We are happy to be official Time Keeper of the GC32 Racing Tour and for the Anonimo Speed Challenge which will take place in five of the world’s best sailing venues:
With GC32s having recorded momentary peaks speed of around 40 knots over the last fortnight, so new for 2017 will be the pioneering Anonimo Speed Challenge – speed trials that will take place daily when conditions allow, with backing from the GC32 Racing Tour’s new timing partner, Anonimo.
A new adventure for the GC32 Racing Tour, the Anonimo Speed Challenge will see the foiling catamarans set off from the start line on a reach, will gybe around a mark and then reach back to the finish line. According to the GC32 Racing Tour's new Principal
Race Officer, Stuart Childerley, the aim is for complete runs to take around two minutes.
The runs will be timed and their average speeds recorded. To achieve top speeds, which will be above 30 knots conditions permitting, will require supreme team work on the part of the crews. The team with the fastest speed will be presented with an Anonimo Nautilo timepiece at the end of each event.
The aim is to hold up to five races each day on a mix of windward-leewards or ones with reaching starts/finishes, depending upon the wind conditions. A live blog from the race course can be found on the GC32 website along with Georacing tracking provided by the French company Trimaran.
Christian Scherrer (right), GC32 Racing Tour Manager with Julien Haenny, CEO of Anonimo Watches SA and the new prize - an Anonmo Nautilo. Photo: Jesus Renedo