The trio for Rio competing on Olympic conditions – a 7th, a 6th and a Silver medal

While GYC enjoys the summer here in Gstaad its most competitive sport members were fighting in Rio for medals in different sailing categories.
7th and a diploma at the 2016 Olympics was the outcome for the GYC Nacra 17 Suisse team with Matías Bühler at the helm and his crew Nathalie Brugger! What an amazing journey they did for the last four years. Of course, right now they might be a little disappointed as the entire week they felt so close to bring back a medal! But what a week they did: we won two  out of the 12 qualification races  and they were wearing the yellow jersey after the first day!!Some amazing emotions they will keep forever and the GYC is cheering with them!
Above all, they thank all members and all the people that made it possible for their support and for believing in them until the end! 

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GYC Racing Team Trio for Rio 2016

In yesterday’s Pre-Olympic Brunch at the GYC clubhouse – members, guests and friends gave a Brazilian farewell to the GYC Racing Team on their way to the Olympics.
A proud GYC Commodore, Peter Erzberger states: “He is delighted that GYC members are starting in the sailing Olympics for the fourth time in a row since Athens 2004, this time even out of three different countries."
All Olympic sailors spend their last days close to home before flying back to Rio. GYC members, guests and sport enthusiasts waved Goodbye and support those young sailing talents with their ambitious goals.

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Nils Theuninck, Swiss Champion

Eighty-one Finn boats from seven nations fought from 23 – 26 June for the title of the International Swiss Championship on Lake Thun. The Finn newcomer and GYC member, Nils Theuninck convincingly won, ahead of the multiple Olympic participant Michael Maier from Czechoslovakia and Christoph Burger from the Thunersee Yacht Club.

Elite Swiss Finn sailors as well as many top sailors from abroad attended this Swiss Finn Championship. Due to the humid climate over the last weeks, as well the strong thunderstorms on the weekend, reaching the minimum of four countable regattas has been rather challenging. After three results on Friday (1st, 2nd, 3rd), one regatta on Saturday (another 1st) and no wind on Sunday, Nils Theuninck became Swiss Champion.

With Swiss champions and teams for the Olympics – Gstaad Yacht Club’s sailing summer is in full swing.

Currently all Olympic sailors are in the final training weeks in Rio. Sunday 24 July they will all come to Gstaad – at lunchtime in the GYC clubhouse, where members, guests and all sailing “aficionados” will give them a fond farewell before their participation in the Olympics from 5 August 2016 onwards.

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