GC 32 super cat

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  1. Doug Lord
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    From catsailingnews:
     
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    GC 32 Supercat World Championship:
    from Scuttlebutt Europe-
    For 2018 the majority of teams have owner-drivers. Leading the charge is likely to be Argo of American two time Melges 32 World Champion Jason Carroll. Argo won the GC32 Racing Tour owner-driver prize in 2016 and in 2017 was runner-up on both the overall and owner-driver leaderboards, winning the GC32 Villasimius Cup outright.

    British PRO Stuart Childerley will be setting windward-leeward courses with either upwind or reaching starts, depending upon conditions.

    Racing on the GC32 Racing Tour gets underway with the first GC32 World Championship, where the Tour will go head to head with the Extreme Sailing Series off Riva del Garda, Italy over 23-27 May.

    2018 GC32 Racing Tour teams
    1. Argo, Jason Carroll, USA
    2. Codigo Rojo Racing, Federico Ferioli, ARG
    3. .film Racing, Simon Delzoppo, AUS
    4. Frank Racing, Simon Hull, NZL
    5. NORAUTO, Frank Cammas, FRA
    6. Realteam, Esteban Garcia, SUI
    7. Zoulou, Erik Maris, FRA

    www.gc32racingtour.com
    www.gc32worlds.com


     
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    Hi Doug,

    I was today visiting Riva del Garda : town center, harbour and shore line absolutely charming, lake and backdrop mountains absolutely scenic. I saw the GC32 teams already there, mounting/preparing the catas. Each team is with a big conteneur full of tools, spares, foils, etc.... a professional affair ! Norauto was really mounted, took photos (I will posted them when back home), I had a short talk with a team crew.

    Wind seems very special there. We arrive at noon, no wind at all up to about 1 p.m Then, in 5 minutes no more, wind increases to top force 4, all a fleet of windsurfers suddenly appeared and sailed hard, incredible change in so few minutes.
     
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    That is really cool! Will you be able to stay for any of the racing?
     
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    Perhaps already posted but this video of the GC32 regattas 2016 best of in Riva really worth a re vision :
     
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    From the GC32 site and Scuttlebutt Europe:

    First GC32 World Championship bristling with World Champions

    While teams have been formally taking part in practice racing today, tomorrow flying catamaran competition starts in earnest out of the Fraglia Vela Riva in Riva del Garda at the first GC32 World Championship. The event will be a rare occasion when GC32 Racing Tour and Extreme Sailing Series teams get to lock horns.

    The race area is one of the most spectacular in sailing with a 1,800m high mountain and vertical cliff face immediately to the west, the lake disappearing off into the distance to the south, with the Dolomites either side.

    This week the GC32 Racing Tour and Extreme Sailing Series teams go head to head in the first ever GC32 World Championship.

    Across the 13 teams competing at the GC32 Worlds are numerous other past sailing World Champions in boats of all shapes and sizes. Jason Carroll and his Argo team won this title in the highly competitive Melges 32 in 2013 and 14. Ernesto Bertarelli is best known for successfully challenging and then defended the America's Cup with his Alinghi team, present leader of the Extreme Sailing Series, but also helmed his boat to victory in the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship in 2001. NORAUTO skipper Franck Cammas is multiple World Champion in both the ORMA 60 trimaran and C-Class catamaran. In addition to his two Olympic gold medals, Red Bull Sailing Team skipper Roman Hagara won two Tornado World Championships. Even Principal Race Officer Stuart Childerley has multiple world titles to his name, notably two in the Etchells keelboat.

    Joining Roman Hagara's Red Bull Sailing Team this season as helmsman is former America's Cup foiling catamaran helm and main trimmer Chris Draper, a double 49er skiff World Champion. "This is an awesome event with an incredible line up of people. There are not really any weak teams - everyone has been sailing these boats a lot and putting in mega-hours. It will be an awesome Championship."

    The sailor with the most World Championship titles in a single class is competing in the GC32 World Championship, aboard Sébastien Schneiter's Team Tilt. Glenn Ashby is better known for skippering Emirates Team New Zealand to victory in last year's America's Cup, but in sailing circles is renowned for his incredible nine World Championship titles in the A-Class catamaran. This is in addition to his three World titles in the F18 and another three in the former Olympic Tornado catamaran.

    Racing at the GC32 World Championship is scheduled to start Thursday at 1300 CET.

    Live racing / Results: www.gc32worlds.com

    Pix from catsailingnews/ Pedro Martinez:
    GC32Worlds2018D1Pedro Martinez- catsailingnews.jpg
     
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    Video from yesterday:
     
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    More vid from catsailingnews:
     
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    GC32 Super Cat--more on the British Team:

     
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