Challenge Julius Baer - D35

Podium for both Alinghi D35s at Geneva-Rolle sprint

Alinghi SUI1, helmed by Ernesto Bertarelli and Alinghi SUI6, helmed by Murray Jones fought their way onto the podium today in what were survival conditions on Lake Geneva. Gusts of up to 25knots made the Geneva-Rolle-Geneva race a two hour 23 minute sprint with Okalys-Corum, helmed by Loick Peyron, missing out on the record by just four minutes.

Pierre-Yves Jorand, mainsail trimmer on SUI1, gave some insight on a thrilling race: “Today there were two fights on the water: the first against the elements that were particularly crazy for a part of the race and the second between the Alinghi boats SUI1 and SUI6 and Okalys-Corum and Foncia respectively. It was an extraordinary day!”

Results of the Genève-Rolle-Genève
1.         SUI-2              Okalys-Corum             1pt
2.         SUI-1              Alinghi SUI 1                2pts
3.         SUI-6              Alinghi SUI 6                3pts
4.         SUI-5              Foncia                         4pts
5.         SUI-12            Banque Populaire         5pts
6.         SUI-7              Zebra 7                        6pts
7.         SUI-3             Julius-Baer                   7pts
8.         SUI-4              Zen Too                       8pts
9.         SUI-10             Ladycat                        9pts
10.       SUI-11           Veltigroup                    10pts
11.       SUI-8     11pts
DNF    SUI-9              Smarthome                   13pts   

Overall ranking of the Challenge Julius Baer

1.         SUI-2              Okalys-Corum             3pts
2.         SUI-1              Alinghi SUI 1                3pts
3.         SUI-5              Foncia                         8pts
4.         SUI-6              Alinghi SUI 6                9pts
5.         SUI-3              Julius-Baer                   10pts
6.         SUI-4              Zen Too                       13pts
7.         SUI-7              Zebra 7                        15pts
8.         SUI-12            Banque Populaire         16pts
9.         SUI-11            Veltigroup                    17pts
10.       SUI-10            Ladycat                        17pts
11.       SUI-9              Smarthome                   23pts
12.       SUI-8     23pts

Alinghi SUI1 crew
Ernesto Bertarelli, helmsman
Pierre-Yves Jorand, mainsail trimmer, performance
Nils Frei, trimmer
Yves Detrey, bow/mastman, boat captain
Luc Dubois, strategist
Christian Wahl, tactician
Alinghi SUI6 crew
Murray Jones, helmsman
Brad Butterworth, tactician
Warwick Fleury, mainsail trimmer
Lorenzo Mazza, trimmer
Piet van Nieuwenhuijzen, bow/mastman