Just over a month to the world champs in Garda! We are excited for the season ahead!
NEWS: KIWI MULTIHULL VETERANS JOIN THE GC32 RACING TOUR
New Zealander Simon Hull and his Frank Racing are no strangers to high performance multihulls, nor even ...the GC32 flying catamaran. For the last nine years they have been enthusiastically campaigning what was originally a top French ORMA 60 trimaran – Michel Desjoyeaux’ Route du Rhum and The Transat winner, Géant. Since acquiring his three float flier, the Hull trophy cabinet expended rapidly, as he snapped up repeated line honours in events such as New Zealand’s Coastal Classic, set records in races to Fiji and Noumea and even competed in Australia’s ‘glamour’ regattas at Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island.
Hull says he closely followed the transformation of the America’s Cup catamarans into full foilers and, as someone enthusiastic about pioneering boat technology, was keen to experience airborne sailing for himself: “I enjoy speed and I saw foiling at the next way forward; a good discipline to learn.”
Designed by Martin Fischer, now Design Co-ordinator of the 36th America’s Cup Challenger of Record Luna Rossa, the GC32 fitted the bill perfectly: Tailored for owner-drivers, with a conventional softsail rig instead of a wing, no hydraulics, no Cyclors, the ability for the boat to be packed up and road trailed and yet capable of 30+ knot speeds and flying in less than 10 knots of wind. “These little boats are wonderful – you get back to seat of the pants sailing,” enthuses Hull.
Read the full article: http://www.gc32racingtour.com/kiwi-multihull-veterans-join…/
Photo by Suellen Davies / LiveSailDie.com
Locked an loaded.
Next stop Lake Garda
Massive effort from the lads to squeeze into 1 month
- training , electrics package install, more training and container fit out from blank canvas ...
Plus they have real jobs too!
Cheers blokes, solid 👍
Sunburnt lips and top tips-
Great week in the Boi with plenty of lessons learnt.
The lads got the ol girl around in good shape, tidy work while under pressure.
Congratulations Beau Geste Racing a well sailed regatta, fantastic having another of these big beasts to race in NZ.
So good to be racing another boat
Results are not quite going our way as yet. Learning heaps and having fun tho.
Just need to get out there and win all 3 today