GC32 World Championships: Team Tilt returns to Lake Garda and to foiling
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 6:28 PM
Team Tilt is excited to announce that the squad will race the first official GC32 World Championships on Lake Garda in Italy later this month (23-27 May) against fifteen of the best teams from the GC32 Racing Tour and the Extreme Sailing Series.
The team is focussed on Olympic sailing this season with Sébastien Schneiter and Lucien Cujean’s 49er campaign leading the charge for the Tokyo Games. The pair started the year well with a sixth place at the Miami World Cup, followed by an eighth in Palma de Mallorca. The two other Team Tilt Olympic campaigns are also developing well with Maud Jayet on the Laser Radial and Nils Theuninck winning the Under-23 Finn European Championships.
In 2017, the GC32 Racing Tour and the Extreme Sailing Series GC32 fleets came together for an unofficial championship event in Muscat, Oman, that saw Team Tilt post a fifth place overall. They went one better just a few weeks later, finishing second at the GC32 Riva Cup at the same venue on Lake Garda that will host the World Championships at the end of the month.
That was the last outing for the Team Tilt GC32 crew, so their expectations are moderate with no specific goal in mind for this year’s event. The crew is the same that raced the 2013 and 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup events and they will be joined by a very distinguished guest, with Australian Glenn Ashby returning to the Swiss boat for the first time since winning the America’s Cup last year with Emirates Team New Zealand. The skipper of Emirates Team New Zealand is no stranger to the team having raced in Riva, Malcesine and Palma de Mallorca with Team Tilt in 2016.