Alinghi wins Bol d’Or’s Prologue – Geneva-Rolle-Geneva

7 June, 2014

Alinghi wins the Geneva-Rolle-Geneva classic regatta after 4h52min of close combat against Realstone.

The gun was fired at 13:00 in Vesenaz, in front of La Tour Carrée, by the Yacht Club of Geneva in very light wind conditions.

Alinghi was in the leading group since the very beginning with some very close followers, Realstone and Zen too.

After 3:15min of racing, Realstone passed the first mark in front of Rolle two boat lengths ahead of Alinghi, but after a successful jibe battle in front of the

Ile de la Harpe, Alinghi was back in the leading position at the second mark located right in front of the Harbor of Rolle.

A light breeze pushed then the D-35 fleet back towards Geneva, not far ahead of the first M2.

Alinghi crossed the finish line first with Ernesto Bertarelli at the Helm, Nicolas Charbonnier at the Tactic, Pierre-Yves Jorand at the Mainsail, Coraline Jonet & Nils Frei at the Trim, Yves Detrey at the Bow.

Sailing continues tomorrow at the Club Nautique de Versoix at 11:30am for 6 races max. The forecast is for little wind again and a very hot day… Let’s bet that the D-35 fleet will battle hard again on the water.

Geneva-Rolle-Geneva Results:

  1. Alinghi
  2. Realstone
  3. Mobimo
  4. Team Tilt
  5. Zen Too
  6. LadyCat Powered by Spindrift Racing
  7. Veltigroup
  8. Okalys
  9. Oryx
  10. Yliiam Comptoir Immobilier