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MSC Sailing team competes in prestigious Bol d’Or Regatta

PortandTerminal.com, June 18, 2019

MSC’s competitive sailing team competed in the world’s leading inland lake regatta, the Bol d’Or Mirabaud, for the second time, finishing the race 24th after 17 intense hours of sailing.

Running 15-16 June, the Bol d’Or is the first internationally renowned regatta of the year for the MSC Team, a Psaros 33 boat skippered by the experienced Nicolas Groux. More than 500 boats compete over a 123-kilometre course on Lake Geneva. The route takes them almost the whole length of the lake, from Geneva to Le Bouveret and back again.

The Bol d’Or Mirabaud takes place on Lake Geneva in Switzerland

Thousands of amateur sailors constitute the soul of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud aboard monotypes, prototypes, multihulls and monohulls, perpetuating the eclectic, festive, competitive and popular spirit of the race. A total of about 10 Psaros 33s are expected to take part.

Team photo post race

MSC Team’s skipper Nicolas Groux has participated in the Tour de France à la voile five times, twice as skipper. He has two Swiss Championship titles in Surprise and three victories in the Primo Cup. Angelo Pietrantonio, Damien Benard, Fabio Di Rosa, Joel Kunzi, Lars Termansen and Olmo Del Pozzo complete the MSC team.

Since the start of the season in April, MSC Team has participated in other regattas on Lake Geneva, including the Geneva-Rolle.

About the boat

MSC Team is a Psaros 33 keel sailing vessel, 10 meters long, with a main sail of 48 square meters and a spinnaker of 140 square meters. It is ideal for 5 to 7 crew members and is built for speed. It was built by the Geneva-based Psarofaghis family, a father and son who work together with love and passion to build sailing boats for racing and pleasure.

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