Inaugural Alinghi Swiss Sailing Clinic: a resounding success!

The Alinghi Swiss Sailing Clinic held its inaugural event today at the Romanshorn Yacht Club in Bodensee and enthusiasm was on the agenda; forty children showed up to attend the clinic with Alinghi trimmer Nils Frei and Damian Weiss, one of the Alinghi boatbuilders.

The two put the youth sailors through their paces on the match racing simulator, discussed techniques and tactics before rigging up the dinghies and heading out in a chilly 15knot breeze for some racing. The head coach of Swiss Sailing, Jean-Claude Vuithier, was present as part of a wider project to scout for talent to attend the end of year Alinghi Sailing Camp. 


1st    Patrik Reinhart
2nd    Lea Rüegg
3rd    Jonathan Rutishauser

1st    Flessati Rüdlinger
2nd    Ammann Ott
3rd    Stadler Stäheli

1st    Sybilla Merian (4.7)
2nd    Livia Naef (radial)
3rd    Claudia Enz (4.7)

Next stop for the Alinghi Swiss Sailing Clinics is Stäfa, Zürichsee on 26 April 2009!