Jun 16, 2013

Bol d'Or 2013, 75th Edition: Ventilo M1 "Zenith" 1st

The D35 fleet has been dominating the Boldor since 2004. Ventilo has a good fleet and a Tour of smaller M2, in 2010 they launched an 35 feet  Ventilo M1 to compete against Bertarelli's D35 fleet and three years later Ventilo M1 team Zenith managed to take this legendary race away from the D35 dominance. The Vulcain Trophy features the D35 on a racing circuit, someone needs to make a joint course racing event, as the Lake long distance they usually races together are not a good match on performance, although I think the Ventilo M1 is  400kg lighter, it could be interesting.   Image:  Boldor winner Zenith.
 Press Release Bol d'Or Mirabaud:
A 75 th marked by indisputable victory Zenith Fresh edition 12h30'29''
Zenith Fresh Fan M1, has defied the odds by winning the high hand 75th Bol d'Or Mirabaud. It is not only imposed before the fleet Decision 35, but has also opened up a substantial gap of nearly two hours with the second, Team SUI 9, helmed by Christian Wahl and third, Alinghi, helmed by Ernesto Bertarelli. Always placed in the first half of the race, Zenith has spent Fresh First the barge Bouveret to definitely take the lead in the race. The Libera Raffica successfully defended his title first monohull. He crossed the line Arrival after 15h01'44'' and was awarded the Bol de Vermeil.

Composed of Christophe Péclard (at the bar), Jean-Philippe Bucher, Thierry Froidevaux,Nicolas Kauffmann and Daniel Schmaech, Zenith Fresh crew showed great serenity and a perfect technique throughout the race. It is in the areas less windy than Zenith Fresh fetched his victory wielding perfectly delicate transitions, also helped by a relatively small boat. Zenith Fresh is
first boat to dispel the continuing dominance of D35 at the Bol d'Or in 2004...  Full Original Press Release at boldormirabaud.com

More info at http://www.boldormirabaud.com
Full Results at http://www.boldormirabaud.com/fr-ch/index.cfm?page=/boldor/home/course/arrivee_reel&classement=nautique
Images by Loris von siebenthal at http://myimage.photoshelter.com/gallery/Bol-dOr-Mirabaud-2013/G0000b1Qcs4qlEvQ

Top Ten

Rang Up Temps Up Carton Up Voile Up Bateau Up Barreur Up Classe
1 12:30:29 1313 SUI 2 Zenith Fresh...! Bucher M1
2 14:27:27 909 SUI 009 TEAM SUI-9 WAHL M1
3 14:28:07 901 SUI 1 Alinghi 1 Bertarelli M1
4 14:29:41 907 SUI 7 Realstone Sailing CLERC M1
5 14:29:56 910 SUI 10 Ladycat Bertarelli M1
6 14:30:55 902 SUI 2 Okalys-Corum Grange M1
7 14:31:41 904 SUI 4 Zen Too LE PEUTREC M1
8 14:32:30 905 SUI 5 Team Tilt PSAROFAGHIS M1
9 14:33:45 796 SUI 20 Teamwork Thorens M2
10 14:34:03 8030 GER 1 BLACK JACK HEMMETER M1

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