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17 October 2017

End of season for the GC32 Malizia

The fourth season for the GC32 Racing Tour ended today at the Marseille One Design, the fifth and final stage on the circuit. Seven of the ten teams were on the start in an experienced line-up. America’s Cup, Olympic and offshore sailors relish in the thrills of sailing these extraordinary machines, dubbed the Formula 1 of the seas, with speeds up to 40 knots. No records were set this weekend as the wind did not quite live up to Marseille’s reputation for tough conditions.

 

 

 

Malizia again at the foot of the podium

 

 

Having narrowly escaped victory at the last event in Calvi, Corsica, due to boat damage, the men on Malizia left nothing to chance at this finale. With a win and two 3rd places out of 11 races completed, the Monegasques finished 4th, just 3 points behind Esteban Garcia’s Realteam, also a member of the Yacht Club de Monaco. In first was Erik Maris (Zoulou), returning to the circuit after the GC32 Key West Race in 2015. Naofumi Kamei’s Mamma Aiuto! was 2nd on the Marseille podium.

 

In the final ranking for the 2017 season, the Swiss on Realteam topped the board with the Americans on Jason Carroll’s Argo in 2nd followed by the Japanese on Mamma Aiuto! Malizia clinched 5th just one point behind Team Engie. A reminder that in 2016, Malizia came 6th in their first crack at the title.

 

 

Call of the High Seas

 

The Malizia adventure continues on the IMOCA 60’ Malizia II – Yacht Club de Monaco. Following an excellent 3rd place in their first Rolex Fastnet Race, Pierre Casiraghi decided to sign-up this latest addition to the Monegasque fleet, formerly Sébastien Josse’s Gitana, for the Transat Jacques Vabre. The 60-footer will be on the start of this double-hander transatlantic race at Le Havre on 5th November. Boris Herrmann, a loyal member of the team since the beginning, will be paired with Dunkirk sailor Thomas Ruyant. Due to a very busy diary, Pierre Casiraghi will not be on board but following the race closely, everyone’s sights set on a podium finish.

 

The fourth season for the GC32 Racing Tour ended today at the Marseille One Design, the fifth and final stage on the circuit. Seven of the ten teams were on the start in an experienced line-up. America’s Cup, Olympic and offshore sailors relish in the thrills of sailing these extraordinary machines, dubbed the Formula 1 of the seas, with speeds up to 40 knots. No records were set this weekend as the wind did not quite live up to Marseille’s reputation for tough conditions.

 

 

 

Malizia again at the foot of the podium

 

 

Having narrowly escaped victory at the last event in Calvi, Corsica, due to boat damage, the men on Malizia left nothing to chance at this finale. With a win and two 3rd places out of 11 races completed, the Monegasques finished 4th, just 3 points behind Esteban Garcia’s Realteam, also a member of the Yacht Club de Monaco. In first was Erik Maris (Zoulou), returning to the circuit after the GC32 Key West Race in 2015. Naofumi Kamei’s Mamma Aiuto! was 2nd on the Marseille podium.

 

In the final ranking for the 2017 season, the Swiss on Realteam topped the board with the Americans on Jason Carroll’s Argo in 2nd followed by the Japanese on Mamma Aiuto! Malizia clinched 5th just one point behind Team Engie. A reminder that in 2016, Malizia came 6th in their first crack at the title.

 

 

Call of the High Seas

 

The Malizia adventure continues on the IMOCA 60’ Malizia II – Yacht Club de Monaco. Following an excellent 3rd place in their first Rolex Fastnet Race, Pierre Casiraghi decided to sign-up this latest addition to the Monegasque fleet, formerly Sébastien Josse’s Gitana, for the Transat Jacques Vabre. The 60-footer will be on the start of this double-hander transatlantic race at Le Havre on 5th November. Boris Herrmann, a loyal member of the team since the beginning, will be paired with Dunkirk sailor Thomas Ruyant. Due to a very busy diary, Pierre Casiraghi will not be on board but following the race closely, everyone’s sights set on a podium finish.