Team Tilt to defend their title at GC32 World Championships Portugal
Winner of the first GC32 World Championships last year in Riva del Garda, Team Tilt defends its title this summer. At the end of June, the World Championship of flying catamarans will be held in Lagos, Portugal. A racing area that should be windswept, offering a beautiful show for the ten teams that have been confirmed!
As world champion, Team Tilt returns without pressure. The team has not sailed its GC32 since the 2018 World Championships. It will clearly therefore, have less practice than its competitors. Following the same schedule as last year, the crew will do a training block on site, just before the regatta. It will, again, proudly wear the colours of its two main partners, Omega and the Jiva Hill Resort.
Sébastien Schneiter, skipper: "We are back in the same vein as last year. We know the boat well and the same goes for the team, but our preparation has shifted in comparison to the other teams in the Racing Tour, so it's difficult to position ourselves in terms of objectives. When you take part in a regatta, you aim to win. But those who have been sailing for a year do not want us to beat them again. If we manage to be efficient in the training phase, we have hopes of achieving a good result! However, if the weather conditions or a breakdown were to prevent navigations during those days, that would make the preparation far more complicated. Jimmy Lebaut will be there to ensure that the boat is technically ready, and to repair any damage that may occur, as soon as possible. These 10 days will define our final result! Last year everything fell into line and worked well, and the result followed. But it is a race area we do not know, Lagos should be quite windy, with good Portuguese thermal trade winds at this time."
Crew: Sébastien Schneiter, Lucien Cujean, Jérémy Bachelin, Nils Theuninck, fifth crew member to be confirmed.
Support staff: Tanguy Cariou, Alex Schneiter, Jocelyn Keller and Jimmy Lebaut.