WE ARE ALINGHI

Alinghi is a sailing syndicate that was established as a professional unit in 2000 by Ernesto Bertarelli to win the America’s Cup, which it did – twice (2003, 2007). We’re the first European team to win the Auld Mug and we have plenty of other successes to our name before and since, including multiple Bols d’Ors, D35 trophies and two Extreme Sailing Series.

  • 31st AMERICA'S CUP WINNER
  • 32nd AMERICA'S CUP WINNER
  • 2014 DECISION 35 VULCAIN TROPHY WINNER
  • 2014 EXTREME SAILING SERIES WINNER

About us

Facts & Figures

1991
Alinghi’s first boat takes to Lake Geneva
34.2
GC32’s top speed (knots), set in 2015
5.7m
Visitors to Port America’s Cup, Valencia
6
Victories in the Bol d’Or

RACING IN 2016

The last few years have been good for Alinghi, with 2014 wins in the Vulcain Trophy and the Extreme Sailing Series, to which the team returns for the 2016 season aboard the foiling GC32. It will also be looking to win back the D35 Trophy on Geneva Lake, following a second place finish in 2015.

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Our team

The Alinghi team prides itself on being made up of top class sailors – meet them here.

LATEST NEWS

Alinghi head to Sydney looking for the win

5 December, 2016

After its triumph on a monohull in the America's Cup and numerous victories on multihulls in the Decision 35 and Extreme 40 competitions, this week sees Ernesto Bertarelli’s Alinghi try to add foiling catamarans to the list of boats on which they’ve won championships. Starting next Thursday the 8th and running until Sunday the 11th  Sydney will play host to the last Act of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ (ESS) with eight international teams doing battle in the iconic harbour between the Opera House and the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron. And at stake? A world-class sailing championship on the ‘flying’ GC32. Alinghi, the form team Timothé Lapauw, trimmer, comments: "Since September, we've had three wins in a row, so if anything the pressure is on our competitors in this last Act.”  And if there is pressure rising as the start in Australia draw closer, then it’s one that Tim enjoys. "Once on the water, I'm focused solely on my job. There is so much to do in this fast-racing format that I do not have time to think about anything else!" The skipper, Arnaud Psarofaghis, says: "I know that the pressure generated by what is at stake will help us to raise our level. The goal is clear for us all – win! We are eager to do battle and we are confident, but certainly don’t take anything for granted because our opponents are so strong and anything and everything can happen in this kind of racing.” Podium secured, but where upon it is not… The general classification for the 2016 Series currently reads: 1st  - Oman Air (OMA): 79 points 2nd  - Alinghi (SUI): 77 3rd  - Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT): 73 4th  - SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN): 61 5th  - Land Rover BAR Academy (GBR): 54 6th  - Visit Madeira (POR): 49 This eighth and final stage of the 2016 circuit counts for double, meaning the points in play in Sydney are 24 for first place, 22 for second and so on. In the case of a tie, the team best placed in Sydney will take the Series. At this stage of the competition, a place on the final podium is assured for Oman Air, Alinghi and Red Bull Sailing Team, but it of course remains to be seen in which order the leading trio will stand upon it finish. To win this championship, Alinghi must finish in front of Oman Air and not finish more than a place behind Red Bull.

Ernesto Bertarelli inducted into America's Cup Hall of Fame

23 October, 2016

In recognition of his unique achievement of having created and led the team that returned the Auld Mug to Europe for the first time in its 150-year history – and the first to win on their debut – Alinghi’s Ernesto Bertarelli was inducted into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the historic New York Yacht Club, Friday 21stOctober. The Hall of Fame honours those individuals who have made “outstanding contributions to yachting’s most distinguished competition”. Also inducted was the Lord Dunraven, a family member of whom accepted the award in recognition of his exploits in the America’s Cup competitions of the late nineteenth century.  Besides his team’s record-breaking victories, Ernesto was selected to join this exclusive group of Hall of Fame sailorsfor having produced the 32nd Cup in Valencia – “among the most successful events in the competition’s post-war history” – and  for having a vision for the America’s Cup that “clearly broke boundaries”. The Selection Committee further concluded that, “alongside his achievements in other highly competitive circuits”, he has “demonstrated a depth of ability to build talented teams and a remarkable determination to win. He has created a new winning tradition in Swiss sailing and has both inspired and invested in the next generation of his nation’s sailors.” Speaking about joining the Hall of Fame, Ernesto said: “Having been introduced to sailing as a boy, I’ve always known that the America’s Cup is the holy grail of our sport, our Mount Everest. To think that I, even in a small way, could have shaped its history by being the first team to return the Auld Mug to Europe is a special and humbling honour, something I never thought would happen. “I want to thank the New York Yacht Club and the Hall of Fame selection committee. The journey that has brought me here was not a solo expedition, but rather one made possible – and shared – by the hundreds of people whose talent, passion and dedication were the DNA of the Alinghi Team.  “To them all, I say, remember the mission that we set ourselves all those years ago: ‘We want to build a team to be proud of’. We did it!” Read more about the Hall of Fame, here, or about the New York Yacht Club, here