Omega Partnership with Alinghi
Omega gets on board with Alinghi for a brand new sailing partnership.
Commited for more than 25 years to the world of sailing, Omega will continue that passion by accompanying the Alinghi team on its competitive circuits. This year, Alinghi is associated with the D35 Trophy and the GC32 Racing Tour, and is contributing to the development of the new TF35 foiling catamaran. This new partnership is announced just days before the launch of the GC32 season in Villasimius.
Ernesto Bertarelli, founder and skipper of Alinghi, said that he is proud to represent Switzerland with Omega: "In this 50th anniversary year of Apollo 11 and the Omega Speedmaster’s legendary role aboard that mission, I can recall when we won the America's Cup under the Swiss colours," he added. "In the sailing world, that was comparable to the first steps on the moon. Since then, our team has always striven for perfection. With a new partner sharing this same vision, I look forward to writing an exciting new chapter in our story with Omega by our side."
Raynald Aeschlimann and Ernesto Bertarelli signing the partnership © Jesús Renedo/ Sailing Energy
Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of Omega, underlined "the pioneering spirit and passion for invention" shared by the new partners and saluted the "great vision" shown by Alinghi throughout its history.
Founded and directed by Ernesto Bertarelli, Alinghi made its debut as a sports team in 1994. The team won the America's Cup twice in 2003 and 2007, becoming therefore the first European team to win the prestigious trophy. Alinghi has achieved many other successes, including seven victories at the Bol d'Or, seven D35 Trophies and four Extreme Sailing Series championships.
© Jesús Renedo/ Sailing Energy
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