AC NEWS – After a tricky first day on Sunday, the young Swiss sailors onboard Team Tilt bounced back today to post two well-fought second places on day two of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in San Francisco.
Two second places today puts Team Tilt in third place overall at the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. The pack is reshuffled with just three points between first and seventh place in the ranking.
“We will be more aggressive and will work harder on our starts,” announced skipper Lucien Cujean before racing on Monday. He kept his word and the team managed to put itself in a good position off the start line and defend it until the finish.
“We changed our start procedure to concentrate more on timing in general and time to the line in particular,” explained crewmember Lionel Vaucher. “Everything is easier when you get a good start, motivation increases and you pass more boats!”
The team raced at the top of the fleet throughout the day in lighter 12-knot conditions, even leading for a moment during the final race before the Swedish team passed them to finish 5 seconds ahead.