The aim of the circuit is to provide the 'best foiling catamaran experience' for its participants. This includes visiting venues known to provide optimum wind conditions for foiling and race courses large enough to enable the boats to hit maximum speeds. The GC32 Racing Tour has several features in common with the 34th and 35th America's Cup in that it uses foiling catamarans and a similar race format which often includes reaching (rather than upwind) starts.
Two horse race at the GC32 World Championship? The two teams dominating are Sébastien Schneiter’s crew on Team Tilt holds a two point lead over Jes Gram-Hansen and Rasmus Køstner’s SAP Extreme Sailing Team.
INEOS Team UK - GC32 World Championships 2018 - Day 3
Newly reformed youth team INEOS Rebels UK are in Garda for the GC32 World Championships 2018 – Float / Rigger Adam Kay gives an overview on the third day of racing and an insight into his role with the team.
INEOS Team UK - GC32 World Championships 2018 - Day 4
Newly reformed youth team INEOS Rebels UK are in Garda for the GC32 World Championships 2018 – Coach Andrew Walsh gives an overview on the final day of racing and looking ahead to the team's next event.
INEOS Team UK - Joins GC32 Racing Tour with Ben Ainslie
INEOS Team UK, join the 2018 GC32 Racing Tour. Four-time Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie will be at the helm for the team’s debut in the 32-foot foiling catamarans, at the GC32 Lagos Cup in Portugal for the second event of the European tour.
France ruled the waves on day one of racing at the GC32 Lagos Cup. Lagos, making its debut on the GC32 Racing Tour, laid on great conditions today with solid breeze and flat water – ideal for the GC32 catamarans to foil at high speed.
With one race lost yesterday, six were held on the final day of the GC32 Lagos Cup. This saw the full schedule of 20 races completed, but two races short of this Franck Cammas and his NORAUTO powered by Team France already had the regatta sewn up.
A dramatic opening day at the GC32 Villasimius Cup saw two races held before black clouds descended on the race course, causing the wind suddenly to build to 25+ knots from the southwest, kicking up a rough sea state.
Tough conditions on the water for day two of the GC32 Villasimius Cup, resulted in a long wait before the wind filled in and built to 10+ knots albeit from an unforecast easterly/southeasterly direction. Against expectations this held, enabling four races to be sailed laterally across the Bay imm...
Stand-out teams on the third and penultimate day of the GC32 Villasimius Cup were Realteam and Erik Maris’ Zoulou. They ascended the leaderboard to claim the second and third spots, still in contact with Franck Cammas’ overall leader, NORAUTO powered by Team France.
Light winds on the GC32 Villasimius Cup’s final day may not have provided the same top speed foiling action of the previous three days, but there was high drama across the leaderboard during today’s three races with first place changing twice and third place swapping.
Winds had abated after the storm off the Cote d’Azur, but sadly the sea state on the Rade de Toulon was considered too large for the nimble flying catamarans to race safely on Day One of the GC32 TPM Med Cup.