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Dona Bertarelli’s crew had a fantastic sailing day today with two wins, a second and a third place. Ernesto Bertarelli on Alinghi has been close behind almost all the time, but Realstone Sailing continues to lead the dance.

Four races have been sailed in Geneva for the second day of the Grand Prix Facchinetti Automobiles. But sailors and spectators had to wait until 3.30 pm for the wind to make a shy apparition and for the first race to be launched. Weather conditions have then only got better, to the delight of the competitors and the crowd of spectator boats that came to watch the races!

Tonight the standings still show the dominance of Realstone Sailing who remains at the top with 12 points. The youngsters from the Geneva Regatta Training Center, led by Jérôme Clerc – who have already won the championship – want to leave their mark on the championship !

The racing scene has been intense and exciting today. Nicolas Grange and his Okalys Corum team have had a great day with a second place and a win. But Ladycat has been the real star today.

In the duel opposing de Rham Sotheby’s for the third step of the podium in the Vulcain Trophy, Dona Bertarelli’s team takes advantage tonight by standing at the 2nd place in the provisional ranking with 15 points, just ahead of his brother Ernesto Bertarelli on Alinghi (16 points). The crew benefits from the return of Yann Guichard at the tactics. Let’s remind that he has been absent in the fall to compete and win the Multi One Championship 2012 aboard his MOD70 Spindrift. Of course it is still not Philippe Cardis last word on de Rham Sotheby’s. Tomorrow, if conditions permit, six races may still be recorded and change the Vulcain Trophy final rankings!

Provisional ranking after day 2 :
1. Realstone Sailing (12 pts)

2. Ladycat (15 pts)

3. Alinghi (16 pts)

4. Artemis (24 pts)

5. de Rham-Sothebys (28 pts)

6. Okalys (31 pts)

7. Zen Too (31 pts)

8. Nickel (42 pts)

9. Veltigroup (43 pts)