Sailing

Spindrift racing: an enterprise focused on performance

Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard decided to bring together their skills and passion for sailing in a shared, long-course project – Spindrift racing.

Their professional team unites sport and management, Switzerland and Brittany, Lake Geneva and the sea. A project, a team and a philosophy. The idea of a long-course project, in various formats. A project that took time to mature and bring to fruition its aim of breaking records aboard the maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2.

Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard have developed this project around strong values such as excellence, performance, trust, commitment, perseverance and meticulousness. Values that they clearly share with the team members, chosen for their skills but also for their human qualities and team spirit. Values that are also shared with a trusted partner like the Mirabaud Group, whose involvement in sailing has become a permanent one, particularly because all the Managing Partners take an interest in it.  

Spindrift racing is a veritable business involving nearly 35 people with not just sporting but also managerial, human and financial aims. The trimaran Spindrift 2 is at the heart of the project. A majestic vessel. A hub of technology, designed with attention to detail, which performs to meet the demands of a businesswoman like Dona Bertarelli and a seasoned sailor like Yann Guichard. They say that they see themselves in this boat. In this carbon bird that gives them wings and propels them to the open sea and the round-the-world trip of their dreams. An adventure of less than 50 days, against the elements, which they want to experience together and share with all those they bring in their wake.