Published on 2016.06.03

400 Registrants a Week Before  the Bol d'Or Mirabaud

  • Seven days from the start of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud, the registration list is growing: 400 boats confirmed their participation in the 78th edition of the race.

    The largest fleet, the Surprise class, already has 88 registrations, while the Grand Surprises stand at 16 for the moment.

    Newcomers for the first time this year, 18 C1 catamarans have been admitted so far. Eighteen two-man crews will tour the lake aboard small sport catamarans, notably F18s and Flying Phantoms. These flying boats will offer an exciting show as they plane above the water!

    In the M2 category, sixteen catamarans will fight for victory. Amogn them, the Ventilo M2s for which the Bol d’Or Mirabaud is a qualifying race in the TeamWork M2 Speed Tour annual championship; along with the Diam 24s, the new class of the Tour de France à la Voile.

    Twelve multihulls are registered in the M1 category. Most favored in the Bol d’Or Mirabaud, the Décision 35s, loyal winners in recent years, will fight the Ventilo M1 Safram, winner in 2013 under the name of Zenith… Fresh!

    Finally, two "uncategorized" boats will race: the Organizing Committee has effectively invited Fifty Fifty and Rita IV to join the fleet! As prescribed in the Notice of Race, they can't compete for an offical ranking, a class victory or the race challenges (Bol d'Or ou Bol de Vermeil). In 1989, fresh from winning theAmerica’s Cup, Dennis Connor's 60 foot catamaran, Stars & Stripes, was inivted to participate on the same basis!

    - P50 Fifty Fifty (skipper Márton Józsa) is a 50 foot Hungarian catamaran with two masts, which holds the record of the famous Hungarian regatta: Kékszalag.

    - Rita IV (skipper Fred Meyer) is a 10M JI (designed by Fife in 1926) in completely restored wood.

    For latecomers, or those who like to do things at the last minute, it's not too late to register! Rendez-vous on http://www.boldormirabaud.ch/fr-ch/inscriptions/inscription-en-ligne  to fill out your registration.

     

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