Geneva-Rolle-Geneva - third place for Alinghi

6 June, 2015

After the storms and thunderstorms of last night on and around lake Geneva, the same was looking more like a mirror than anything else this morning.

The team suffered from the absence of its trimmer Nils Frei who suffered from a knee infection that kept him on shore for the rest of the week-end.

Called on last minute, long time team member Andrew Graham jumped on board after the doctors call to keep Nils at the very last minute.

After a risky start towards the shores of "le Vengeron" Alinghi had to fight hard to stay in contact with the rest of the fleet. 

The Rolle marks proved to be a nightmare to turn, as there was literally no wind in front of the castle and the wine yards.

Alinghi chose to return to Geneva sticking to the French coast, which proved to be the good option as the team managed to take over more than ten boats on the way back to Geneva finishing third of the D35 and 4th at the overall ranking. It's never over until it is over! 

A game of patience and passion for the whole crew on board who will start again racing tomorrow in Versoix for the second day of the Versoix GP II where they currently hold the second position.

Enjoy the pictures of the day!