GC32 World Championship, Riva del Garda, Italy. 23 - 27 May 2018 Photo © Pedro Martinez / GC32 World Championship

Team Tilt crowned first GC32 World Champions

The second stop of the Extreme Sailing Series 2018 saw the fleet come together with the boats of the GC32 Racing Tour for the inaugural GC32 World Championship at Riva del Garda, Italy. Roman Hagara’s new Red Bull Sailing Team finished on a disappointing 7th place overall. Team Tilt (SUI) earned the World Title with SAP Sailing Team (DEN) and Team Oman Air (Oman) taking second and third. Meanwhile.

RIVA DEL GARDA (Italy) – The glorious Lake Garda sunshine turned fickle across four days of foiling for the World Championship, putting the record fleet of 13 catamarans to the test in blustery conditions. The event also marked the second act of the Extreme Sailing Series. With five acts left to go, SAP Sailing Team (DEN) hold the top of the Extreme Sailing Series leaderboard, with Alinghi (SUI) and Oman Air (Oman) in close pursuit at second and third overall.

Hagara and Steinacher have revamped Red Bull Sailing for 2018, recruiting Great Britain’s Chris Draper to take over on the helm. Additional new Red Bull Sailing members include Neil Hunter (GBR), Dan Morris (USA), Rhys Mara (AUS) and Ed Powys (GBR).

Next up for the Red Bull Sailing Team in the Extreme Sailing Series: the stadium racing returns to Barcelona, Spain for Act 3 on 14-17 June.

C32 World Championship 2018: 1. Team Tilt (SUI), 2. SAP Sailing Team (DEN), 3. Oman Air (Oman), 7. Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT)

Overall Extreme Sailing Series ranking after two of seven acts: 1. SAP Sailing Team, 2. Alinghi, 3. Oman Air, 5. Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 

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About Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher
Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher are Austria’s most successful summer sport athletes, having won two Olympic gold medals (Sydney, Athens) and numerous world championships. They are the only Austrians to have competed on the America’s Cup World Series. Determined to see sailing progress to the next level, they groom the next generation of sailors by leading the Red Bull Sailing Team in the Extreme Sailing Series and by serving as sports directors for Red Bull Foiling Generation and the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.

About the Extreme Sailing Series 2018
In seven events spanning three continents, the Extreme Sailing Series brings the action right to the public, with stadium sailing on foiling catamarans in the heart of vibrant global destinations. Schedule 2018:

14-17 March: Muscat, Oman
24-27 May: GC32 World Championship, Lake Garda, Italy
14-17 June: Barcelona, Spain
5-8 July: Cascais, Portugal
24-27 August: Cardiff, UK
18-21 October: San Diego, USA
29 November-2 December: Los Cabos, Mexico