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But Before You Leave… The Big Cat Sharpens Her Claws

But Before You Leave…

The
Big Cat Sharpens Her Claws

Story
and photos by Erik
S Simonson

"In
the world of sailing, the name Gitana is inseparable from the French-Swiss
branch of the Rothschild family. It conjures up century-old images of
a particular lifestyle where passion, team spirit and the quest for excellence
come together.

As early as 1876, Baroness Adolphe de Rothschild became the fastest yachting
lady on the planet aboard the first Gitana, a 25-metre steamboat, on Lake
Leman. She repeated this feat in 1898 with Gitana II, reaching the hitherto
unrivaled speed of 26.03 knots! The preface to the Gitana story was being
written…"
~ Gitana Team Website ~