Tomorrow, Saturday 12 June, the seven TF35s will take part in the world's largest inland lake regatta: the Bol d'Or Mirabaud.
Launched in 1939 and organized by the Société Nautique de Genève, the Bol d’Or Mirabaud is an iconic race. For this 82nd edition, the cutting-edge TF35 hydro-foiling catamarans will join over 400 other sailboats and 2,000 racers on the line for a 10:00 CEST start.
Nicolas Berthoux, mainsail trimmer on ZEN Too, explained the team's preparation for the event: "Two days before the regatta, we follow the weather closely. Currently, there is a front from the north, which we expect will make the upper lake quite complicated. The crossing to Bouveret will be interesting. If there is a north wind on the day, the first boat to find it will have the opportunity to take a big lead. "
For the seven teams taking part from the TF35 fleet, five are Swiss flagged, and there is a wealth of local knowledge onboard each boat. In the warmup event last weekend, it was French team Zoulou who outplayed the locals to win the Genève-Rolle-Genève, fulling the rivalries within the fleet.
Arnaud Psarofaghis, mainsail trimmer on Alinghi explained: "The attack will be a crucial moment in the race. We are going to have attacks from different boats at different times. The key will be leading out of the last transition, just in front of the finish line. "
To find out more and follow the progress of the TF35s live visit the tractrac app, tf35.org homepage and our social networks. You can also follow the race on www.boldormirabaud.ch and all the BOM social networks.