The GC32 foiling catamarans are one week away from entering into combat for a fourth and final time in 2021 with the GC32 Mar Menor Cup which runs from 3rd to the 7th November. This grand finale represents the first time the flying multihulls have visited Spain’s famous 170km² salt water lagoon located near Cartagena on the Costa Calida, within the Autonomous Community of Murcia.
The outcome of the GC32 Mar Menor Cup will decide the overall winner of this ninth season of the GC32 Racing Tour.
At present the favourite to take the title is Alinghi, the team of two time America’s Cup winner Ernesto Bertarelli. With Arnaud Psarofaghis helming, the Swiss team won the two opening events of the season in Lagos, Portugal and last month were on track to defend their GC32 World Championship title in Villasimius, Sardinia, until it was unexpectedly prised off them by Red Bull Sailing Team on the last leg of the last race.
Racing will take place out of San Pedro del Pinata on the Mar Menor’s northern corner where the GC32 Mar Menor Cup is being hosted by the Club Náutico Lo Pagán.
The event is part of the Spanish celebrations marking the 500th anniversary of the circumnavigation of Ferninand Magellan, that was completed by Spanish navigator Juan Sebastián Elcano.
2021 GC32 Racing Tour leaderboard
|Pos||Team||GC32 Lagos Cup 1||GC32 Lagos Cup 2||GC32 Villasimius Worlds||Pts|
|2||Red Bull Sailing Team||2||4||1||7|
|3||Black Star Sailing Team||4||2||4||10|
|4||Team Rockwool Racing||3||5||5||13|
|6||Swiss Foiling Academy||6||6||8||20|
|7||Team Tilt||DNC /9||DNC/9||3||21|