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Spindrift racing: Power of three

Posted on 16 April 2013 by Valencia Sailing

[Source: Spindrift racing] After re-fitting the maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 (formerly the record-breaking Banque Populaire V), the Spindrift racing team is gaining momentum. The 2013 program, designed and based around Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard, will marry regattas, ocean races and ocean records for the next four seasons.

The Fastnet Race in August for Spindrift 2

Spindrift 2 is currently at the CDK boatyard in Lorient for a complete check-up and will be launched in its new livery in early July. The first training session is scheduled so that Spindrift 2 does not break stride before the start of the Fastnet Race from Cowes on August 11. He holds the record for the 600-mile race in the English Channel and the Irish Sea, winning in 1 day 8 hours and 48 minutes at an average speed of 18.1 knots (approved WSSRC record) in August 2011. “This year will be dedicated to discovering the boat and familiarising ourselves with the size of the machine so we can determine what technical developments it is possible to make for next season.” Yann Guichard said.

After the first outing in the Fastnet, Spindrift racing will dedicate 2014 to the formation of a team of a dozen people to set records: An Atlantic crossing, the Route Discovery, a Mediterranean crossing, Jules Verne …

“This joint project with Yann is about drawing together human and sporting adventures that fit our criteria: creating a new challenge and team, performing and not resting on our laurels,” Dona Bertarelli said. “Although it is a logical next step for Yann in his career, for me it is a 90 ° turn and a big challenge to get involved in this ocean racing format that I do not know. It is my desire to progress further and discover the deep.” 

The Geneva circuit for the D35 Ladycat

Competing since 2007 on the Decision 35 circuit on board Ladycat, Dona Bertarelli continues her quest for the Geneva Holy Grail after winning the Bol d’Or in 2010, the first victory by a woman skipper (and crew of mostly women), since creation of the event in 1939! Third in the Vulcain Trophy last year behind Realstone Sailing and Alinghi, the crew’s ambition is for more of the same in 2013 and to fight for the podium in the fleet of twelve one-design catamarans. Eight races are scheduled from mid-May until the Bol d’Or in mid-June, then in September on Lake Geneva.

From Europe to Brazil for the MOD70 Spindrift

This season, the skippers of MOD70 trimarans will compete in two major ocean races: the Route des Princes around Europe and the Transat Jacques Vabre double-hander in November. The tour of Western Europe from June 6 to June 30 stops in Valencia (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), Dublin (Ireland), Plymouth (England) and Roscoff (Brittany) and is for multihulls over 50 feet, divided into three classes.

To test the winter check-up, Spindrift will be launched around April 17, before heading for a tour of the Belle Isle, leaving from La Trinité-sur-Mer on May 4. At the end of the season, Yann Guichard will leave from Le Havre for Brazil (Itajai) on the Transat Jacques Vabre two-hander.

It is an extensive program for a Spindrift racing team that continues to grow and diversify. Yann Guichard will have more than 230 days of sailing this year, beginning his season at the last meeting of the AC45 World Series in Naples from 16 to 21 April aboard the Energy Team

D35 Program: Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing

  • May 10-12: Grand Prix of Versoix
  • May 25-26: Grand Prix Les Ambassadeurs
  • June 7-9: Open Versoix
  • June 8: Genève-Rolle-Geneva
  • June 15: Bol d’Or
  • September 7-8: Open Crans
  • September 21-22: Grand Prix Grange & C °
  • September 27-29: Grand Prix Beau-Rivage Palace

Program of the MOD70 Spindrift

  • April 17: Launch at La Trinité-sur-Mer
  • May 4: Tour de Belle-Ile (La Trinité-sur-Mer)
  • June 6 to June 30: Route des Princes (Valencia-Lisbon-Dublin-Plymouth-Roscoff)
  • November 3: Transat Jacques Vabre (Le Havre-Itajai)

Program of the maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2

  • Early July: launch in Lorient
  • August 11: Fastnet Race (Cowes-Fastnet-Plymouth)

D35 crew Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing:

  • Dona Bertarelli (skipper)
  • Yann Guichard
  • Marie Riou
  • Billy Besson
  • Arnaud Jarlegan
  • Devan Le Bihan

