Team Tilt finishes second at GC32 World Championships
Monday, July 1, 2019 9:11 AM
Lagos, Portugal, 30 June 2019 - Team Tilt claimed second place at the GC32 World Championships this weekend after a superb performance against some of the best teams in the world. The young team hadn’t sailed their foiling catamaran since they won the championships themselves in 2018. Alinghi (Arnaud Psarofaghis) claimed the title with Ineos Team UK (Ben Ainslie) completing the podium in third place (results).
Throughout 18 races in ideal foiling conditions, Sebastien Schneiter, Lucien Cujean, Jeremy Bachelin, Nils Theuninck and Glenn Ashby held their own against the nine other teams. Lying seventh at the end of day #1 on Thursday, the crew quickly found their feet on the GC32 catamaran and worked their way up the ranks over the next three days of racing. While Alinghi quickly took the lead overall, Team Tilt, representing Omega, Jiva Hill Resort and Société Nautique de Genève, battled for second place right up until the last round, fighting off Ineos Team UK, Norauto (Franck Cammas) and Team Oman Air (Adam Minoprio) for the prize. The four young sailors and friends took the best of Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Glenn Ashby's experience onboard.
With a 3rd place at the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in 2017 and the GC32 World Championship title in 2018, Team Tilt’s latest result is a welcome addition to their palmares!
Sebastien Schneiter, Lucien Cujean and Nils Theuninck will now return to Japan to join the Swiss Sailing Team and resume their Olympic preparations.