The GC32 is a class of foiling catamaran developed by THE GREAT CUP BV. 12 metres long and constructed of carbon fibre, they have a top speed of about 40 knots (74 kmh/ 46 mph). They are sailed in the GC32 Racing Tour, and have been chosen to replace the Extreme 40’s in the Extreme Sailing Series.
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...
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.
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.
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.