Hublot takes to the waters with Alan Roura and the Sailing Squad, looking to set an impressive time in the 84th edition of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud.
Hublot will be living the race at the heart of the action for the 84th edition of the world’s largest inland regatta, for what will prove to be a long night, depending on how the wind blows. Having performed timekeeping duties at eight editions of the race, this year the watchmaker will be on board two boats. The brand will accompany its ambassador, Alan Roura, aboard Solano, and the Sailing Squad, an all-female crew of three young international sailors sponsored by Hublot in association with Mirabaud.
Alan Roura – Hublot Ambassador since 2022 The 84th edition of the BOM is an opportunity for Hublot to celebrate the return of Alan Roura to Lake Geneva for a race in which he last competed in 2021 and 2017. The legendary lake was the site of his earliest childhood outings, and where, in 2013, he recorded his first victory aboard Mirabaud 1 with Cyrus Golchan. The offshore sailor, who is experienced in solo racing and has just completed his first co-skippering endeavour with Simon Koster aboard the Imoca 60 Hublot in the GUYADER BERMUDES 1000 RACE, will be teaming up with Pascal Feryn, Alberto Corneli, Francesco Bianchi et Francesco Sabatini.
Sailing Squad – Season 3 Created by Mirabaud bank in 2021, the crew, which changes every year, will comprise three sailors working as a team for the first time in this race. A unique human enterprise, the all-female crew is coached by Shirley Robertson, an elite sailor, double Olympic gold medallist and talented commentator for the BBC and CNN. Hublot and the Sailing Squad will be looking to set a good time aboard Christian Wahl’s D35, Double You Team.
For this third season, the Sailing Squad 2023 will feature three promising young sailors who have all competed at an international level and gained world rankings:
Anja von Allmen, 20, Switzerland. She is currently preparing for the 2024 Olympics in the ILCA 6 Elite class.
Eilidh McIntyre, 29, UK. 470 Olympic Champion at the 2020 Olympics.
Silvia Mas, 26, Spain. 470 World Champion.
The event kicks off in front of the Société Nautique de Genève yacht club on Saturday, 10th June at 10 am