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The Yacht Club de Genève will host the Grand Prix Grange & Cie this weekend, the seventh and penultimate rendezvous of the Vulcain Trophy 2012, the championship of the Decision 35 catamarans. The location will be ideal to watch the races and to enjoy the beautiful scenery from the club’s restaurant and its terrace just a few meters from the lake.

After the Open de Versoix II sailed in very light winds, the sailors involved in the Vulcain Trophy, presented by Business & Decision, are eager to race in stronger winds! In the overall standings, Realstone Sailing is still in the lead (6pts) and could even win the Vulcain Trophy 2012 this weekend at the Grand Prix Grange & Cie, even though a turnaround is still possible.

Alinghi (13pts) led by Ernesto Bertarelli showed his tenacity last week in Versoix by winning the regatta. Ladycat (17pts) helmed by his sister Dona Bertarelli moved up to the third position of the provisional overall ranking, on equal points with de Rham Sotheby’s skippered by Philippe Cardis.

The fight will be tough between these two competitors. Torbjorn Tornqvist’s team on Artemis Racing (23pts) might as well ogle at the podium with a good performance at the final stage on 14-15 October at the Société Nautique de Genève.

Guy de Picciotto’s Zen Too will certainly come back in good shape this weekend with its helmsman Fred Le Peutrec which was awarded second place in the Trophée Clairefontaine a few days ago. Another fight should be interesting too, featuring Nickel with Fred Moura, Okalys Corum with Nicolas Grange and Marco Simeoni’s Veltigroup, helmed by Boris Lerch, all three tied with 32 points. Geneva harbor should host a fantastic spectacle this weekend.

On land, the atmosphere will surely be friendly and fun since the organization promises a race commentator during the whole weekend, spectator boats and many animations on shore!

First start scheduled on Saturday at 11.30!

Overall ranking Vulcain Trophy 2012:

1. Realstone Sailing (6 points)
2. Alinghi (13 points)
3. Ladycat (17 points)
4. De Rham Sotheby’s (17 points)
5. Artemis Racing (23 points)
6. Zen Too (28 points)
7. Nickel (32 points)
8. Okalys Corum (32 points)
9. Veltigroup (32 points)