Team Tilt to represent Switzerland in America’s Cup

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

 

Team Tilt Sailing - Newsletter

It’s official: Team Tilt has been selected to represent Switzerland at the next Red Bull Youth America’s Cup! Great news for the young sailors who have been training for months and for the team that has been preparing for this moment for almost four years!

In this month’s newsletter, we will present the crew that will travel to Bermuda in June and give you an overview of their pathway to the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.

Team Tilt is officially selected for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup
Seven youth sailors selected to represent Switzerland in Bermuda
An intense programme ahead of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup
In the spotlight
Beyond Röstigraben
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Team Tilt is officially selected for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup

Twelve teams of youth sailors aged 19 to 25 have been selected to race the RBYAC 2017 in Bermuda in June. They will compete on the foiling AC45s that were used for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series events and will race in the lead up to the America’s Cup itself. Six of the competitors are mentored by Cup teams and the other six were chosen from 20 candidates during a selection process managed by double-Olympic medallists Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher, founders of the event in 2013. Team Tilt was evaluated in Marseille last November.  

Seven youth sailors selected to represent Switzerland in Bermuda

Choosing seven sailors aged between 19 and 25 out of 33 candidates to represent Switzerland in Bermuda in June was challenging to say the least. “We selected them based on their skills, but above all because they represent the broadest possible crew combination,” explained Tanguy Cariou, sports director. “The overall level was high and with very different profiles. We spent a lot of time observing the sailors on the boat and then our final decision at the end of the year was guided by the fitness tests organised by Sport Quest.”  Read more  

An intense programme ahead of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup

 The winter training in Marseille on the GC32 did nothing to cool the youth sailors’ passion for this challenge, they worked hard on the water and trained hard in the Sport Quest gym in Geneva.  Their trusty GC32 is now en route to the Sultanate of Oman where the team will train in warm weather and steady winds ahead of the first GC32 Championship at the end of February; an event that will provide a perfect opportunity to compete against some of the best teams in the world.  Read more    

Nils Theuninck (trimmer) is the first to go under the spotlight. His full interview will be online on January 26, here's a taste of what lies ahead: https://youtu.be/5wFQ3BBJvXc 

 

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 January 2017 )