30 July 2015

GC32 Racing Tour 2015, 30 July-2 Aug 2015, Kiel, Germany (videos)


GC32 Racing Tour 2015, 30 July–2 Aug 2015: Kiel, GermanyFrom an ‘offshore’ race in England, the GC32s move on to 2015’s most compact race course on the inner Fjord of Kiel, right in the heart of Germany’s sailing capital. Situated on the Baltic, Kiel is well known in sailing circles for annually hosting Kieler Woche – one the world’s largest sailing festivals. Kiel-Marketing GmbH, which is running the logistics of the event, expects the Kiel Cup to be a huge attraction to the city’s sailing-mad population. If the weather behaves, crowds of 100,000 are anticipated, with spectators able to see the ‘whites of competitors’ eyes’ from vantage points, including tiered seating, around the Inner Fjord. Aside from Kieler Woche, Kiel has hosted numerous major international events over the years from the sailing at the 1972 Olympic Games and the end of the 2001-2 Volvo Ocean Race to, more recently, the Extreme Sailing Series over 2008-2010 and the start of the MOD70 European Tour in 2012. The majority of racing will be held on the tight 700m across by 1.5km long course on the Inner Fjord. This will provide crews with a robust work-out given that their boats are capable of 30+ knots and closing speeds of 60… Boat handling at this event will be at a premium like no other. A longer race out to a lighthouse at the mouth of Kiel Fjord may also be built into the schedule. 

GC32 Racing Tour 2015:
27-31 May 2015: Austria Cup – Lake Traunsee, Austria
24–27 June 2015: Cowes Cup – Cowes, UK
30 July–2 Aug 2015: Kiel, Germany
27-30 August 2015: Trofeo di Roma – Rome Fiumicino, Italy
10–13 September 2015: Marseille One Design – Marseille, France


GC32 Racing Tour OVERALL RESULTS (after Cowes Cup, June 2015):
Rank Team       Total points
1 Sultanate of Oman  3
2 Armin Strom Sailing Team  6
3 Alinghi  6
4 Team ENGIE  8
5 Spindrift racing  8
6 Team Argo 32  11


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