GC 32 super cat

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  1. Doug Lord
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    GC32 Super Cat

    From Scuttlebutt last night. Excerpt from an article by Anthony Kotoun on racing in a GC32:
    Full article: http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2...il Newsletter&utm_term=Playing the Speed Game

    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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    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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    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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    GC 32 Super Cat Championship

    from catsailingnews.com
    Day 3--https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=was_Ibk7wP4
     
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    GC 32 15 boat Fleet:
    FORMIDABLE LINE-UP FOR FIRST GC32 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
    Pressure Drop - GC32 Fleet Formidable For World Championships http://www.pressure-drop.us/forums/content.php?8262-GC32-Fleet-Formidable-For-World-Championships

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    By James(from pressuredrop.com) on 16 Apr. 2018
    A record-sized fleet of foiling catamarans is set to descend on Lake Garda in northern Italy at the end of next month where crews from across the globe will fight to become the first ever World Champion in the GC32 one design foiling catamaran class. This first official World Championship has come about following studious work by the GC32 International Class Association to gain itself ‘World Sailing recognition’ which it achieved last autumn.

    The 15 boat fleet competing off Riva del Garda over 23-27 May represents the coming together of the two GC32 circuits: The GC32 Racing Tour, which comprises five events in top venues for foiling across southern Europe and the Extreme Sailing Series – an eight-stop global Stadium Racing championship, starting in Oman and finishing in Mexico.

    “Having the opportunity to bring together the two fleets will make for some fantastic racing and a real spectacle,” states Simon Delzoppo, President of the GC32 International Class Association. “There is a bit of rivalry between the GC32 Racing Tour and Extreme Sailing Series teams and it will provide a great opportunity for us to line up – people will really enjoy that. With 15 boats and the backdrop of Garda, it will be pretty amazing.”
     
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