9th GC32 Racing Tour - Useful information

16 June, 2021

A recap //
What: One-design circuit created in 2014 and which will include four events in 2021, contested in Europe. Alinghi competed for the first time in 2015 in their foiling debut, then again in 2019 when the team won the championship. More info is here.
Who: Five to 10 international teams bringing together professional sailors and owner drivers. Five team members usually form a crew.
Where and when: From July to November 2021, in Portugal, Italy and Spain (click here for the racing calendar).
How: The teams compete aboard a 32-foot foiling catamaran called a GC32, in successive 20-minute races launched around buoys. When weather conditions allow, the events take place near the coast.

Race tracking options

Follow the team via different means during the various stages, each of which is comprised of four days of competition (up to six races each afternoon – but please take note of the fact that the time zones will change according to each event's location).

On Twitter @alinghi
> Publication of results and assorted pictures and video

On Facebook @alinghi and Instagram @alinghi
> Interviews, video & photos

> gc32racingtour.com: Races modeled in 2D (live and in replay) from the first to the fourth days of competition
> alinghi.com: News and photos

Équipage du GC32 (SUI 8)
Helmsman and skipper: Ernesto Bertarelli (SUI)
Co-hemlsman, co-skipper: Arnaud Psarofaghis (SUI)
Tactician and mainsail trimmer: Nicolas Charbonnier (FRA)
Frontsail trimmer: Bryan Mettraux (SUI)
Foil trimmer: Timothé Lapauw (FRA)
Bowman: Yves Detrey (SUI)
Substitutes: Nils Frei (SUI) and Florian Trüb (SUI)

Technical Team
João Cabeçadas (POR)
David Niklès (SUI)

Team Director
Pierre-Yves Jorand (SUI)

To find out more

Hashtags for the events
#GoAlinghiGo  //  #gc32racingtour  //  #gc32

Credits for photos
© Sailing Energy/GC32 Racing Tour