GYC Racing Team 2020 wrap-up

Wed, 30. Dec. 2020

Despite all the limitations imposed by the pandemic, the GYC Racing Team kept up their training over the summer to be ready once competitions would take place again. The hard work of the Racing Team members paid off.

Despite all the limitations imposed by the pandemic, the GYC Racing Team kept up their training over the summer to be ready once competitions would take place again. The hard work of the Racing Team members paid off.

In September Gauthier Verhulst won Gold at the Swiss Championship of the Laser Standard Class on Lake Silvaplana. Anja von Allmen was rewarded with the title of best female sailor on 10th place and Emilie Tschanz finished the race on fantastic 22nd place (out of 69 sailors).

Von Allmen had already won back the European Championship title in the Laser 4.7 in August and was recently nominated for the Swiss Sailing Awards 2020 for Junior of the Year. Currently the voting process is taking place online and anybody who knows Anja can support her nomination on skippers.ch.

In the Finn Class, Nils Theuninck confirmed his great physical condition. He finished on 10th place at the Europeans in Poland and on 3rd place in Kieler Woche. The best was yet to come for Nils as he became – once again – Swiss Finn Champion and will represent Switzerland in the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Eliot Merceron, competing in the Laser, recently went to Portugal to finish on brilliant 4th position in the European Grand Prix.

Meanwhile, Mateo Sanz Lanz, who was the first Swiss athlete to qualify for the Olympic Games, competed at the European Championship and finished 12th.

The other athletes of the GYC Racing Team are also working hard on their sailing careers. Joshua Richner on the 49er formed a new team with Nilo Schärer (TYC). Nicolas Rolaz, who is currently in the military service, is delighted about training opportunities abroad. The GYC knows how difficult it is to compete on a professional level, in particular under the current circumstances and proud of the athlete’s accomplishments and the way that they represent Gstaad throughout the World.

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