TF35 Trophy

Compared to its predecessors, the TF35 has been designed with the ambitious brief to offer top level foiling to a wider audience of sailors. With earlier take-off speeds, foiling is stable downwind and possible upwind thanks to an assisted automatic flight control system. The TF35 uses the latest in foiling technology, both to improve performance and simplify high speed foiling while making it easier to race.


- - - Given the current health situation, the GC32 and TF35 regattas scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled. The team is therefore focused on the development of the new TF35 foiler, and looks forward to being able to race again in 2021. - - -

After 16 years of racing the D35 on Lake Geneva it is time for an upgrade and for the 2020 season the new foiling TF35 will race both on the lake and at open water venues across Europe introducing the next generation of foiling to the world.
The TF35 Trophy will be a strictly one design racing tour offering a level playing field for professional teams and owner driver teams.
The seven-stop 2021 season will start on Lake Geneva for five events before moving to open water venues across Europe that have been specifically chosen to offer the best sailing for the ultra high performance foiling cats.
The plan is for four to six races per day on a windward leeward course with upwind starts and downwind finishes. Each race will take approximately 20 minutes.
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Until now the opportunity to race a catamaran that foils both down and up wind has been reserved for the sailing elite of the America's Cup however the new design of assisted flight controlled t-foil catamaran will open the door for wider the sailing community to try their hand at the full foiling experience.

  • Construction: Multiplast, Lorima, Heol composites, Pixel sur Mer
  • Length (overall): 15.00m
  • Length (hull): 10.85m
  • Boat width: 6.31m
  • Overall width: 9,38m
  • Weight: 1200 kg
  • Main foil draft: 2.70m
  • Main foil width: 2.90m
  • Rudder draft: 2.05m
  • Rudder width: 1.35m
  • Mainsail: 78m²
  • Jib: 34m²
  • Drifter: 59m²
  • Gennaker: 139m²
  • Crew: 6 people

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TF35 Trophy News

Inaugural TF35 Trophy - Useful information

15 April, 2021

A recap // What: The very first championship for the one-design, multihull foiling TF35s, which follows the format of the Décision 35 competition, but this time with the added dimension of flight over water. All the further info is here. Who: Seven teams made up of six team members (total team weight limited to 500kg) Where: Lake Geneva (Switzerland) for the first five events of the season, then to Scarlino (Italy) for the finale. When: From April to September, the 2021 TF35 Trophy will include seven events: five Grand Prix and two Lake Geneva classics (the Genève-Rolle-Genève and the Bol d'Or Mirabaud). Click here for the calendar How: During the Grand Prix, the teams compete during three days in successive races of about twenty-minute duration and which are sailed around buoys. During the Lake Geneva classics, a coastal course is completed with a start from Geneva, a mark to be rounded (in Rolle or Le Bouveret at the end of the lake) and then a return to the finish line in Geneva. Follow the action There are a number of ways to follow the team: On Twitter @alinghi > Publication of results and assorted photos and videos On Facebook @alinghi and Instagram @alinghi > Interviews, videos & photos On our homepage > News and photos Team for the TF35 (SUI 100) Helmsman / skipper: Ernesto Bertarelli (SUI) Tactician: Nicolas Charbonnier (FRA) Mainsail traveller: Arnaud Psarofaghis (SUI) Mainsail trimmer: Bryan Mettraux (SUI) Headsail trimmer: Nils Frei (SUI) Bowman: Yves Detrey (SUI) Spare crew: Florian Trüb (SUI) Shore crew João Cabeçadas (POR) David Niklès (SUI) Team Director Pierre-Yves Jorand (SUI) To find out more Hashtags for the events #GoAlinghiGo // #tf35trophy // #tf35 Credit for Photos © Loris von Siebenthal

