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Eric Monnin
Switzerland
WS Ranking 9
Team: Albert Riele Swiss Team

Eric Monnin learned sailing at the age of six on his family’s Surprise yacht, similar to a J24, but also tried his hand in the Optimist, Laser and 470 dinghy classes. For Monnin, match racing has always been a family affair with his two brother, one of which will crew for him during Congressional Cup 2018. He has a PhD in physics and works as an engineer when he isn’t sailing, however, his focus for the past decade has been on match racing.

Eric, along with his Team Albert Riele are familiar faces on the World Match Race Tour. Since joining the Tour in 2003, he has achieved several semi-final spots including a second place at the Argo Group Gold Cup, an event stage that is considered one of the toughest stages on the Tour. He has an impressive resumé under his belt, including a 5th overall finish on the tour in 2015 and 17th overall finish on the tour in 2016.

Eric and his team will make their seven trip to Congressional Cup. Their past experience on the 37s should serve them well in Eric’s hunt for the elusive Crimson Blazer.

CREW
Bruno Barbarin - Tactician
Doré De Morsier - Pit
Julien Falxa - Trim
Marc Monnin - Bow
Mathieu Renault - Main
Clement Salzes – Mast

7th Congressional Cup ‘10
6th Congressional Cup ‘12
10th Congressional Cup ‘13
9th Congressional Cup ‘15
8th Congressional Cup ‘16
9th Congressional Cup ‘17

1st Oakcliff International Oyster Bay, NY, USA
3rd Championnat de France Elite ’17 Pornichet, FRA
18th 2017 World Match Tour - GKSS Match Cup Sweden ’17 Marstrand, SWE
1st Match Race Germany ’17 Langenargen GER