Yann Guichard at the controls of the MOD70 Nr05 Spindrift racing

Yann Guichard, skipper MOD70 n°05 Spindrift racing 27.09.11
Barely a month on from the commitment of Oman Sail and Sidney Gavignet to the MOD70 circuit, the veil has been lifted on the MOD70 No.05. A new, international racing stable, helmed by the skipper Yann Guichard, is taking off: Spindrift racing. The MOD70 No.05, which will be launched in January 2012, is the stable’s flagship. This additional entry brings the number of participants for the Multi One Championship to six, as well as completing the list of entries for the KRYS OCEAN RACE, the start of which will take place on 7 July 2012.

Spindrift racing is a racing stable with an international influence:

The development of Spindrift racing, whose vocation is to support and drive competitive sailing projects internationally, is taking shape through the acquisition of a latest generation one-design trimaran, to participate in the Multi One Championship. Through the MOD70 Nr05, Spindrift racing, Yann and all his partners are keen to provide optimum visibility about the ocean planet!

An experienced skipper:

Born on Île aux Moines in Brittany, Yann Guichard quickly discovered that his future would be linked to the water. Indeed this is where this 38-year old islander racked up a solid experience in sailing and the multihull in particular, which he very soon became smitten with. From the Tornado, to La Trinitaine, Gitana 11 as well as the Extreme 40 Alinghi and the AC45 Energy Team, via a spell on Orange 2 and Groupama 3, this determined sailor has constantly sailed at the top of his game. Helmsman, router, skipper, the man dons each of these costumes with a relaxed frame of mind and performs his role with talent. This ease combined with experience makes Yann Guichard a formidable competitor on the Multi One Design circuit, where the sportsman steals a lead over the machines!

Yann Guichard, skipper of the MOD70 Nr05, Spindrift racing: "Joining the MOD70 project is a fantastic opportunity. In a single circuit, I’ll be able to turn all the experience I’ve gained over the past twenty years to good account: Olympic Games, oceanic crossings, offshore races and city races. It’s no longer about sailing as a crew member or becoming a skipper in a racing stable which is already in place. It’s really about being the project manager behind a magnificent challenge. My keenness to get to the start line in New York is now gnawing away at me!"

Marco Simeoni, chairman of MOD Ltd :Welcome to Spindrift racing and Yann Guichard! We’re delighted to welcome an extra team to the Multi One Championship. With Spindrift racing, there are now six international teams competing and we’ve completed the line-up for the KRYS OCEAN RACE nine months prior to the event!”

Meet up next week in La Trinité-sur-Mer for the KRYS MATCH:

Yann Guichard, skipper of Spindrift racing, and all the sailors signed up for the Multi One Championship, will be in attendance next week in La Trinité-sur-Mer during exhibition races which will take place on 6, 7 and 8 October between Race for Water, Veolia Environnement, Foncia and Gitana 11.

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