Discover the Speedmaster ALINGHI

25 July, 2020

OMEGA and ALINGHI celebrate their unique sailing partnership with the launch of an extraordinary new catamaran-inspired Speedmaster. Following their partnership formed in 2019, and as a special tribute to the ALINGHI boats that fly across the water, OMEGA has chosen the Speedmaster. This one-of-a-kind model displays some truly captivating details and is inspired by ALINGHI's unique boat design. The Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon ALINGHI combines the most advanced watchmaking materials and craftsmanship. Most impressive is the watch's Calibre 1865, which can be seen through the skeletonised dial. The laser-ablated movement has been inspired by ALINGHI's TF35 catamaran, and combines a mix of honeycomb and black carbon patterns. The black ceramic timepiece is also notable for its tactical time display at 3 o'clock and the ALINGHI logo at 6 o'clock, which rotates when the chronograph function is used. Much like a winning performance on the water, the stunning new sailing watch is the result of exceptional teamwork. The release of the Speedmaster marks a proud moment for Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of OMEGA and Ernesto Bertarelli, Founder and President of ALINGHI, as the stylish chronograph beautifully represents the brands' shared values: Swiss precision, innovation and pioneering spirit. As explained by Raynald Aeschlimann, "The new watch is about two great Swiss brands combining their passion for innovation and sailing. To match ALINGHI's state-of-the-art boat creation, we've harnessed some truly impressive technology, along with the best materials and a very original design concept." For the overall colour coding, OMEGA has matched the watch with the ALINGHI logo, which includes red to represent passion, and black for technology. This can be seen through features such as the perforated black and red rubber strap, as well as the 44.25 mm case in black zirconium oxide ceramic. Along with a tachymeter scale in Super-LumiNova, the outward design is also notable for the ALINGHI logo on the stop/start pusher, which has been created in red varnish. Ernesto Bertarelli says, "It's been an immense pleasure to collaborate so closely with OMEGA on this wonderful new timepiece. Throughout our history, we've been very aware of the watchmaker's incredible expertise in sports timekeeping and passion for sailing. So, it is a very special moment to have worked on a watch together and now see the exquisite results. It's the perfect start to our relationship and a real sign of more to come in the future." To find out more about the Speedmaster ALINGHI, click here. Inquiring about The Swiss Connection, click here! #Speedmaster   #OMEGA   #GoAlinghiGo Photo credits ©Loris Von Siebenthal / ©OMEGA

A smooth recovery and first launch of our TF35

9 June, 2020

Following the recent guidance from the Conseil Fédéral and the new directives from Swiss Sailing, the resumption of training on Lake Geneva is now possible, in compliance with health rules. These last months have defied us all and we will continue to face these challenges together in the coming times so that a restart is favourable across all aspects. On our side, we are delighted to be able to return to our sport and our passion again, and do so with a feeling of great gratitude to all the people who have worked and are still working to manage and lessen the effects of this pandemic. Pierre-Yves Jorand, team director: “Our 2020 season will partly resume with the launch of our TF35, and partly be postponed, since we have decided, in agreement with our partners, OMEGA and PELLE P, not to participate in the GC32 Racing Tour this year. “Later in the year, we will re-examine the return of our GC32 to competition from 2021, hoping to defend our titles in the World Championship and the annual Racing Tour. Indeed, with the GC32 class having decided to postpone the majority of the planned programme (only two independent events will be offered at the end of August and in mid-October), these titles will not be in play this year." Regarding the TF35, the Alinghi team is hard at work to finalise the preparation of its brand-new boat, picking-up where it left off in early March. To learn more about the TF35, click here. Nils Frei, team member and coach: “We are happy to be able to resume our activities on the water and as a team. We are eager to proceed with the very first launch of our foiler and to get started sailing. A good list of tests in all conditions awaits us in order to continue the development of our boat on Lake Geneva. As with the launch of any technological racing machine, we will proceed in stages and wait until we have validated the boat completely before going out in a sustained way. “Even if, to date, no regatta is planned and trips outside Switzerland are suspended for this season, our motivation remains very real and I can say with some certainty that all of us are impatient to return to the water." We look forward to sharing with you over on our social media channels the foiling sessions of our new machine (registered "SUI 100 / VD64") and in the meantime hope that you can continue to take great care of yourself and your loved ones.