Goal: 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo
Sébastien Schneiter and Lucien Cujean launched a 49er Olympic campaign at the beginning of 2014 with a view to Tokyo 2020. The two-handed 49er has been an Olympic class since 2000 and is one of the most competitive.
The two sailors met in 2012 at an M2 catamaran regatta, Sebastien went on to focus on his Laser campaign winning three bronze world championship medals in 2013 while Lucien led the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup project as skipper and helmsman of the Swiss AC45.
The duo teamed up on the Decision 35 and on the GC32 and have now combined their talent and motivation towards a common goal: to win a medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. During their Olympic preparation, Sébastien and Lucien were selected for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (BRA), and finished 13th in the 49er class !
Sebastien Schneiter – Helmsman
Lucien Cujean – Crew
Tom Saunt – Coach
Pietro Sibello – Coach
Tanguy Cariou – Sports director
Crew: 2 people on trapeze
Length overall: 4.9m
Beam without wracks: 1.75m
Beam with wracks: 2.75m
Sail area (mainsail and jib): 20m2
Spinnaker area: 37m2
|2014||49er familiarisation period||122 days of training|
|2015||Full time 49er sailing||202 days of sailing, of which 48 are race days|
|2016||Olympic year||Tokyo 2020 target review after the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games 120 days of training|
|2017||Professional sailors||250 days of training and global regattas|
|2018||Swiss Sailing Team – National Team integration||Goals: A podium place at the Europeans and top five in the World Championships|
|2019||Olympic selection||Goals: To qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, to medal at the European and World Championships|
|2020||Olympic Games, Tokyo||Goal: Olympic medal!|