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.