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America’s Cup: Alinghi unveils the team, it is one of the youngest

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(ANSA) – ROME, JUN 09 – Alinghi Red Bull Racing has unveiled the team members who will participate in the 37th America’s Cup sailing challenge, whose final phase will be held in Barcelona in autumn 2024. It is a crew which skipper Arnaud Psarofaghis knows very well. The Spanish Marcelono Botin stands out in the design team as principal designer and Uruguayan Adolfo Carrau in the role of design coordinator. On the other hand, the Frenchman Gautier Sergent will be drawing the sails.

As for the sailors, 14 were selected, all Swiss, divided between management roles and ‘power group’.

The oldest is Yves Detrey, who is 43, the youngest Nicolas Rolaz, 22, and he was already world champion in the 2014 Optimist Class. The overall average age of the crew is 30 years and is likely one of the youngest crews of the next America’s Cup.

“Embarking on this adventure with colleagues I have known since childhood and people with whom I have worked for over 20 years is very exciting – says Psarofaghis, 33 -. Even if I have not necessarily sailed with them, this bond is a great advantage. We understand each other. and this will make communication much easier. It is vital that there is good communication on board: it is the key to success. The same is true off the boat. The only thing that matters is performance and that is it. end that the teams will be assembled “.

Many of these sailors, recruited last summer, will also be involved in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. Maxime Bachelin, Matias Buehler, Arthur Cevey, Nicolas Charbonnier, Lucien Cujean, Barnabé Delarze, Yves Detrey, Augustin Maillefer, Bryan Mettraux, will alternate on board, Arnaud Psarofaghis, Nicolas Rolaz, Théry Schir, Nils Theuninck, Florian Trueb. The design team will instead be formed by the Spaniard Marcelino Botin, the Uruguayan Adolfo Carrau, the French Steven Robert, Gautier Sergent and Joseph Ozanne. (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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