Decision 35 owners met on Monday to discuss the 2011 season
D35s racing on Lake Geneva. Image copyright Chris Schmid / Eyemage Media.
by Paco Latorre
The Decision 35 class attracts some of the greats of the multihull world and plans to export the fleet to the Mediterranean for 2011 have been met with enthusiasm. Next year's season will start in May on Lake Geneva with four weekends of racing that will include the classic Genève-Rolle-Genève and the Bol d'Or, then the fleet will move to a venue in the South of France (yet to be named) for two events in September. All regattas will include an additional day of racing taking the Grand Prix events from two to three days, “the idea being to maximise time on the water,” explained Pierre-Yves Jorand, Alinghi D35 project manager. And while the board change has been postponed, a new initiative is to be introduced: “Next year we will have an official weigh-in for the race boats,” said Pierre-Yves, “previously we have measured pieces of the boat, but we have never weighed the boat 'ready to sail', so this will be an improvement.”
For further information on class plans go to: www.challengejuliusbaer.com