About the Sponsor
Alinghi is famous as the first European team ever to win the America's Cup and then to successfully defend it. As a professional sports team, Alinghi was created in 2000 by Ernesto Bertarelli in a bid to win the 31st America’s Cup in Auckland, New Zealand. In reality ‘Alinghi’ had existed long before this as the name of the Bertarelli families’ yachts, including the 1997 Bol d’Or winning trimaran.
About the Skipper
Swiss titan, Ernesto Bertarelli returns to Alinghi as the skipper and helm for his second year as the man in the driving seat of the Extreme 40. Bertarelli is no stranger to racing at the highest level in sailing having competed in the 31st, 32nd & 33rd America's Cups - winning two. A firm favourite in the D35 class, Bertarelli has plenty of multihull experience.
About the Team
The crew of America’s Cup veterans, Alinghi continue to push their Extreme 40 to the max in their fourth season of competition. With the addition of American Morgan Larson, who came second in the 2012 Series, the team have their eyes firmly fixed on this years Series podium.