MOD70 Spindrift crew

  • Yann Guichard (skipper)
  • Jacques Guichard
  • Erwan Tabarly
  • Xavier Revil
  • Christophe Espagnon
  • Pascal Bidégorry
  • Sébastien Marsset

Crew of the maxi trimaran Spindrift 2

  • Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard (co-skippers)
  • Crew being formed

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Jérôme Clerc’s Realstone Sailing dominates D35 class and claims Vulcain Trophy

Posted on 15 October 2012 by Valencia Sailing

Nine young amateur sailors from Geneva, skippered by Jérôme Clerc, stormed through the D35 class and in just two years moved from absolute beginners to season’s champions. They battled some of the most experienced crews on Lake Geneva but prevailed with relative ease.

Brian Conolly, CEO of Zhik, congratulated Jerome Clerc and his crew for their excellent performance this season. He stated that “Zhik is proud to partner with young and competitive sailors as they reflect the spirit of our company. Their brilliant result after just two years shows that Zhik is the clear choice of champions!”

Despite this being the second year of the young and amateur crew in the highly-competitive D35 circuit, they showed their form from the very first event, the Grand Prix Les Ambassadeurs. Clerc and his crew battled it out with Ernesto Bertarelli’s Alinghi, finishing second, tied with the two-time America’s Cup winners.

Jérôme Clerc at the helm of the Realstone Sailing D35. Geneva, 14 October 2012. Photo copyright Juerg Kaufmann / www.go4image.com

Three weeks later, Realstone Sailing scored a commanding victory in the Open de Crans, with three bullets in five races, ahead of Artemis Racing that had French expert Michel Desjoyeaux at the helm.

The Realstone kids had another flawless performance during the Geneva-Rolle-Geneva regatta, another classic regatta on the Swiss lake. Jérôme Clerc helmed the Realstone Sailing D35 catamaran to the lead from the starting line and never had to look back.

It was in the season’s fourth event, the Open de Versoix I, that Realstone Sailing consolidated their leadership in the first half of the 2012 Vulcain Trophy, scoring two victories in four races.

The 74th Bol d’Or Mirabaud was one of Realstone Sailing’s key moments of the season as Jérôme Clerc and his crew claimed one of Europe’s most renowned and popular lake races. A combination of excellent crew work and tactics in the capricious breeze of Lake Geneva allowed them to hold their lead for the entire race.

In the Open de Versoix II only two races were held in two days and Jérôme Clerc’s team had its lowest score of the season, a third place, but with a three-way tie at the top.

Nine young sailors from Geneva, all of them amateurs, take the D35 class by storm in just two years. Geneva, 14 October 2012. Photo copyright Juerg Kaufmann / www.go4image.com

The seventh event of the 2012 Vulcain Trophy, the Grand Prix Grange & Cie, put the seal on an exceptional and perfect season for the young crew from Geneva. Not only did they score an emphatic victory, they extended their overall lead and clinched the 2012 Vulcain Trophy with one event left.

Although it was a pure formality, the season’s closing regatta, the Grand Prix Facchinetti Automobiles, was a grand finale for Realstone Sailing. After three days of intensive racing against Ladycat and Alinghi, they took the event in the very last race.

Realstone Sailing consists of Jérôme Clerc at the helm, Denis Girardet and Bruno Barbarin calling tactics, Arnaud Psarofaghis (Zhik Moth Team Rider) and Cédric Schmidt trimming, Bryan Mettraux at the bow, and grinders Thierry Wasem, Nils Palmieri and Christian Monachon, the “engines” of the boat, according to Clerc.

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A perfect day for Ladycat at Grand Prix Facchinetti Automobiles

Posted on 13 October 2012 by Valencia Sailing

[Source: Vulcain Trophy] Four races were sailed in the Geneva harbor for the second day of the Grand Prix Facchinetti Automobiles. But sailors and spectators had to wait until 3.30 pm for the wind to start to blow and for the first race to be launched. Weather conditions have then only got better with the wind reaching 15 knots, to the delight of the competitors and the crowd of spectator boats that came to watch the races!

Tonight the standings still show the dominance of Realstone Sailing who remains at the top with 12 points. The youngsters from the Geneva Regatta Training Center, led by Jérôme Clerc – who have already won the championship – want to leave their mark on the championship ! The racing scene has been intense and exciting today.

