The typical Garda wind didn’t build up on day 1 of the GC32 World Championship : only two races were sailed. The 13 foiling catamarans fought with very light and shifty wind.
Good start for Team Tilt in the first race, the team led by Sébastien Schneiter was 3rd in the first mark. But after a penalty with SAP, Team Tilt didn’t manage recovering and finished last.
In the second race, Team Tilt finished 7th, while the 3rd one was abandoned short after the start.
Tomorrow, 6 races are scheduled. The first ones should be held in the morning with the northern wind !
Glenn Ashby : « We did a few tactical mistakes, but I’m very confident about the team’s level. Let’s just hope we will be able to sail more races in the next days, to enjoy the typical lake garda conditions ! »
Results : https://www.gc32worlds.com
Team Tilt crew – Thursday 24 May :
Sébastien Schneiter, helmsman
Glenn Ashby, mainsail trimmer
Bryan Mettraux, trimmer
Lucien Cujean, foil trimmer
Nils Theuninck, bowman
Jérémy Bachelin, reserve
Tanguy Cariou, coach and team manager
Alex Schneiter, team leader
Jimmy Le Baut, shore crew