From the following press release from the Spindrift Racing website:
Spindrift racing : an ambitious new year!
Mirabaud and Zenith join the team as Gold Partner and Official Timekeeper respectively
Spindrift 2 on the North Atlantic and 24-hours record
Yann Guichard to start the Route du Rhum on Spindrift 2
Through Spindrift racing, Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard share their passion for sailing, a sport of many facets, where performance relies primarily on a motivated and efficient team ready to advance together and take on new challenges. The entrepreneurial spirit of the team is reflected today in the first two partners in the Spindrift adventure. The bank Mirabaud (Gold Partner) and the watchmaker Zenith (Official Timekeeper) have committed for three years with, from 2014, to sharing significant challenges on Lake Geneva and all around the Atlantic.
Being bold while remaining pragmatic and organised is the approach adopted by the team from its inception in 2011 and it has been rewarded. Whether sailing the Decision 35 Ladycat, the MOD70 trimaran, or the maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2, the results speak for themselves. On board this year, 2013 was notable for the record-breaking feat of the Discovery Route crew (Cadiz, Spain-San Salvador, Bahamas) lowering the time by more than 20 hours after crossing in 6 days, 14 hours, with an average speed of 24.5 knots.
“Spindrift racing is a young team that brings together a group of professionals whose work has quickly borne fruit,” says Dona Bertarelli, owner and skipper of Spindrift racing. “Our project has grown and already has a good international reputation. With Yann, we have the cards in hand to take the next steps.”
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