Nicolas Grange and his Okalys Corum team have had a great day with a second place and a win. But Ladycat has been the real star today.

They might be the youngest in the fleet but Realstone Racing have dominated the D35 circuit throughout the season. Photo copyright Juerg Kaufmann

In the duel opposing de Rham Sotheby’s for the third step of the podium in the Vulcain Trophy, Dona Bertarelli’s team takes advantage tonight by standing at the 2nd place in the provisional ranking with 15 points, just ahead of his brother Ernesto Bertarelli on Alinghi (16 points). The crew benefits from the return of Yann Guichard at the tactics. Let’s remind that he has been absent in the fall to compete and win the Multi One Championship 2012 aboard his MOD70 Spindrift. Of course it is still not Philippe Cardis last word on de Rham Sotheby’s. Tomorrow, if conditions permit, six races may still be recorded and change the Vulcain Trophy final rankings!

Provisional ranking after the 2nd day of the Grand Prix Facchinetti Automobiles:
1. Realstone Sailing (12 pts)
2. Ladycat (15 pts)
3. Alinghi (16 pts)
4. Artemis (24 pts)
5. de Rham-Sothebys (28 pts)
6. Okalys (31 pts)
7. Zen Too (31 pts)
8. Nickel (42 pts)
9. Veltigroup (43 pts)

They might be the youngest in the fleet but Realstone Racing have dominated the D35 circuit throughout the season. Photo copyright Juerg Kaufmann

They might be the youngest in the fleet but Realstone Racing have dominated the D35 circuit throughout the season. Photo copyright Juerg Kaufmann

They might be the youngest in the fleet but Realstone Racing have dominated the D35 circuit throughout the season. Photo copyright Juerg Kaufmann

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Realstone Sailing leads Grand Prix Facchinetti Automobiles on day 1

Posted on 12 October 2012 by Valencia Sailing

[Source: Vulcain Trophy] Under a beautiful sky loaded with great clouds the D35 catamarans met in the harbor of Geneva this morning for the last race of the season. Three regattas were sailed in a very variable and shifty southwesterly breeze. During the last race, the wind reached 20 knots and some teams decided to reduce the sails. The show was amazing at the end of the day with a beautiful autumn sunshine!

In this dramatic atmosphere, the racing was intense. Some breakage has to be reported: Veltigroup and Okalys Corum have torn their gennakers. Veltigroup has collided with Nickel and gets away with a cracked bow. They decided however to continue to sail for the day.

Realstone Sailing takes the lead from the start of the event, with a second place and two victories. With 4 points, the team led by Jérôme Clerc is closely followed by Alinghi, helmed by Ernesto Bertarelli (7 pts), who easily won the second race of the day. Not far behind, Artemis Racing, skippered by Torbjorn Tornqvist, makes a nice start and gets to the 3rd step of the provisional podium with 11 pts.

Realstone Racing are in full form. Photo copyright Chris Schmidt

The duel between de Rham Sotheby’s (Philippe Cardis) and Ladycat (Dona Bertarelli) for the third step of the podium of the Vulcain Trophy 2012 is still in the programme, although Zen Too helmed by Fred Le Peutrec has slipped in-between and stands at equal points with de Rham Sotheby’s. A great fight is expected between Zen Too and Artemis Racing for 5th place. If weather conditions permit, up to 18 races could be sailed in the beautiful nautical stadium of Geneva harbor, shared this weekend with the Moths (Swiss Nationals) and the participants of the Syz & Co Speed Week 2012.

The Grand Prix Facchinetti Automobiles marks the end of the season. A Prize Giving ceremony will be held on Sunday at the Société Nautique de Genève, during which the Vulcain Trophy will be awarded.

Provisional ranking :
1. Realstone Sailing (1-2-1)
2. Alinghi (2-1-4)
3. Artemis (3-6-2)
4. de Rham-Sothebys (7-3-5)
5. Zen Too (5-4-6)
6. Ladycat (8-5-3)
7. Nickel (6-8-7)
8. Okalys (4-9-9)
9. Veltigroup (dnf-7-8)

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Double victory for Realstone this weekend

Posted on 10 June 2012 by Valencia Sailing

[Source: Vulcain Trophy] The committee of the Club Nautique de Versoix has been able to launch only one race in very light winds this morning. The race took place in only 2-5 knots of wind which is nevertheless sufficient for the D35, 1200 kg of incredible technology, featuring spectacular sail surfaces, allowing sailing faster than the wind!

