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GC32

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Contact Christian Scherrer
Tel: +41 79 421 62 17
Email: www.gc32.org

Description

Designed to be raced by both pros and owner-drivers, the GC32 is a 10m long (12.5 m including bowsprit) by 6m wide foiling catamaran conceived by Laurent Lenne and Andrew Macpherson and designed by Dr Martin Fischer, now Design Co-Ordinator for Luna Rossa. It is built fully in carbon fibre by Premier Composite Technologies in Dubai.

The GC32 is fitted with T-foil rudders and J-shaped daggerboards/foils, similar to those of America‚Äôs Cup catamarans, with adjustable rake on all appendages. However relative to the boat's size, the foils are substantially larger, allowing the GC32 to foil in low wind speeds, with much great stability and ease. Despite this, GC32s are fast with boats recording speeds approaching 40 knots. 
Unlike AC catamarans, the GC32 features a more manageable soft-sail rig, has one design sails and no hydraulics (foils are all rope-operated). It is demountable with a two piece mast for easy transportation. 
 

The GC32 is administered by the GC32 International Class Association (www.gc32.org). In 2017 the class was formally recognised by World Sailing and held its first World Championship in 2018. 

 
With the demise of the Extreme Sailing Series in 2018, GC32s today exclusively compete on the GC32 Racing Tour (www.gc32racingtour.com), an annual five regatta circuit that aims principally to provide the optimum foiling conditions for its participants. In 2019 venues on the Tour include Villasimus, Sardinia; Lagos, Portugal for its World Championship; Palma for Copa del Rey MAPFRE and Riva del Garda. 
 
Secondhand boats for sale and available to race NOW can be found at https://gc32.org/market-place/

New boats are available from The Great Cup - more details can be found at https://thegreatcup.com/
 

Specific details:

LOA: 12m

Beam: 6m

Draft: 1.6-2.1m
Weight: 975kg
Sail area 168sqm
Rig: Rotating, carbon fibre
Sails: Main, J1, J2, spinnaker

Foils: J-foils and inverted T-shaped rudders, rake adjustable on both

Specific details

Designer Dr Martin Fischer
Builder Premier Composite Technologies
First Launch 2012
LOA Imperial 39

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