Alinghi as a competitive sailing team was created in 1994 by Ernesto Bertarelli. In 2000, the team set itself the goal of winning the America's Cup, which it did twice, in 2003 and 2007, meaning it was the first European team to win the historic prize. The team has many other successes to its name, both from before and after it's America's Cup campaigns, including seven Bol d'Or victories, seven D35 trophies and four Extreme Sailing Series championships.


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The first Alinghi boat takes to Lake Geneva
GC32’s top speed (knots), set in 2015
Visitors to Port America’s Cup, Valencia
Victories in the Bol d’Or


From May through to December, Alinghi is again participating on two parallel circuits aboard two types of one-design catamarans. Alinghi SUI-1, the D35, will go for an 8th title in the 16th (and final) D35 Trophy before the launch of the flying TF35 Championship in 2020. Alinghi SUI-8, the foiling GC32, will race to win the GC32 Racing Tour, the circuit that brings together professional teams and owner-helmsmen. At the end of June, a fleet of GC32s will meet in Lagos, Portugal, for the World Championship for the class.

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D35 Trophy opener: Alinghi returns to victory

6 May, 2019

Nothing like a win to start the season just right. After nine rounds sailed in a rather strong wind (La Bise so strong that it grounded the crews on Sunday), Alinghi, Zen Too and Ylliam-Comptoir Immobilier took the spots on the podium of this opening Grand Prix organised by the Société Nautique de Genève. Yves Detrey, Bowman: "The team has had a good recovery period and our good form in training has been confirmed in these regattas. "In order not to repeat the mistakes of the end of last season, we worked on the fundamentals and found a certain calmness on board. We did things simply, though as a team we still have to find some things to click to operate as one given the arrival of Bryan on board. "But we are on the up and will do everything to make it last!" Two incidents, almost unnoticed, but what happened? "One was due to a composite piece that was starting to get tired. The boats are old now. We've been racing for quite a few years and it was a weekend with strong wind. Suddenly we lost two sets of mainsail and jib settings. It was necessary to find a solution during the race, to finish it, which is what we managed to do. Then to find a more secure fix in the break between two heats. "The next day, a block broke under stress. There was no apparent or obvious wear and so it is difficult to predict. But it's part of the game. Fortunately we managed to tinker again during the round, without losing too much ground." The seven teams in the 16th D35 Trophy will next be lining-up on the Nyon-side of the Lake from 17 to 19 May for the Realstone Grand Prix. Ranking of the opening SNG Grand Prix after nine races (the worst score being withdrawn): 1st - Alinghi: 14 points 2nd - Zen Too: 24 points 3rd - Ylliam-Comptoir Immobilier: 25 points Click here for all the results. To find out more d35trophy.com #GoAlinghiGo #D35Trophy To find out more about how to follow the racing, the team composition and the circuit in general, find the event recap by clicking here. Photo credits ©Loris Von Siebenthal

Evolution and continuity in the 2019 season

27 April, 2019

25 years after its first multi-hull took to the lake, Alinghi is launching its 2019 sporting season on Lake Geneva. Meet us at the Société Nautique de Genève from May 3rd to May 5th for the first of the seven events of the final D35 Trophy, in which seven teams will take part. Pierre-Yves Jorand, Team director : "The D35 fleet has reduced in size for this last championship, but to see the diligence of the boats in pre-season training, I think that the battle on the water will be intense and that each race will be hard-fought. Nothing more is needed to motivate the team less than a week from our first race!"   It is the final D35 Trophy because, after 16 years of good and loyal service, the Décision 35 will, at the end of the season, pass the torch to the brand new TF35. This 35-foot catamaran equipped with "T" foils (hence its name) will become, from 2020, the backbone of the one-design championship that has run from 2004 to 2019 with the D35. Before this transition, the teams will, together, be focused upon testing, developing and debugging the very first TF35, which is currently under construction and which should pull its first edges on Lake Geneva this summer. This is how Alinghi will use its free time between each event in 2019, participating actively in the development of this new racing machine. Ernesto Bertarelli, helmsman and skipper: "We are nine shareholders associated in the creation of the TF35 and each brings their own skills to the development of the boat and to the launch of the class. Our team has been contributing to this project since the start. The emphasis this time is on the development of the flight assistance system that will make the boat more accessible to teams with fewer hours of navigation in three dimensions." Thus, the season comprises the D35, the development of the TF35, but also the GC32 programme, with five events on the GC32 Racing Tour, including the World Championship series at the end of June in Lagos (Portugal). Arnaud Psarofaghis, co-helm and co-skipper: "This year, we are joining the circuit on which we made our foiling debut in 2015. We are familiar with the boat, but we will have to adapt quickly to new race areas, longer race formats that in the Extreme Sailing Series, as well as to our competitors. The first time we will line-up against them will be at the end of May in Villasimius (Sardinia)." The boats have been prepared with care, the circuits are defined, the objectives of victory are laid. The team is the only missing piece of the jigsaw... After a number of successful appearances in recent years, Bryan Mettraux officially joins the core, permanent team, an appointment that meets the requirements of a packed annual calendar, the specifications of foil racing and, as ever, the team's commitment to young Swiss sailing talents. With two titles to defend this year in D35 and GC32 and the ambition to go get a World Title in the GC32... Lights! Camera! Action! The team is ready to 'roll' around the buoys. ABOUT The Team Sailors Ernesto Bertarelli (SUI) - Helmsman and skipper - D35 & GC32 Arnaud Psarofaghis (SUI) - Co-helm and co-skipper (GC32) and mainsail trimmer (D35) Nicolas Charbonnier (FRA) - Tactician - D35 & GC32 Bryan Mettraux (SUI) - Headsail trimmer - D35 & GC32 Timothé Lapauw (FRA) - Floater and foil trimmer - GC32 Coraline Jonet (FRA) - Floater - D35 Yves Detrey (SUI) - Bowman - D35 & GC32 Nils Frei (SUI) - Coach and spare crew - D35 & GC32 Technical team João Cabeçadas (POR) David Nikles (SUI) Claudy Dewarrat (SUI) Team director Pierre-Yves Jorand (SUI) Club Société nautique de Genève 2019 sporting calendar Find the dates for each event by clicking here. To find out more d35trophy.com / gc32racingtour.com / gc32worlds.com 16th D35 Trophy useful infos GC32 Racing Tour useful infos   #GoAlinghiGo #D35Trophy #gc32racingtour #gc32 Credit for photos © Loris von Siebenthal & Lloyd Images

