22.09.23

First Spindrift victory in the TF35 Cup

On 11 September at Malcesine in Italy, Spindrift Racing achieved their first win in the TF35 series for foiling catamarans.

Racing on Lake Garda against the spectacular backdrop of the Dolomite mountains, Spindrift finished first in four of the meeting’s seven races, taking overall first place in front of Alinghi Red Bull Racing. Under clear blue skies, boats reached a maximum downwind foiling speed of 30 knots, in just 12 knots of breeze.

© Patrick Lombardi

“It was a perfect event for Spindrift” said skipper Yann Guichard. “We were very fast with good starts, and competitive with the best teams in the fleet. Yann (Jauvin) made excellent tactical calls, and the team did a great job on the performance side.”

The final event of the 2022 TF35 Trophy takes place from 6 – 9 October in Scarlino, Italy, hosted by Yacht Club Isole di Toscana. To find out more, visit www.TF35.org

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