May 31, 2018

Bol d'Or 2018: Foiling M2

Photo: M2 Speed Tour / Benoit Fallot. The Ventilo M2 is a floating Cat Class sailed in Switzerland, a size smaller than the M1 D35 Cat Class. Both cats always get together along other hundreds boats for the annual Bol d'Or , biggest in Lake race in the World and filled with Multihulls.

Last year a foiling GC32 attempt to dethrone the mighty D35, but it did not succeed , even with good breeze for the round to Lake Geneve.

Pierre Bachelin has upgraded with M2, with a 3pt foil system to aim a better performance for the 2018 Bol d'Or edition. Foils look much like Artemis first AC45 version from San Francisco, and they are reporting flights at 8 knots, with pending tests in more breeze.

Photo published by the M2 Speed Tour here