TF35 training weekend 2


Boat Owner: Ernesto Bertarelli (SUI)
Tactician: Nicolas Charbonnier (FRA)

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. Then the team moved mainly to one-design multihull championships like D35 Trophy, Extreme Sailing Series and GC32 Racing Tour, always with the aim of achieving best possible results, improving its sailing level with a united and competitive team.


"The TF35 is the modern continuation of the D35 Trophy, with a foiling dimension this time, which is for us a logical evolution after our experience in high performance multihulls.

We still like very much the concept of one design multihull competition where sailors make the difference on an equal footing platform. In addition to this, we will be happy to race a part of the season "at home" and in a great owner class atmosphere on the water and on shore.

With its relatively large foils the TF35 should foil in very light air (typical lake conditions). Sometimes we might foil in glassy conditions!

As a team it is important to have new challenges, this is a great source of motivation," Ernesto Bertarelli.



Helm: Ernesto Bertarelli (SUI)

Tactician: Nicolas Charbonnier (FRA)

Mainsail: Bryan Mettraux (SUI)

Mainsail traveller: Arnaud Psarofaghis (SUI)

Headsail trimmer: Nils Frei (SUI)

Bowman: Yves Detrey (SUI)


Team director: Pierre-Yves Jorand (SUI)

Spare crew: Coraline Jonet (FRA)

Shore crew: David Niklès (SUI) + João Cabeçadas (POR) 



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Alinghi (SUI 100)