News Wednesday, June 20th 2012
The largest regatta in the world to be run on a lake, was in line with its reputation: following a very tactical race, Realstone Sailing, skipped by a young team from Regatta Training Centre of the City of Geneva (CER) wins the 74th edition of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud in front of an array of confirmed sailors.
74th edition of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud © L. von Siebenthal / myimage.ch
The team skipped by Jérôme Clerc wins after a race of 10 hours and 52 minutes, slightly ahead of de Rham Sotheby’s and Zen Too. Realstone Sailing took the lead soon after the start and then led the race almost until the end. In the monohull category the Hungarian team Libera Raffica wins after more than 15 hours of sailing. This year’s edition gathered about 3’000 participants and close to 500 boats, of which 80 boats from abroad, including from Sweden, Germany, France, Hungary and Italy.
« This year’s sailing conditions were ideal, with favourable winds and a bright sunshine. It constituted a fantastic preparation for the upcoming 75th edition of this legendary regatta, which took place the first time in 1939, “ said Michel Glaus, President of Organizing Committee of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud. « While being a young team, and despite fierce competition, the winners demonstrated a high degree of maturity and professionalism, proving the excellence of the regatta training centre of the City of Geneva. We can look forward to next year’s 75th historic edition with confidence.»
Organised by the Sailing Circle of the Société Nautique de Genève, the Bol d’Or Mirabaud has undergone several important improvements of its internet tracking system, and has been equipped with a completely new multimedia portal. Whether on land, on water or on the air, the Bol d’Or Mirabaud is entering a new dimension, via the Bol d’Or Mirabaud website (www.boldormirabaud.ch), or directly at http://news.boldormirabaud.com. ■