Sep 28, 2014

Racing the GC32



Flying the Phantom was a great experience. Being able to foil it super stable in 8 knots plus watching Bontemps-Amiot sailing/racing full throttle gave me a first hand looks on how well the TNZ foil systems works. With that experience behind I can imagine the power and drive the GC32 can provide.  I got the local guys going first for the F18 in 2006, then for the As, later for the Flying As, now the foiling FP & Nacras 20s are coming, and I'm already drilling their heads to charter one these weapons for next season...
Onboard Video and comments below sent by PJ Dwarshuis
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"I got the opportunity to join some racing on the GC 32 event in Marseille.
Along my mate and Co-designer on our Gunboat G4 project , Rudo Enserink, we were invited to race with Team Magic Marine & Team Armin Strom.

We had a hell of ride . Really Good . The GC 32 class  was founded in 2013 by Laurent Lenne and Andrew MacPherson. It was initially received with some scepticism, but I can tell you first hand that after transforming this boat into a foiler , this class can become a hit.

The size is just big enough to get an ' AC experience ' for a fraction of the price .
The boats provide perfect handling , but they are still challenging and pretty affordable for private and sponsored teams

Probably the biggest bang for the buck .. besides an DNA A class off course ;-)

For Me and Rudo it was very useful to get the feel with a pretty big foiling cat, as we are working hard on our Gunboat G4 project , the first ' cruiser foiler'
The first boat is underway now at Holland Composites , and this will a bigger ' cruising brother ' of the GC 32.
It was good to see that the GC 32 felt really safe . A foiling A class is much more stressful i can tell you.

The GC 32 guys Laurent Lenne , Macca and new class manager christian Peer deserves a big thumbs up"

PJ //

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