Please select your home edition
Lennon Thermalite 728x90 1
Product Feature
Exposure RAW PRO Head Torch
Exposure RAW PRO Head Torch

Team Tilt wins Decision 35 Grand Prix de Versoix

by Team Tilt Sailing 23 May 2016 21:36 BST 20-22 May 2016
Team Tilt wins Decision 35 Grand Prix de Versoix © Loris von Siebenthal / D35 Trophy

Team Tilt, the 2015 D35 Trophy champion, won the second stage of this year's series in Versoix this weekend. Racing, organised by the Club Nautique de Versoix, got underway on Saturday in superb conditions for the 10 teams and after nine hard fought races, Team Tilt came out on top on Sunday with Alinghi and Swisscom completing the podium.

"The standard of the fleet is very high, the racing is really engaging and more open than last year," said helmsman Sebastien Schneiter. "We have a way to go, but this first victory feels good!"

"We did very little training before the start of the season because this series is not our primary objective this year," added tactician and sports director, Tanguy Cariou. "We are focussed on the GC32, the 49er campaign and the Red Bull Youth America's Cup selection process.

"We are rotating the crew frequently on the D35 but remain competitive, so that is a good sign! Over the last two years we have managed to put a good system in place and a solid team within which we can integrate youth sailors successfully," he added.

Next on the agenda for Team Tilt is the first stage of the GC32 Racing Tour on Thursday at Riva del Garda on Lake Garda in Italy. "We have done quite a lot of training on Lake Garda and are feeling comfortable on the GC32," said Sebastien. "Our boat handling is pretty good and we are really looking forward to this first regatta!"

Sebastien will hand over the helm to his father Alex Schneiter for the following three stages of the D35 Trophy while he is in Weymouth in the UK for the 49er World Championships.

Related Articles

Bol d'Or Mirabaud 2019 - An epic edition!
A serious storm descended on the fleet as forecast Météo Suisse was forecasting it for 24 hours: a serious storm was going to descend on the Bol d'Or Mirabaud fleet around 17:00. This warning was precise and played out to the letter! Posted on 17 Jun 2019
Ladycat team win the Bol d'Or Mirabaud 2019
This was a final victory for Dona Bertarelli's trimaran Yann Guichard and his crew, onboard Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing, have secured their fourth win of the iconic Bol d'Or Mirabaud, today Saturday 15 June at 20h36. Posted on 15 Jun 2019
Only a month to go to the Bol d'Or Mirabaud
More than 500 boats and 3000 competitors to take part The 2019 edition of the Bol d'Or Mirabaud's theme will be technology, from the festival to its focus on sustainable development. Posted on 15 May 2019
Shaping up to be another festive Bol d'Or Mirabaud
With more than 500 boats expected to take the start With more than 500 boats expected to take the start, 95 are already registered as of now in anticipation of the word's greatest fresh water regatta. This year's emphasis will not only be the true lake festival the race is on water Posted on 2 May 2019
Bol d'Or Mirabaud: A magnificent 2018 edition
Summary of the key moments on this 80th anniversary The 80th edition of the Bol d'Or Mirabaud 2018 was run with evasive winds, testing the nerves of participants. Patience and tactical finesse were key in a race that occurred on glass-like waters. Posted on 11 Jun 2018
A tremendous Bol d'Or Mirabaud Race
A fantastic Bol d”or Mirabaud Race on Phaedo^2 Loyd Thornburg and his crew of Chris Draper, Ed Smyth, Stuart Bithell, Haylee Outteridge and Julian Cressant, raced a fantastic Bol d"or Mirabaud race. Posted on 10 Jun 2018
Bol d'Or Mirabaud: Birthday edition rich in events
520 sailboats expected on Lake Léman The Société Nautique de Genève (SNG) is delighted to welcome some 3,000 sailors getting ready to dispute the 80th Bol d'Or Mirabaud and is offering them a program that will be rich in surprises for this jubilee. Posted on 8 Jun 2018
Ladycat in search of ultimate Bol d'Or Mirabaud
This anniversary edition marks Dona Bertarelli's 12th presence at the event Dona Bertarelli has, once again, surrounded herself with a trusted team to be able to best manage the unpredictable winds of Lake Geneva, onboard her beloved multihull, Ladycat. Posted on 7 Jun 2018
Genevé-Rolle-Genevé Race
Fantastic 4th for Lloyd Thornburg's Phaedo There were hundres of boats on Lake Geneva for the start line of the annual Genevé-Rolle-Genevé Race, which takes the boats a third of the way down lake Geneva and back. Posted on 3 Jun 2018
Bol d'Or Mirabaud: Images along Geneva quays
Exhibit illustrating 80 years of the Lake Léman regatta inaugurated this morning Starting today, posters from the special 80th edition comic book as well as annotated period photos can be seen at the Mont Blanc Rotunda on the right bank, and along Général-Guisan quay and the Molard riverbank on the left bank. Posted on 30 May 2018