Realstone Sailing confirms its No. 1 position signing a new race victory today in front of Veltigroup and Artemis Racing skippered by Torbjorn Tornqvist, with Paul Cayard at the tactics. Realstone has won two stages of the Vulcain Trophy presented by Business and Decision in one weekend!

Good performance for Veltigroup today with a second place in the only race of the day. A nice weekend for Marco Simeoni’s team, with a great Geneva-Rolle-Geneva race yesterday. The helmsman Boris Lerch commented: “We are better in light air because we have to make fewer maneuvers. This year we have a new team that has had little opportunity to sail together and we suffer as soon as we need good coordination, like in quick maneuvers.”

Realstone win the Open de Versoix and extend their overall Vulcain Trophy leadership. Photo copyright Chris Schmid

Note also the performance of Okalys-Corum, who finished in fourth position of today’s race, while the boat was dismasted during the Genève-Rolle-Genève yesterday. The mast has been replaced in the evening and the boat was on the starting line this morning. Nicolas Grange says: “It was a mixed weekend. We’re a little frustrated because we did a very good first half of the race yesterday at the Genève-Rolle-Genève, but we have been pleased to sail at least one race with the new mast before the Bol d’Or Mirabaud. We are now reassured that we can participate! ”

The overall ranking after four stages (one deleted – as per the rules) goes as follows: Realstone Sailing dominates insolently the championship with 3 points, followed by Alinghi (8 pts), level on points with Ladycat. This trio is followed by Artemis Racing (10 pts) and De Rham Sotheby’s (10 pts). The following are neck and neck with Veltigroup (17 pts), Zen Too (18 pts), Okalys Corum (19 pts) and Nickel (24 pts). The sailors can now prepare their boats for the most important race of the season, at least symbolically, the Bol d’Or Mirabaud, which will be held Saturday, June 16. Let’s meet at 10 o’clock sharp off the Nautique in Geneva to see one of the best shows that the Lake can offer: a starting line packed with over 600 boats!

Alinghi are sitting in second place in the overall Vulcain Trophy leaderboard. Photo copyright Chris Schmid

Ranking Open de Versoix:
1. Realstone Sailing (J. Clerc) – 6 points
2. Ladycat (D. Bertarelli) – 7 points
3. Alinghi (E. Bertarelli) – 8 points
4. De Rham – Sotheby’s (Ph. Cardis) – 10 points
5. Artemis Racing (P. Cayard – T. Tornqvist) – 10 points
6. Veltigroup (B. Lerch – M. Simeoni) – 16 points
7. Okalys-Corum (N. Grange) – 16 points
8. Zen Too (F. Le Peutrec – G. de Picciotto) – 17 points
9. Nickel (F. Moura) – 22 points

Overall ranking after 4 events:
1. Realstone Sailing (J. Clerc) – 3 points
2. Alinghi (E. Bertarelli) – 8 points
3. Ladycat (D. Bertarelli) – 8 points
4. Artemis Racing (T. Tornqvist) – 10 points
5. De Rham Sotheby’s (Ph. Cardis) – 10 points
6. Veltigroup (M. Simeoni) – 17 points
7. Zen Too (G. de Picciotto) – 18 points
8. Okalys (N. Grange) – 19 points
9. Nickel (F. Moura) – 24 points

Paul Cayard, CEO of Artemis Racing, sailing onboard his team's D35 in very light conditions. Photo copyright Chris Schmid

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Ladycat leads D35 fleet after 3 races in Open de Versoix

Posted on 08 June 2012 by Valencia Sailing

[Source: Vulcain Trophy] The nine teams participating in the Open de Versoix, third stage of Vulcain Trophy 2012, have waited until 5 pm to start racing. After a day of huge rain, the southwest wind made his way through the clouds. The Race Committee of the Club Nautique de Versoix was able to launch 3 races, after a change of course because of the shifty winds oscillating between 7 and 15 knots.

Ladycat leads after the first day of racing. The crew skippered by Dona Bertarelli has done a very good job starting with a fourth place, following with a win and a second place: “We had a lot of fun sailing today. We finally found the right trimming, we trained hard this week and it paid off. We now have a good speed.” Dona continues: “This new team is fantastic. We have good group cohesion, and the result is visible: everything worked fine. I found the boat easy to steer and when you have the right speed and maneuvers work out fine, it can only go well.”

