During the past few days, I had the opportunity to participate in the Alinghi Redbull Racing Qualifier held in Brunnen. Alongside 20 other talented competitors, my aim was to secure a spot in the Youth Americas Cup 2024 in Barcelona.
Our sailing adventure revolved around the magnificent 69F boats, which are full carbon foiling monohulls. These Boats are like F1 cars on water, capable of reaching speeds of up to approximately 35 knots or 64 km/h. Needless to say, sailing these boats provided an absolute thrill and left me with unforgettable memories.
In addition to the sailing competitions, we had a busy schedule that included photo shoots, interviews, and a fitness test. As part of the event, we were fortunate enough to experience the AC40 on a simulator, further enhancing our understanding of high-performance sailing.
One of the highlights of the event was reconnecting with old sailor friends and engaging in friendly competition. Given that our team was named Alinghi REDBULL Racing, we were fortunate enough to enjoy complimentary Red Bulls throughout the event. While I couldn't resist taking advantage of the offer, I'll be mindful of my Red Bull consumption moving forward.
Thank you Alinghi Red Bull Racing for a fantastic event and thank you Loris von Siebenthal for the great photos!
My name is Simon Kaiser and I simply love sailing.