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Team Tilt to attempt Youth America’s Cup qualification

by MaxComm Communication on 23 Jan 2013
Team Tilt at the occasion of the official presentation of the team at the Jiva Hill Park Hotel © Team Tilt / Loris Von Siebenthal
Within the context of the America’s Cup, the best young sailors in the world, have for the first time, the opportunity to participate in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. Team Tilt, which competes on behalf of SNG, is proud to announce that it has been invited to participate in the selection trials, the 'Selection Series', of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup based on an initial presentation file as well as a first selection.

The final selections will be held on the water between ninth-24th February 2013 in San Francisco. They will allow to designate the teams which will be qualified for the finals which will be held in San Francisco in September 2013, one week before the final series of the America’s Cup.

Alex Schneiter, Team leader of the project, states the following after the qualification of the team in view of the Selection Series:

'This first selection (twelve projects have been selected over thirty applications) is excellent news for the team and the result of an incredible team work within such short time constraint. The project has been initiated at the end of September and, within two months, we had to build up a solid structure, search for sponsors, acquire a catamaran for the purpose of a training matching the ambitions of such a project, select a team and put in place a sailing program as well as physical training at the highest level. Mission accomplished and we are proud of this first result! This will open us the doors to a participation to the final selections on AC 45 in San Francisco. This is obviously a huge challenge, but the team is more motivated than ever!'

The skipper of the team will be the young and talented sailor, Lucien Cujean, which has been involved in recent years on the most competitive boats of Lake Geneva (such as the Decision 35 or M2) and also competed within the context of several important international regattas such as for example a victory in the Tour de France à la voile within the context of an amateur team.

The intensive trainings have started at the beginning of November on a well-known catamaran of Lake Geneva, the Decision 35. Two prestigious partners have rapidly been convinced by the seriousness and ambition of the project: Jiva Hill Park Hotel and the watchmaker Tag Heuer. As specifies Jean-Christophe Babin, chairman and CEO of Tag Heuer: 'as a Swiss watchmaker, we are full of enthusiasm and very proud to commit ourselves alongside a young and dynamic Swiss team. Team Tilt and Tag Heuer sail on the same waters: high technology, precision, tradition and sound competitiveness.'

Team Tilt will also participate to the Vulcain Trophy 2013 and hopes to benefit from the exceptional level of the sailors sailing on this type of catamarans to help the squad being ready for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup next summer.

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