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Team Tilt Takes the Top Spot in GC32 World Championship

Team Tilt Takes the Top Spot in GC32 World Championship
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Team Tilt Takes the Top Spot in GC32 World Championship, While SAP Extreme Sailing Team Rules the Rankings in the Extreme Sailing Series

It was Swiss success in the first official GC32 World Championship as Sébastien Schneiter’s Team Tilt took the top spot in Riva del Garda, Italy.

Four days of foiling action on the flat waters of Lake Garda saw 13 GC32 speed machines shoot around the racecourse, all determined to make history as best in class.

Of the regatta’s 16 races, only three saw Team Tilt tumble outside the top four, demonstrating the consistent sailing so necessary to win against a fleet of elite level sailors.

“It’s a really special feeling, especially as it’s our first World Championship title as a team,” said an elated Schneiter. “It’s pretty cool to share this with all of my mates – it’s a really special moment.”

It’s tough at the top, though. Schneiter and his men were given a run for their money throughout the event by Danish rivals and Extreme Sailing Series™ champions, SAP Extreme Sailing Team. Having excelled on the water on day three – winning three of the five races – the Danes closed the gap on the Swiss, heading into the final day separated only by two points.

A further win straight off the mark on day four stood the Danes in good stead to top the podium. Neck and neck with the Swiss moving into the final races, the pressure mounted . . .

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