Dona Bertarelli and Ladycat lead the Open de Versoix after three races. Photo copyright Chris Schmid

But beware, the weekend is not over and the ranking is tight. Indeed, the first 4 teams are just one point from each other. Ladycat is closely followed by another Bertarelli, while the Kids of Realstone Sailing are right behind. De Rham-Sotheby’s helmed by Philippe Cardis is fourth of the ranking, with one beautiful victory. Artemis, helmed today by Xavier Revil (Tornado World Champion and holder of the Jules Verne Trophy on Banque Populaire in 2012), is not far, and perhaps did not show its full potential because of some technical problems. Okalys-Corum began well in the afternoon but ends with mixed results, they plan to come stronger later on the weekend. Veltigroup who made a major reshuffle of his crew has not found a real cohesion yet. In the last race, the crew of Nickel, poised to make a great result, got a penalty and was no longer able to pick up the fleet.

Tomorrow, the D35 have an appointment at 1 pm for the start of the Genève-Rolle-Genève, a coastal race traditionally organized by the Yacht Club of Geneva. Sunday, they will come back on the right side of Lake Geneva for the second day of the Open de Versoix.

Ranking after 3 races Open de Versoix:
1. Ladycat (D. Bertarelli) – 7 points
2. Alinghi (E. Bertarelli) – 8 points
3. Realstone Sailing (J. Clerc) – 9 points
4. de Rham – Sotheby’s (Ph. Cardis) – 10 points
5. Artemis Racing (X. Revil) – 16 points
6. Zen Too (F. Le Peutrec) – 17 points
7. Okalys Corum (N. Grange) – 21 points
8. Veltigroup (Simeoni-Lerch) – 22 points
9. Nickel (F.Moura) – 25 points

Alinghi are sitting second at the Open de Versoix after three races. Photo copyright Chris Schmid

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Double event this weekend for the D35 class

Posted on 07 June 2012 by Valencia Sailing

[Source: Vulcain Trophy] The D35 catamarans are back for new races this weekend. The boats will sail two very different types of regattas: short “sprint” courses in Versoix and a long-distance regatta on Saturday from Geneva to Rolle. The Vulcain Trophy plateau, presented by Business and Decision, is as rich as ever with Michel Desjoyeaux at the helm of Artemis for the Geneva-Rolle-Geneva, alongside Torbjorn Tornqvist, while Paul Cayard and Yvan Ravussin will be back on Artemis for the Open de Versoix. As for Ernesto Bertarelli, he will be at the helm of Alinghi this weekend to prepare the Bol d’Or Mirabaud. Realstone Sailing led by Jerome Clerc will have to work hard to stay ahead in the overall ranking. Zen Too of Guy de Picciotto that had gone through a severe damage during the Open de Crans, hitting a stone in the bay, has been repaired and will be ready on the starting line with Fred Le Peutrec at the helm.

The D35 fleet. Photo copyright Christophe Schmid

The Geneva-Rolle-Genève (9 June)

Known as the rehearsal of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud, the Geneva-Rolle-Geneva regatta is one of the great classics of the lake. The departure takes place on Saturday, June 9 at 1 pm off the Yacht Club de Genève, at a place called the Tour Carrée. The starting line is an imaginary line marked by buoys, starting from the Yacht Club de Genève to the Beach of Mont-Repos on the right bank of the lake. The competitors have to round two buoys in front of Rolle (a town 40 km away from Geneva on the lake side).Then they have to come back to Geneva and pass the finish line in front of the Yacht Club de Genève. This race is open to all classes and categories of boats and usually includes more than 200 boats on the starting line. To avoid accidents, the line is split into two, the multihulls starting next to the Beach of Mont-Repos.

Open of Versoix (8 and 10 June)

The Club Nautique de Versoix hosts the third stage of the Vulcain Trophy to be held over two days, on Friday and Sunday. For this regatta, the D35 catamarans will race short courses of about 30 minutes long. There will be a maximum of six races on Friday and on Sunday, starting at 11.00 on Friday and 11.30 on Sunday.

