WE CAME, WE SAILED, WE CONQUERED
Alinghi came to the public consciousness in 2003 when we not only became the first European syndicate to win the America’s Cup, but also the first team ever to win on debut. The Auld Mug was retained in the 32nd edition in 2007 to cement our place in history, before the oldest trophy in international sport headed back into American hands in 2010.
LIFE IN BETWEEN AMERICA’S CUP
After a successful season in the Extreme Sailing Series in 2008, we took a break from the circuit until after the 33rd America’s Cup in 2010, returning in 2011 to start a new chapter in our history. A one-design class, it places sport and competition at the forefront, with each team able to approach the start line with the same chance of success. Likewise, the Décision 35 and T-Foiler 35 circuits allow the team to really develop its capabilities. Victories in the Bol d’Or on Lake Geneva in 2011 and 2017 (the latter in a new record time for the D35 class of 5 hours 11 minutes) meant that Alinghi joined an elite group of those who have won this prestigious trophy seven times.
AN ERA OF FURTHER SUCCESS...AND OF THE RETURN
Our win in the 2019 D35 Trophy took us to an all-time total of eight in 16 championships, cementing our position as the most successful team in the competition’s history. During the same period we also won the Extreme Sailing Series four times, in 2008, 2014, 2016 and 2018. And there was not much in it in 2013, with a second place finish by the smallest of margins, just as happened in the 2017 season. In 2019, we won our first GC32 World champion title and the GC32 Racing Tour. From 2020, a new page in the one-design regatta story opens with the arrival of the 35-foot foiling catamarans, the TF35, replacing the D35. In 2021, we won the GC32 Racing Tour after a 2020 year away from racing due to Covid-19. In 2022, Alinghi becomes Alinghi Red Bull Racing, setting out to conquer the 37th America's Cup (Autumn 2024 in Barcelona).