Filmed before, during and after the regatta, with a crew of young international sailing talents handpicked by double olympic chamption Shirley Robertson, this mini-series, divided into 4 chapters, is called: “The Sailing Squad”.
The Sailing Squad tells the story of five young and promising international sailors who meet for the first time in Geneva during the mythical Bol d’Or Mirabaud sailing race. The young sailors will be mentored by double Olympic champion and British TV presenter Shirley Robertson (The Coach).
They have two days to get to know each other, set up a strategy, discover Lake Geneva and the boat that will take them on this unique adventure.
A lot of things will happen to them throughout this journey, surprises and above all, a lot of emotions for a challenge that will remain engraved in their memory forever.
Shirley Robertson, “The Coach”, declared: ”Lake Geneva’s Bol d’Or Mirabaud race is both iconic and demanding. This race requires smart sailing and a strong team. I will be racing with a group of young talents from around the world coming together just a few days before the event - all competitive and hungry to learn. It is my job to bring them together into an unstoppable unit.
The 4 episodes will cover their journey in Geneva, the discovery of the boat, the training days and last but not least the race itself.
This project was made possible thanks to the support of Hublot, L’Hôtel des Bergues Four Seasons, Laurent Perrier, 727 Sailbags and the Société Nautique de Genève.
- Episode 1: “The challenge”: 11 June
- Episode 2: “Tame the beast”: 18 June
- Episode 3: “But how are we going to do that ?”: 25 June
- Episode 4: “Mission accomplished”: 2 July
All episodes will be made available on the Sailing Squad landing page inside the Mirabaud website. Reach it by using the link on the side (www.mirabaud.com/mirabaud-sailing-squad) or by using the QR code.