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The Strata 750 looking the part alongside the GC
Nice piece of kit by Smuggler Marine.

Disco confirms she’s good for 50kts!

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Frank goes to Italy 🇮🇹
Day one of training - what a backdrop!

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Guyza on the tools

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Boats and bits everywhere.
The streets of Riva Del Garda are transformed into a boat yard.

Got the mast in today
Some more tweaks Domani then chuck her in the lake.

Rig out of Big Frank this morning.
A bit of winter maintenance while we are away in Europe touring around with little Frank GC32

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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…/

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Alongside .film Racing, Simon Hull and Frank Racing is the second team from 'down under' to sign on for the 2018 GC32 Racing Tour
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Our thoughts to the family and crew mates of John Fisher
A sad day for all ,
Kia Kaha Scallywags

Scallywag

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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 👍

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New gear 👍👍, slotted in and check measure, we think it might all just fit 😳
Nice work Smuggler Marine
Tight time frame ( as usual for us)
And a very nice looking chase boat. Should be a much nicer ride keeping up with the GC now

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Last session done. Now we just need to marmalade it all into a 76cbm box.
Next stop : Riva

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The countdown is on!
Only a handful of training days left until we pack it up and send her off.
Plenty to do in the next few weeks. 👍

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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.

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Bay of Islands Sailing Week

Light winds and scorching sunshine on Day 1 of CRC Industries NZ Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2018. Check out the highlights video by Tomo - we're absolutely loving those drone shots! And how about that drop by Temptation - textbook!

Hold onto ya hats
The family Young is in charge

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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

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Bay of Islands Sailing Week is at Bay of Islands.

BAY OF ISLANDS SAILING WEEK

Images Shot by Will Calver during Bay of Islands Race Week -oceanphotography.co.nz.

May not have been the best results on the sail boat course
But the lads managed to win the super yacht rowing race.

Skipper Joe Sullivan thinks we still could improve

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A few technical issues today
But got back out and tried some moves
Rather wet getting back on the mooring
Bay of Islands Sailing Week

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