Youth Team

The next generation of sailors

Young GYC Racing Team member on the long road to the 2024 Olympics
Joshua Richner (17) and his sailing partner Max Haenssler (22) have set themselves a high goal in the 49er class. They will train to compete in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris (sailing competitions in Marseille) for Switzerland. Joshua grew up in the Saanenland and is still here regularly. It quickly became clear that he had found his sailing home in the GYC and became a member of the GYC team with Max. In this way, the two can benefit from the experience and support of the GYC. Joshua and Max finished an excellent 13th place out of 54 teams at the Junior World Championships in Norway this summer. The regatta consisted of a total of 14 races, of which the duo could even win a final race, in which they could also prevail against the flyers from New Zealand, who also won the world title in the end. This proved great potential to achieve another top result at the upcoming Junior European Championships in Portugal in mid-December.

Anja von Allmen and Emilie Tschanz among the 37 best and most ambitious Swiss young sailors

The decision was made after the tenth edition of the Talent Scout Camps, where 37 sailors were selected for the Talent Pool 2020 throughout Switzerland. The event at the Ipsach Water Sports Centre, which has now found its permanent place in the swiss sailing team's calendar, offers the most powerful Swiss sailing talents the opportunity to recommend themselves for the Talent Pool program every year. An experienced coaching team tested the athletes for three days. In the end, 37 sailors were added to the pool, among them GYC Sport Member Anja von Allmen and GYC Junior Member Emilie Tschanz.

The next generation was extremely successful in spring too. Gauthier Verhulst (Laser Radial) and Anja Von Allmen (Laser 4.7) won the Europa Cup on Lake Garda in the middle of May.
Gauthier, Anja and Emilie Tschanz succeeded in the Europa Cup in Hoorn, NL a month later. Anja Von Allmen SUI was first among girls and fourth overall, Emilie Tschanz second girl.  Their current projects, participation in the European and World Championship.

Emilie Tschanz – a successful sailor from Zweisimmen
Emilie Tschanz is 16 years old, lives in Zweisimmen and discovered her passion for sailing 4 years ago. With great talent and dedication, she made it into the talent pool of the Swiss Sailing Team last autumn and qualified for the European Championships in Hyères, France, and the World Championships in Kingston, Canada in March. With "I believe in you" she is looking for sailing fans who would like to support a young talent like her.

Emilie Tschanz - Laser 4.7

30th at Laser 4.7 Youth World Championship
55th at Laser 4.7 Youth European Championships 2019
7th at Europa Cup Italy U18 2019
17th at Europa Cup Switzerland 2019

Anja Von Allmen - Laser 4.7

1st at Laser 4.7 Youth World Championships (World Champion)
4th at Laser 4.7 Youth European Championship 2019
3rd at Europa Cup Italy 2019
4th at Europa Cup Switzerland 2019

Joshua Richner - 49er

13th at World Cup Junior 2019
Vice Swiss Champion in Laser Radial 2018
8th U16 at European Championship in Laser 4.7
40th at Optimist Worlds 2015

Gauthier Verhulst - Laser Radial/ Standard

1st Europa Cup Italy U19
26th at Europa Cup France 2019
1st at Laser Mediterranean Championship 2018, France
3rd at 2018 Swiss Laser Championship, Switzerland

Nicolas Rolaz

47th at Semaine Olympique Francaise 2019, France
60 at Sailing World Cup 2019, Italy
2nd at Laser Mediterranean Championship, France
1st at 2017 Laser Radial Swiss Championship Biel, Switzerland
1st at Optimist World Championship San Isidro 2014