BOAT International St Moritz Ice Cricket

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In pictures: the BOAT International St. Moritz Ice Cricket

6 February 2024 • Written by Hannah Rankine

In the heart of the Swiss Alps, BOAT International, in collaboration with Pendennis, hosted an unforgettable St. Moritz Ice Cricket event from 31 January to 2 February 2024. Sponsored by Jaquet Droz and the Bermuda Tourism Authority, the three-day event brought together members of the BOAT International Owners' Club, industry professionals and friends for a thrilling game of ice cricket on the frozen lake.

The welcome reception

Jörg Wolle and Fritz Burkhard
Jörg and Ramona Wolle with Stewart Campbell
Ramona Wolle, Johannes and Jennifer Holzmeister and Ilia Rigas
Dickie and Susan Bannenberg with Jörg Wolle

The event kicked off on 31 January with a warm welcome at the private residence of Jörg and Ramona Wolle, owners of 38.8-metre sailing yacht Vijonara. Overlooking the icy lake, guests were served wine, champagne and canapés. Jaquet Droz expressed their gratitude to the hosts with a bespoke wall clock, while the Bermuda Tourism Authority presented a bottle of rum as a token of appreciation. Toby Allies, joint managing director of Pendennis, also received a bottle of Bermudan rum to mark his 50th birthday.

The cricket

Dickie Bannenberg and Andy Scott
Jill Dill from Bermuda Tourism Authority
Toby Allies from Pendennis
Toby Allies, Oliver Riley and Chloe Gilyead
The winning team

The next day marked the highlight of the event as three teams – red, blue and grey – battled it out on the frozen cricket pitch. The day was filled with spirited matches, food and drink. The blue team were crowned as winners, with Dickie Bannenberg earning the title of Best Fielder, Ian Sherwood receiving the award for Best Bowler and Sam Thompson being named as Best Batsman. The winners received handcrafted trophies by Pendennis in an awards ceremony.

The dinner

Dickie Bannenberg
Antoine Chocque from Jaquet Droz, Nikolina Clappa and Ilia Rigas
Stewart Campbell and Ilia Rigas
Marc Fischer
Masie McDonald and Jack Gradus

As night fell, guests were treated to an intimate three-course meal at Sunnybar where each attendee received a Jaquet Droz gift bag.

A fun-filled finale

On 2 February, the final day of the event unfolded with a more relaxed and friendly game of ice cricket.


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