Overall ranking after 2 legs:
1. Realstone Sailing (Clerc) – 3 points
2. Alinghi (E. Bertarelli) – 5 points
3. Artemis Racing (Tornqvist-Cayard) – 5 points
4. de Rham – Sotheby’s (Cardis) – 8 points
5. Ladycat (D. Bertarelli) – 11 points
6. Okalys – Corum (Grange) – 12 points
7. Zen Too (De Picciotto-Le Peutrec) – 15 points
8. Veltigroup (Simeoni-Lerch) – 15 points
9. Nickel (Moura) – 16 points

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Victory of Realstone Sailing in five races at D35 Open de Crans

Posted on 27 May 2012 by Valencia Sailing

[Source: Vulcain Trophy] Who said that stars were not participating in the Vulcain Trophy presented by Business & Decision this year? Indeed, we met the French champion Michel Desjoyeaux who came to steer Artemis Racing alongside Yvan Ravussin. Nicolas Charbonnier, Olympic Medallist in Beijing and dinghy World Champion was at the helm of Alinghi (to replace Ernesto Bertarelli). Fred Le Peutrec was at the helm of Zen Too, and Okalys welcomed the French Jean-Christophe Mourniac as tactician – Eric Monnin being busy on the World Match Racing Tour. Yet the ones we love to call the “Kids” of Realstone Sailing (Regatta Training Center in Geneva) with Jerome Clerc at the helm won the event.

“We wanted to get our revenge after the Grand Prix Les Ambassadeurs (ndrl. Realstone had finished second behind Alinghi, level on points). The pressure has been rising today. We knew we had few races to make the difference and the light breeze was a challenge too. Also with opponents like Michel Desjoyeaux or Nicolas Charbonnier, we are even happier with this win! “said Jerome Clerc.

The fight for the second position was also interesting. Michel Desjoyeaux on Artemis Racing said: “The day was fabulous! I was very doubtful this morning, especially after yesterday. But at the end we had a fantastic day and the wind conditions left the game very open. However I have to say that Realstone Sailing is really above the rest of the fleet! “.

Realstone Sailing, winners of the Open de Crans. Geneva, 27 May 2012. Photo copyright Chris Schmid

De Rham Sotheby’s took a great 3rd place: “We are fortunate to have a very good tactician: Christian Wahl is really a magician of the lake, even when we did stupid things, he managed to catch them by a remarkable tactics,” said Philippe Cardis, skipper of De Rham Sotheby’s.

The next appointment is a double event to be held the weekend of 8, 9 and 10 June, with the Open de Versoix on Friday and Sunday, and the Genève-Rolle-Genève on Saturday 9 June, known as the rehearsal of the famous Bol d’Or Mirabaud race. The D35 catamarans will therefore be among themselves on Friday and Sunday in Versoix, but then, they will join a fleet of several hundred boats to one of the “great classics” of Lake Geneva!

Ranking of the Open de Crans:
1. Realstone Sailing (Jérôme Clerc) – 5 pts
2. Artemis Racing (Michel Desjoyeaux) – 10 pts
3. De Rham Sotheby’s (Philippe Cardis) – 11 pts
4. Alinghi (Nicolas Charbonnier) – 12 pts
5. Okalys – Corum (Nicolas Grange) – 13 pts
6. Veltigroup (Boris Lerch) – 25 pts
7. Ladycat (Dona Bertarelli) – 26 pts
8. Nickel (Fred Moura) – 28 pts
9. Zen Too (Fred Le Peutrec) – 35 pts

Overall ranking after 2 legs:
1. Realstone Sailing (Jérôme Clerc) – 3 pts
2. Alinghi (Ernesto Bertarelli) – 5pts
3. Artemis Racing (Torbjorn Tornqvist) – 5 pts
4. De Rham Sotheby’s (Philippe Cardis) – 8 pts
5. Ladycat (Dona Bertarelli) – 11 pts
6. Okalys -Corum (Nicolas Grange) – 12 pts
7. Zen Too (De Picciotto – LePeutrec) – 15 pts
8. Veltigroup (Simeoni-Lerch) – 15 pts
9. Nickel (Fred Moura) – 16 pts

Michel Desjoyeaux takes the helm of Artemis Racing, for the first time ever. Geneva, 27 May 2012. Photo copyright Chris Schmid

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