MSC is built on maritime heritage and passion for the sea, so sailing is a natural fit. Our founder Gianluigi Aponte began his career as a captain and sailing is closely linked to our values. It is a sustainable mode of transport which allows for team building while helping to protect our maritime resources and environment.
A group of MSC employees wanted to share their passion with colleagues, and this became the MSC Psaros 33 project. This gives our employees the chance to experience being on board the race-ready Psaros 33 monohull sailing boat.
The boat debuted at the 2016 Bol d’Or Mirabaud with Nicolas Groux, experienced skipper and 2016 Surprise Swiss Champion, at the helm.
Our sailing squad competes regularly in regattas including Barcolana, the largest in the world. This year, MSC will compete in several more international regattas at sea. These include Copa del Rey, in Palma de Mallorca from July 27-August 3; Bosphorus Cup in Istanbul on the last weekend in September, and Barcolana (in Trieste from October 12-13).
About our skipper
Nicolas Groux, skipper of Psaros 33, started sailing in Dinghy, Optimist and 420 and has three years' experience in multihulls. In monohulls, Nicolas has participated in the Tour de France five times, twice as skipper. He has two Swiss Championship titles in Surprise and three victories in the Primo Cup. Between 2009 and 2011, Nicolas launched a transatlantic race project, coming 14th overall in the competition and holding the current record time.
About the Bol d’Or Mirabaud
Starting in 1939, the Bol d’Or Mirabaud is the most important inland lake regatta in the world. More than 500 boats, both monohulls and multihulls, race over a 123 kilometer course on Lake Geneva. The route takes them almost the whole length of the lake, from Geneva to Le Bouveret and back again. This year, it is held June 14-16.