Jan 21, 2015

GC32s @Key West 2015: Day 2

Images and Full Report at facebook.com/GC32Racing - Day two at Quantum Key West Race Week was a long one.
"The RC attempted to run a race in 5-6 knots in the morning, but this was canned after the wind turned inside out on the first run, leaving even the speedy GC32s floundering.
Thankfully patience paid off and the wind filled in after lunch. Two races were held in 8-12 knots, which for the GC32s meant flying a hull upwind, crews hiking hard and fully foiling on the downwinds, hitting 20+ knots in the puffs.

In the first race ARGO won the favoured pin as the other three GC32s started on port. After a long haul out to the left, Jason Carroll’s team was clearly ahead, picking up a nice line of pressure along the port layline into the top mark and extended away from there with Flavio Marazzi’s ARMIN STROM Sailing Team picking up second..."

GC 32s:

1.USA 128 ARGO GC 32 Jason Carroll 1 2 1 2 6.0
2.FRA 007 ZouLou GC 32 Erik Maris 2 3 3 1 9.0
3.SUI 3 ARMIN STROM GC 32 Flavio Marazzi 3 1 2 3 9.0
4.NED 25 Leenabarca GC 32 AlexanderJackson 4 4 4 4 16.0