D35s back in action in Geneva this weekend
  • Ladycat
September 4, 2015

Following the traditional summer break, the Decision 35s return to action this weekend in the Open du Yacht Club de Genève (September 5th-6th) on Lake Geneva, the first of three last grand prix events in this year's D35 Trophy. The team of Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard go into the events with Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing fresh off the back of an efficient summer, with a Tour de France à la Voile victory (Diam 24) and a scratch win in the Fastnet Race on the maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2, as well as several podium finishes in the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour.

After the five events in May and June, Ladycat lies in third place, behind race leader Tilt Team and Alinghi. With fourth-placed Veltigroup-Swisscom just one point behind, it will be an action-packed, highly competitive end to the season.

The Indian summer looks set to stay over Lake Geneva, with warm temperatures and very light winds forecast for the first weekend in September, saturday for sure.

Open du Yacht Club de Genève schedule:

Saturday, September 5
10.15am - Briefing
11.30am - 1st warning signal

Sunday, September 6
10.15am - Briefing
11.30am - 1st warning signal
4pm - Last possible start
4.30pm - Award ceremony

Current standings in 2015 D35 Trophy after five stages: 
1 – Tilt Team – 8 points
2 – Alinghi – 12 points
3 – Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing – 21 points
4 – Veltigroup – Swisscom – 22 points
5 – Okalys – 25 points
6 – Realteam – 30 points
7 – Zen Too – 38 points
8 – Mobimo – 38 points
9 – Racing Django – 43 points
10 – Ylliam Comptoir Immobilier – 46 points
11 – Oryx – 47 points

Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing crew:
Xavier Revil, helmsman
Christophe Espagnon
Thierry Douillard
Jacques Guichard
François Morvan
François Verdier

D35 Trophy season:
May 8th-10th: Grand Prix d'Ouverture (SNG)
May 23rd-24th: Versoix (CNV)
June 6th: Geneva-Rolle-Geneva (YCG)
June 5th-7th: Versoix (CNV)
June 13th: Bol d’Or Mirabaud (SNG)
September 5th-6th: Yacht Club (YCG)
September 12th-13th: Open de Crans (CNC)
25th-26th September: GP clôture (SNG)

More information: www.d35trophy.com