Team Tilt takes second place at GC32 Riva Cup
Sunday, May 14, 2017 6:30 PM
Team Tilt gave a glimpse of their form at the GC32 Riva Cup over the weekend, finishing second overall at their final event before representing Switzerland at the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in June in Bermuda.
Eleven teams, including two other youth America’s Cup teams – Team France Jeune and Team Bermuda – lined up for the opening event of the GC32 Racing Tour (11-14 May). The four-day regatta got off to a slow start with no wind cancelling play on Thursday. Friday’s conditions were light and shifty making for a tricky start for Team Tilt, but the team, led by Sébastien Schneiter, found their rhythm on Saturday posting five wins in perfect conditions to move up to second place overall. By the end of the weekend, the podium was 100% Swiss with Realteam in first place, Team Tilt in second and Armin Strom, third.
With two weeks of preparations on Lake Garda ahead of the Riva Cup, Team Tilt maximised on their final training session ahead of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. The team will now prepare for the move to Bermuda where training on the AC45 starts on the 4 June.