The Décison 35 catamaran Banque Gonet withdraws from the class championship
A founding member of the Décision 35 Class, initially a Class sponsor before acquiring a boat, “Banque Gonet” announces its withdrawal from the Class. Banque Gonet was sailing with Russell Coutts since three years. The team has – amongst others – won the prestigious Bol d’Or regatta in 2006.
Nicolas Gonet announces his withdrawal from the D 35 Class. Despite a very promising sportive season, that would have seen the arrival on lake Geneva of the team BMW ORACLE Racing on board his D35 Banque Gonet & Cie, most Class members have shown hostility during an owners meeting last Friday.
Team Gonet takes note of this position, which it respects but does not share. Despite its desire for continuity with its race team from previous years, Mr Gonet said he prefers to withdraw from a competition whose values he no longer shares.