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Omega puts its name on Alinghi’s sails
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Omega puts its name on Alinghi’s sails

Monday, 27 May 2019
By The FHH Journal editors
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Just before last week’s first GC32 Racing Tour 2019 regatta in Villasimius, Sardinia, Omega and Alinghi, two-times winner of the America’s Cup, in 2003 and 2007, announced their new partnership.

Omega and Alinghi have officially joined forces in a brand new sailing partnership. For more than 25 years, Omega has shown a proud commitment to the world of sailing and it will continue that legacy by accompanying the Alinghi team on its competitive circuits. Signing the agreement together were Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of Omega, along with Ernesto Bertarelli, Founder and Skipper of Alinghi. The two brands are proudly Swiss and their announcement came just in time for the launch of the GC32 season in Villasimius last week.

Raynald Aeschlimann, president and CEO of Omega and Ernesto Bertarelli, founder and skipper of Alinghi
Raynald Aeschlimann, president and CEO of Omega and Ernesto Bertarelli, founder and skipper of Alinghi

Alinghi made its debut as a sports team in 1994. In 2000, the team set a goal of winning the America’s Cup, a goal achieved twice in 2003 and 2007. Other successes include seven victories at the Bol d’Or, seven D35 Trophies and four Extreme Sailing Series championships. Alinghi is associated with the D35 Trophy and the GC32 Racing Tour in 2019, and is contributing to the development of the new one design TF35 foil catamaran. Omega is excited to be partnering with Alinghi and extending its support of the world’s best sailors in ocean racing.

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