Background

Offshore

1987  A Mini 6.50 is christened “Tilt” after its sponsor for the double-handed Mini-Transat from France, via the Canary Islands, to Martinique. Alex Schneiter wins the first stage alongside Patrick Firmenich and finishes second overall. A year later, he wins the Mini Fastnet and is named Swiss Skipper of the Year.

1992  Using his Whitbread Round the World Race training as a helmsman, Alex Schneiter tackles one of the toughest races in the sport: La Solitaire du Figaro. He finishes 22nd.

2001  Alex Schneiter finishes 8th in the Fastnet Race at the helm of a 60footer and a year later races the Transat AG2R with Philippe Cardis from Lorient, via Madera to St Barths, finishing 11th.

Psaros 40

2002  Alex Schneiter and Patrick Firmenich win the Bol d’Or with his Psaros 40 named Tilt on his first attempt

2006  Alex Schneiter and Patrick Firmenich win the Bol de Vermeil for winning three editions of the Bol d’Or within five years on the Psaros 40, Tilt – 2002, 2004 and 2006

2007  Alex Schneiter breaks the Lake Geneva monohull record from Geneva to Le Bouveret and back to win the Ruban Violet at the helm of the Psaros 40, Tilt. He knocks an hour and 13 minutes off the previous record set in 1994, completing the course in seven hours, 32 minutes and 10 seconds. In the same year, Alex Schneiter breaks the Ruban Bleu record as crew on Julius Baer, a Decision 35 multihull.

Ventilo M2

2006  Team Tilt finishes second at the Ventilo M2 Championships and sets a new Estavayer 100-mile record

2008  Team Tilt wins the Safram Speed Tour for the first time

2011  Team Tilt wins the Ventilo M2 circuit again

2013  Team Tilt finishes second on the Ventilo M2 circuit with a new crew of youth sailors training for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.

SYZ & CO foiler

2006  The “flying” boat SYZ & CO, an experimental foiling catamaran, is created. Built with adjustable foils, it is the first “flying” boat to sail on Lake Geneva. While SYZ & CO did not live up to expectations due to the structure being too heavy for the boat to foil properly, it did advance knowledge of foiling and contribute to the future success of foiling multihulls, particularly in the context of the America’s Cup.

Olympics

2010  Team Tilt starts coaching Sebastien Schneiter, a Laser 4.7 Swiss Champion and European Vice-Champion, for an Olympic campaign
2011  Sebastien Schneiter becomes Laser 4.7 Swiss and European Champion.
2012  Sebastien Schneiter makes a successful transition to the Laser Radial, is third in the European ranking and becomes Swiss Vice-Champion.
2013  Sebastien becomes Laser Radial Swiss Champion and wins three bronze medals at the ISAF Youth Worlds, Laser Radial Worlds (under 21) and Laser Radial Youth Worlds – a good end to his time in the class.
2014  Sebastien Schneiter and Lucien Cujean launch a 49er Olympic campaign, their sights are set on Tokyo 2020.
2015  The team is selected for the pre-olympic event in Rio de Janeiro and carries on the olympic campaign.
2016 – The team is selected for the Olympic Games in Rio, and represent Switzerland in the 49er class ! Sébastien and Lucien join Swiss Sailing Team’s Olympic team, and finish on the very good 13th rank of their first Olympics.

Décision 35

2013  Team Tilt launches a Decision 35 campaign on Lake Geneva. The multihull is an ideal training platform for the young sailors who will compete in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup on the AC45.

2014  Team Tilt finishes sixth in the Vulcain Trophy.

2015  Team Tilt wins both the annual Decision 35 championship and the Bol d’Or Mirabaud.

2016 — Team Tilt finishes third of the D35 Trophy 2016, behind Alinghi and Ladycat powered by Spindrift Racing. The team won two out of the eight events of the season.

Youth America’s Cup

2012 The Team Tilt entry is accepted, Switzerland passes the first selection phase towards competing in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.

2013  Team Tilt makes Switzerland proud winning the Selection Series and finishing fourth in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in San Francisco, USA.

2014  Team Tilt puts in place a new youth team for the next red Bull Youth America’s Cup, in June 2017 in Bermuda.

2016  After receiving 33 applications, Team Tilt selected seven young sailors to prepare the RBYAC 2017. They train on the D35 on Lake Geneva, and start foiling on the GC32.

2017  Team Tilt finished third at the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup after a phenomenal battle on the Great Sound of Bermuda. 

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