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
39.21
GC32’s top speed (knots), set in 2015 by Alinghi
5.7m
Visitors to Port America’s Cup, Valencia
6
Victories in the Bol d’Or

RACING

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 returns to the Extreme Sailing Series

10 February, 2016

Ernesto Bertarelli’s Alinghi Team is very pleased to announce that it will be joining the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series, which will be raced on the hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans for the first time. Now in its tenth season, the Extreme Sailing Series is an elite-level competition that brings together some of the world’s best sailors for racing in venues across the globe. The action is always close to the shore, meaning that the thousands of spectators who turn out to watch the teams at each Act are treated to some of the most exhilarating close-quarter sailing that there is on offer anywhere. Alinghi is a veteran of the Extreme Sailing Series, having won the title in 2008 and again in 2014. In 2015 the team raced the GC32 Bullitt Racing Tour and with the ESS adopting that boat for the coming season the decision to go for a third title was an easy one to make. Commenting on the team’s return to the Extreme Sailing Series, Alinghi’s Coach Pierre-Yves Jorand said: “We’re all excited to be going back to the Extreme Sailing circuit. It’s a competition that we know well, of course, and if there’s one thing that we can be certain of it’s that we’re going to be pushed to our best by the many talented teams that are taking part. The racing is always close, it’s always exciting and it’s always supported by great crowds. With the switch to the GC32 this year we are raring to go and hope to bring to bear the invaluable experience we gained about these machines during last year’s racing.” Check our calendar to make sure you don’t miss any venue or date and come visit our news page regularly to stay updated on what is happening during this exciting season.