Please select your home edition
Edition
Craftinsure 2012
Product Feature
Race Armour LITE Shorts
Race Armour LITE Shorts
Boat Insurance from Noble Marine


Full racing risks
New for old cover
www.noblemarine.co.uk

Ladycat powered by Spindrift Racing leading Bol d'Or Mirabaud at mid-course

by Bol d'Or Mirabaud 17 Jun 2017 13:54 BST 16-18 June 2017
Bol d'Or Mirabaud 2017 start © Nicolas Jutzi

The Bol d'Or Mirabaud 2017 is running in simply exceptional conditions, with 15-18 knots of "bise" under a radiant sun.

The favourites are in the lead: Dona Bertarelli's sailboat, Ladycat Powered by Spindrift Racing, is currently leading the show ahead of Alinghi, skippered by Arnaud Psarofaghis (in the absence of Ernesto Bertarelli) and Mobimo, skippered by Christian Wahl. Dona Bertarelli's sailboat rounded the halfway mark at 13:03.31, 7 seconds ahead of Alinghi.

The leading catamarans enjoyed a fast start to the race. The record seemingly won't be beat this year, due to wind direction and rather important wave conditions, but the tempo is nonetheless very fast.

Among the monohulls, it's no surprise that Hungarian Libera Implancentre Raffica is leading, ahead of Psaros 40 Syz & Co and "old" Taillevent, 1990s Americas Cup Class replica, which performs particularly well to windward. The game is far from over; as it's very unstable, the Libera could suffer during the downwind run to Geneva under strong wind conditions this afternoon.

Numerous accidents punctuated the beginning of the race with two monohull collisions, a torn mainsail on M2: Degroof Petercam offshore from Anières, and M2: Tradition capsizing offshore from Nernier. Abandonments by 2nd Chance are Arketype One were later announced leading to no less than 17 abandonments in total among the fleet, while thirteen competitors didn't take the start.

Note that only material damage occurred and all crewmembers are safe and sound.

For more information visit www.boldormirabaud.ch

Related Articles

Mission accomplished at stormy Bol d'Or Mirabaud
Wally Nano Nostromino only christened the day before Mission accomplished for Nostromino, the brand-new Wally Nano MK11 007, that couldn't find a better way to test its qualities during the 2019 edition of the Swiss international regatta, which will probably remain in sailing history books Posted on 20 Jun
Bol d'Or Mirabaud 2019 - An epic edition!
A serious storm descended on the fleet as forecast Météo Suisse was forecasting it for 24 hours: a serious storm was going to descend on the Bol d'Or Mirabaud fleet around 17:00. This warning was precise and played out to the letter! Posted on 17 Jun
Ladycat team win the Bol d'Or Mirabaud 2019
This was a final victory for Dona Bertarelli's trimaran Yann Guichard and his crew, onboard Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing, have secured their fourth win of the iconic Bol d'Or Mirabaud, today Saturday 15 June at 20h36. Posted on 15 Jun
All set for the 81st Bol d'Or Mirabaud
480 competitors are registered for the world's greatest freshwater regatta The 81st Bol d'Or Mirabaud will take place this weekend, from Friday to Sunday, at the Société Nautique de Genève. The race village will welcome the public with stands, events and two concerts, and the starting gun will go off Saturday at 10:00. Posted on 13 Jun
Ladycat's final appearance in Bol d'Or Mirabaud
Yann Guichard will take over from Dona Bertarelli After 13 years navigating the fickle waters of Lake Geneva, Dona Bertarelli's catamaran will set sail for the last time at this legendary Swiss event, with the colours of Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing. It will be replaced by the TF35 in 2020. Posted on 25 May
Only a month to go to the Bol d'Or Mirabaud
More than 500 boats and 3000 competitors to take part The 2019 edition of the Bol d'Or Mirabaud's theme will be technology, from the festival to its focus on sustainable development. Posted on 15 May
Shaping up to be another festive Bol d'Or Mirabaud
With more than 500 boats expected to take the start With more than 500 boats expected to take the start, 95 are already registered as of now in anticipation of the word's greatest fresh water regatta. This year's emphasis will not only be the true lake festival the race is on water Posted on 2 May
Bol d'Or Mirabaud: A magnificent 2018 edition
Summary of the key moments on this 80th anniversary The 80th edition of the Bol d'Or Mirabaud 2018 was run with evasive winds, testing the nerves of participants. Patience and tactical finesse were key in a race that occurred on glass-like waters. Posted on 11 Jun 2018
A tremendous Bol d'Or Mirabaud Race
A fantastic Bol d”or Mirabaud Race on Phaedo^2 Loyd Thornburg and his crew of Chris Draper, Ed Smyth, Stuart Bithell, Haylee Outteridge and Julian Cressant, raced a fantastic Bol d"or Mirabaud race. Posted on 10 Jun 2018
Alinghi wins the Bol d'Or Mirabaud
While Jean Psarofaghis wins the monohull category The two Bertarelli family sailboats, handled by expert crews, dominated this 79th edition of the Bol d'Or Mirabaud head and shoulders. Sailing side by side during most of the regatta, they created an impressive margin with their direct competition. Posted on 17 Jun 2017