Recent third placegetter at the Dutch Match Cup in Lelystad, the 5th stage of the Alpari World Match RacingTour, Team Gilmour will face Lake Geneva's local heroes and tricky wind conditions in the Grade 2 TeamWork Geneva Match Race. Eight of Europe’s best match race teams will compete in the event, organized by Société Nautique de Genève with the support of local partner TeamWork.
Team Gilmour is undoubtedly one of the event’s favorites. “In our view, they will be the team to beat, although they don’t know the venue nor the type of boats used for this event,” says local hero Eric Monnin, skipper of Team Okalys Corum. “But there are many other good teams, including Antti Luhta, from Finland, or Frenchman Arthur Herreman. I will keep an eye on the latter: He is a young up and coming talent and he has obtained excellent results this year.”
Ranked eleventh in the ISAF world ranking, Eric Monnin in won the 2014 Knickerbrockers Cup in New York; he finished vice-European champion in Poland and won the Swiss champion title. He will sail with Yannick Brauchli and Romuald Hausser, who usually compete in the 470 class and finished 16th in the Olympic Games 2012 in London.
Six countries will be represented in the twelfth edition of TeamWork Geneva Match Race: Switzerland, France, Australia, UK, Finland and Slovenia. The races will take place onboard one-design Surprise (7,5 m.).
Thursday 9 October, 1:00 PM: Registration, training
Friday 10 October, 9:30 AM: Round Robin
Saturday 11 October, 9:30 AM: Round Robin
Sunday 12 October, 9:30 AM: Semi Finals and Final. Prize giving at 4:00 PM