Team Tilt from Switzerland is the first new team to announce its participation on the 2016 GC32 Racing Tour
Marseille 4th October 2015
GC32 Marwin hit a new speed record of 37.1 knots!
2016 events on the GC32 Racing Tour will be held in southern Europe venues that offer optimum wind conditions in order for the ultra-high speed catamarans to spend maximum time foiling.
With rain squalls scudding across the sky at up to 42 knots, the final day’s racing was abandoned at Marseille One Design, the concluding event of the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour 2015. Thanks to some strong performances earlier in the regatta, Alinghi won the regatta, while Sultanate of Oman’s 3rd place in Marseille was sufficient to make them champions of the season.
With just one day remaining at Marseille One Design - the finale of the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour 2015 - the game has drawn a lot closer, the outcome a lot more uncertain. A weird and whacky day of very light airs has almost wiped out Alinghi’s previously comfortable lead in this regatta.
Spindrift racing was the top performing boat of day 2 at Marseille One Design, the finale of the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour 2015.
It was a gusty race course for day one of Marseille One Design, the concluding event of the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour 2015. The 2012 Olympic Champion Nathan Outteridge was quick to get to grips with starting the GC32 on his first day as replacement helmsman for Sultanate of Oman.
Marseille One Design, the final event of the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour, fires up tomorrow with big winds forecast and the prospect of a new prize for the fastest speed run
Starting next Wednesday, Marseille One Design will be the fifth and final event of the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour. Going into this, Sultanate of Oman leads but with a wholescale crew change for this regatta, will they be able to fend off Alinghi, just three points behind them?
Civitavecchia’s wind gods smiled on competitors during the Trofeo di Roma’s final day, enabling crews and guests to enjoy full foiling conditions. While Alinghi made a powerful last charge, it wasn't to be
With just a fraction more wind at the Trofeo di Roma, the full six race schedule was completed today, with a stand-out performance from Sebastien Rogues' Team ENGIE
Day two of the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour’s Trofeo di Roma will be one most will be pleased to put behind them. However PRO Anne Mallédant pulled the rabbit out of the hat, laying on two short, single-lap, non-scoring Pro-Am races,
Foiling one design catamaran racing comes to Mediterranean Italy for the first time tomorrow with the fourth event of the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour, Trofeo di Roma, being held out Civitavecchia, some 50km northwest of the Italian capital.
Fourth and penultimate event in the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour will be the Trofeo di Roma, taking place over 27th-30th August in Civitavecchia, close to the Italian capital
Alinghi has won the Bullitt GC32 Sailing Cup Kiel after a light-airs finish to the regatta in northern Germany.
Yann Guichard and Spindrift racing were today’s winners after a solid performance across six races at the Bullitt GC32 Sailing Cup Kiel.
Even Alinghi skipper Morgan Larson could barely comprehend his team’s level of dominance in today’s racing at the Bullitt GC32 Sailing Cup Kiel.
The Kieler Fjord is the narrowest race course that the fleet of high-speed GC32s have yet encountered, so the five teams were keen to use the morning’s media sailing session to get the measure of the sailing area and the weather conditions.
Racing gets underway tomorrow for the third foiling one design catamaran event on the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour, the Sailing Cup Kiel. This runs for the next four days on Kieler Förde, in the heart of Kiel on Germany’s Baltic coast.
After the Cowes Cup that culminated in the 50 miles Round the Island Race, the GC32s now move on to the tightest race course of the season
After the slowest race last year, the GC32s performed admirably in this morning’s spectacular JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race.
Westerly breeze pumping in at 20 knots and a lively sea on the Western Solent brought racing alive for the final day of competition at the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour’s Cowes Cup.
With twelve races now sailed at the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour’s Cowes Cup, still just one point separates the leaders and this was only decided in the final metres of today’s last race.
Cowes and the Solent turned on their maximum appeal for the opening day of the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour’s Cowes Cup with brilliant sunshine and eventually enough wind to get the GC32 catamarans fully foiling.
Stage two of the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour sets sail on the Solent, off Cowes, Isle of Wight tomorrow with 10-12 knot winds forecast in which the GC32 one-design catamarans will be foiling at speeds approaching three times that of the wind.
The Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour resumes next week with its second event, taking the foiling cats to the UK, where they will race on the Solent for three days before competing in the Island Sailing Club’s J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race.
Despite the rapid improvement shown over the last two days by Spindrift racing, it was Sultanate of Oman that came out on top to claim the Austria Cup, the opening event of the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour.
On Lake Traunsee, another severely testing day at the Austria Cup, the opening event of the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour, allowed just two races to be competed, but not for want of trying by PRO Anne Mallédant-Vadré.
Downtown Gmunden was graced with a bird’s eye view of competition on day two of the Austria Cup, the opening event of the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour.
Defying the light conditions on Lake Traunsee, four races were held on day one of the Austria Cup with three different winners in the five boat fleet.
Favorit Armin Strom Sailing Team trifft am GC32 Austria Cup erstmals auf Team Alinghi
Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa crew join Leigh McMillan's team this week on Lake Traunsee
The Austria Cup, the first official event of the inaugural Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour, sets sail on Wednesday, the third time the GC32s have visited Austria's chocolate box beautiful Lake Traunsee.
Two time winner of the Extreme Sailing Series, Leigh McMillan will skipper Sultanate of Oman this season
Following his sponsor’s change of company name and rebranding, Sébastien Rogues’ GDF SUEZ GC32 is in the process of undergoing a transformation into: ENGIE.
The Test Event provided a great indication of the racing we can look forward to: The spectacle of the gravity-defying foiling boats, particularly as they simultaneously scream off away on their reaching starts at speeds exceeding 30 knots.