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Old 09-08-2016, 07:35 AM
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From Scuttlebutt last night. Excerpt from an article by Anthony Kotoun on racing in a GC32:
Full article: http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/20...20Speed%20Game

The point is that, although a lot of people are afraid that the move to foiling in events like ours and the America’s Cup has meant a turn away from tactics and strategy, they couldn’t be more wrong – there’s tons of tactics and strategy, it’s just different to what we were used to.

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Old 09-22-2016, 06:43 PM
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The Tour continues: http://www.gc32racingtour.com/

More on the Tour from Scuttlebutt: http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/20...=Full%20report
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Old 09-25-2016, 04:11 PM
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GC 32 Day 3 Sotogrande: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIB-TD52vtA
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Old 12-08-2016, 12:30 PM
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A couple of capsizes:
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Old 12-10-2016, 05:05 PM
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Extreme Sailing Series ,Day 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SlOqSiwNYo
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Old 12-11-2016, 03:13 PM
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Interesting to see how few boats were in the spectator fleet.

The GCs look seriously quick downwind, though; far faster than those GPS speeds indicate.
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Old 12-12-2016, 06:03 AM
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Yes - it wasn't a huge crowd. Best viewing was from RSYS deck with hospitality from Landrover.

I scored a joyride on one of the boats before racing. It was incredibly intense. The boats are blistering fast when foiling but it clearly takes a lot of work from the crew. Lifting and lowering boards is a huge amount of work and if you get the timing wrong it is incredibly difficult. Furling and unfurling the gennakers is another intense effort. The accelerations are pure adrenaline and you really need to constantly hold on to the tramp. I can understand how the Aussies fell off on their first day.
No idea if the speeds were right - I was too busy trying to hang on to see how fast it was!
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The GC 32 Tour and the Extreme Sailing Series ,that both use the same boat, are about to join together for the GC32 World Championship:
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The racing season for this great boat is about to begin: http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/20...=Full%20report

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from catsailingnews.com
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