points
10.Ylliam-Comptoir immobilier – 28 points
11. Oryx – 38 points
Current standings in 2014 Vulcain Trophy, after seven events:
1.Alinghi – 13 points
2.Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing – 24 points
3.Realstone - 25 points
4.Mobimo – 29 points
5.Team Tilt – 33 points
6.Zen Too – 33 points
7.Veltigroup – 49 points
8.Okalys - 53 points
9.Racing Django – 64 points
10. Oryx – 64 points
11.Ylliam-Comptoir immobilier – 75 points