Overall length, with the line outside: 12m Hull length: 10m Hull beam: 6m Mast height: 16,50m Mainsail area: 60m² Jib area: 23,50m² Gennaker area: 90m² Boat weight: 750 kg
GC 32 Racing Schedule
From 23rd April to 3 October 2015
In 2015, Sébastien Rogues will compete in 6 stages of the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour:
Test Event Marseille, Thursday, April 23 – Sunday, April 26, in France
Austria Cup, Lake Traunsee, Wednesday, May 27 – Sunday, May 31, in Austria
Cowes Cup, Wednesday, June 24 – Saturday, June 27, in England
Sailing Cup Kiel, Thursday July 30 – Sunday, August 2, in Germany
Trofeo di Roma, Thursday, August 27 – Sunday, August 30, in Italy
Marseille One-Design, Wednesday, September 30 – Sunday, October 3, in France
The winds of change are blowing, and new boats are being developed as a result. Naval architects and skippers are buzzing with excitement. Multihulls and foils are the new watchwords. The goal is simple: to go faster, more efficiently.
The speed and responsiveness of these boats is reinventing competitive sailing—to the delight of spectators, who will be treated to exhilarating races that will no doubt deliver unexpected surprises.
The GC32, a 32-foot catamaran (just under 10 meters), is able to “go airborne” at wind speeds of 8 knots (Force 2). Maneuvering this boat is a very technical and physical affair, requiring greater focus and organization on the part of the crew. GC32 competitions are action-packed!