Just before Rio, July 2016

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IMG 17573-315pixWe have just come back home last Saturday the 16th of July to recharge our batteries after a great month of training in Rio. The time went quickly; we tested many main sails, Olympic spinnakers and other different equipment.

It really was an intense block but we have managed to do everything that we had planned with the preparation of our material - Rio's Guanabara bay is one of the most challenging areas we have raced on!

We concluded our training by sailing a small coaches regatta with our Olympic opponents; We Won it, so YES, we are ready with our equipment, our preparation ... and our minds ...

Picture (c) SST / Mitch Booth


July 25th : We fly to Rio with our Olympic clothes
July 26th to Aug. 4th: Training from the Olympic Marina
Aug. 5th: Opening Ceremony in Maracanã Stadium
Aug.10th : First Nacra 17 race, with 3 races per day
Aug. 11th, 13th, 14th : A total of 12 races on 4 different race areas inside and outside the Bay.
Aug 16th: Final day and Medal race for the 10 best nations



A BIG BIG THANK YOU to all of you! All of the people and partners who have been following and supporting our Olympic dream! Without you we would simply not be here in Rio to fight for our dream ... and for our country !

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Picture (c) SST / Mitch Booth

Before the rules of the International Olympic Commission and Swiss Olympic come into action (no private sponsors or advertising between July 27th and August 24th) let us thank personally all of our team partners:

Thank you to our Main Partners TEAMWORK and Philippe Rey-Gorrez, GSTAAD YACHT CLUB and Peter Erzberger, WPMC and Peter Wagen, TEAM TILT and Alex Schneiter, l'AIDE SPORTIVE.

Thank you to our Bronze partners ETAT DE FRIBOURG/Service du Sport, H20 SENSATION with JR.Minardi, GROUPE E, WERU and SODIBAT, LOTERIE ROMANDE, C.V. ESTAVAYER and PORT D'ESTAVAYER.

Thank you to our Suppliers and Boat preparation SUI46°16' SAILING SOLUTION with Nico Rossier, ZHIK, KAENON sunglasses, MB-COMPOSITE with Mathias Bavaud, HYDROS, BUCHER+WALT with Manfred Bucher.

Thank you SWISS SAILING TEAM and Tom Reulein and Marco Brunner for the great support and Gold level coaching from Sebbe Godefroid and Mitch Booth.

Thank you to our staff behind the scenes Pierre-Alain Brugger, our great designer mastermind of our trademark blowing-in-the-wind BB logo Marina Brugger, and our team physiotherapist Chantal Brugger.

We know we can count on the energy and presence from all of our partners, sponsors, friends and family to push us beyond our limits! Thank you! Follow us soon in Rio...

Your Team B&B, Matìas, Nathalie and Mitch

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photo © Jesus Renedo /SST

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Nathalie Brugger, +41 79 7931070, info@nathaliebrugger.ch
Matìas Bühler, +34 673 242 605, matias@buhler-sailing.com

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