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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