Dona Bertarelli’s Decision 35 catamaran, Ladycat (SUI10) is changing her look and crew for the 2012 Lake Léman Vulcain Trophy multihull competition season. The catamaran has moved from hot pink to black, bronze and green, with a strong graphic design that reflects the new mixed gender crew. This season, Ladycat will have on board Dona Bertarelli as skipper/helmswoman, Emmanuelle Rol as trimmer, Yann Guichard as tactician; Billy Besson and Arnaud Jarlegan as trimmers; and Devan Le Bihan, N°1. Nicolas Débordès, preparer, will ensure all technical support.
“I am looking forward to this season enthusiastically. It is like a new beginning, with a new team and a craft which has completely changed its look. The new design expresses a wish to go still further, a maturity acquired over the past few years.” explains Bertarelli. As for the name, “there is no reason to change it. Ladycat is a project of mine and reflects both who I am and the values I seek to transmit. For five years, more than 20 women sailors were able to fulfill their passion and, for some, even become professional sailors. That approach is still valid even if the project has moved to a mixed gender crew, more by obligation than by design.”
Ladycat’s co-sponsors, for the seventh consecutive year, are Audemars Piguet and the Grand Hotel Park in Gstaad. Haute Horlogerie brand Audemars Piguet has been actively involved in the sailing world for many years, and is developing a new Ladycat watch, which will be launched in 2013. Castello Colle Massari, Country Club Geneva, Two Degrees, and Kaenon are all official suppliers of Ladycat.
From BYM Sailing & Sport News.