Practical information - 2019 GC32 Racing Tour

17 April, 2019

What: A one-design circuit created in 2014 and which includes an average of five events per season, sailed mainly in Europe. Alinghi competed for the first time in 2015 (the team's foiling debut...) and finished second behind Oman Air. Who: 8 to 12 international teams bringing together professional sailors and owners. A crew is usually formed of five members (the presence of a woman on board may mean that six can sail). Where: Stage 1: Villasimius (Sardinia, Italy), Stage 2: GC32 World Championship (Lagos, Portugal), Stage 3: Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Stage 4: Riva del Garda (Italy), Stage 5: TBC When: From May to November 2019 (click here for the full race calendar) How: The teams compete aboard 32-ft foiling GC32 catamarans in successive races around buoys that last about twenty minutes. Weather permitting, the races take place close to shore. For more information, click here. Follow the action There are a number of ways to follow Alinghi across the Tour's five events, each of which will comprise four days of competition with up to five races each afternoon (watch out for jet lag, though, given their location): Twitter @alinghi > The results of each race as well as assorted photos and video clips Facebook @teamalinghi and Instagram @alinghi > Interviews, videos & photos Internet > gc32racingtour.com : Races modeled in 2D (live and replay) from the first to the last day of each competition > alinghi.com : News and a selection of photos GC32 Team Ernesto Bertarelli (SUI) - Helmsman skipper Arnaud Psarofaghis (SUI) - Helmsman, co-skipper Nicolas Charbonnier (FRA) - Tactician and mainsail trimmer Bryan Mettraux (SUI) - Frontsail trimmer Timothé Lapauw (FRA) - Foil trimmer Yves Detrey (SUI) - Bowman Nils Frei (SUI) - Coach and spare sailor Technical Team João Cabeçadas (POR) David Niklès (SUI) Team Director Pierre-Yves Jorand (SUI) To find out more gc32racingtour.com Hashtags for the events #GoAlinghiGo #gc32racingtour #gc32 Credit for photos © Lloyd Images

16th D35 Trophy - Useful information

16 April, 2019

What: 16th and final championship for the one-design Décision 35 (D35) multihulls before the launch of the TF35 Championship in 2020. The 2019 D35 Trophy 2019 is comprised of seven events, including five Grand Prix and two Lake Leman (Lake Geneva...) classics: the Genève-Rolle-Genève and the Bol d'Or Mirabaud). For more information, click here. Who: Seven teams composed of between five and seven sailors(there is a team weight limit of 480kg, except for the Genève-Rolle-Genève and the Bol d'Or Mirabaud). Holder of the title, Alinghi is aiming for an eighth trophy to add to its collection. Where: Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), Switzerland When: From May to September (find the calendar here) How: For the Grand Prix, the team compete in successive races that each last about half an hour and which are sailed around a course marked by buoys. For the two Lémanique classics, the teams sail a route along the lake's shore, rounding a buoy at – in the respective races – Rolle and Le Bouveret, before heading back to Geneva for the finish. Follow the action You can keep-up with the racing, with up to six races per day in the Grand Prix by: Twitter @alinghi > The results of each race as well as assorted photos and video clips Facebook @teamalinghi and Instagram @alinghi > Interviews, videos and photos The team's website > News and a selection of photos D35 Team Ernesto Bertarelli (SUI) - Helmsman and Skipper Arnaud Psarofaghis (SUI) - Mainsail trimmer Nicolas Charbonnier (FRA) - Tactician Bryan Mettraux (SUI) - Frontsail trimmer Coraline Jonet (FRA) - Grinder Yves Detrey (SUI) - Bowman Nils Frei (SUI) - Coach and spare sailor Technical Team João Cabeçadas (POR) David Nikles (SUI) Claudy Dewarrat (SUI) Team Director Pierre-Yves Jorand (SUI) To find out more d35trophy.com Hashtags for the event #GoAlinghiGo // #D35Trophy Credit for photos © Loris von Siebenthal