Helmed once again by Swiss multihull champion - Arnaud Psarofaghis - alongside Team Principal and skipper Ernesto Bertarelli, who established the professional Swiss team in 1994. The pair are backed up by a team of highly accomplished crew with multiple Bol d’Or and D35 trophies to their name – a winning line up, remaining the same this year as last.
The team’s eighth Extreme Sailing Series™ will feature Olympic 470 bronze medallist Nicolas Charbonnier as tactician, with Nils Frei – who first competed onboard Alinghi in 2001 – continuing his role as headsail trimmer. Alinghi veteran Yves Detrey takes the bow whilst Timothé Lapauw – the youngest member of the team and a highly skilled match racer – completes the crew, having helped Alinghi toward their Extreme Sailing Series™ victory in 2016.
Expect a fight to the end - Alinghi will be looking to snatch back their title after narrowly missing out on the top spot in 2017.