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Alinghi crowned victorious in 2018 Extreme Sailing Series™


Swiss foiling masters Alinghi crowned victorious in 2018 Extreme Sailing Series™
For the fourth time in their eight-year history of competing in the Extreme Sailing Series™, Swiss team Alinghi took the coveted championship title after a remarkable final in Los Cabos, Mexico. This phenomenal feat makes them the joint most successful team ever to participate in the world-class, globe-trotting foiling circuit, level with former competitor, The Wave, Muscat.

Following ten months of touring around the planet, competing in some of the world’s most iconic locations, Ernesto Bertarelli’s stand out squad: Arnaud Psarofaghis, Nicolas Charbonnier, Timothé Lapauw, Nils Frei, Bryan Mettraux and Yves Detrey, closed the grand finale in first place on the double points Act leaderboard – their incredible five Act wins this year cementing them as victors in the overall rankings.

“I’m happy but it’s actually relief that I’m feeling now,” said an overwhelmed Psarofaghis, co-skipper and helm for the team. “I was a bit stressed with all the pressure mounting for an end of season win. The team did a perfect job and made it so easy for me to sail with them. The trick is to stay calm throughout the event. To win the season and to win the last Act, it’s the perfect way to finish the year.”

Alinghi’s shore team also won the award for the best shore crew of the season, a new prize created by Extreme Sailing Series logistics . . .

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