Eric Monnin
Switzerland
WS Ranking 13
Albert Riele Swiss Match Racing Team
 
Eric Monnin learned sailing at the age of six on a Surprise yacht, similar to a J24, and by the age of eight was racing. He has participated in many regattas with his father and/or two brothers, one or two of which will crew for him during Congressional Cup 2016. 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 2006, 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 4th overall finish on the tour in 2015 and 15th overall finish on the tour in 2016. On the strength of those results he is once again a Tour card holder on the 2017 World Match Racing Tour season. Eric and his team will make their sixth trip to Congressional Cup. Their strong results on the WMRT and their past experience on the 37s should serve them well in Eric’s hunt for the elusive Crimson Blazer.

CORE CREW MEMBERS:
Simon Brugger - Tactician 
Marc Monnin - Bow 
Lukas Gerig - Pit 
Dore De Morsier - Mast 
Julien Falxa - Trim 
Mathieu Renault - Main


7th       Congressional Cup 2010
6th       Congressional Cup 2012
10th     Congressional Cup 2013
9th       Congressional Cup 2015
8th       Congressional Cup 2016
1st       Championat de France Elite 2016 Pornichet, FRA
4th       WTE Sopot Match Race 2016 Gdansk Bay, close to the Molo Pier, POL
3rd       Energa Sopot Match Race ’16 Sopot, Gdansk Bay, POL 
15th     WMRT Finals ’16 Marstrand, SWE 
15th     WMRT Newport ’16 Newport Harbour, USA 
13th     WMRT Fremantle ’16 Bathers Beach, Fremantle, AUS 
4th       Monsoon Cup ’16 Puteri Harbour, Johor, MAS