Going for a Test Drive: Experiencing the GC32 Catamaran

In early December, Royal Vancouver Yacht Club Program Manager and Development Coach Kyle Martin, along with RVYC members Ryan Wood, Andrew Wood, and Luke Ramsay, travelled to California to spend a week sailing on a GC32 foiling catamaran. They were joined by several other sailors from across North America.

The GC32 catamaran allows regular sailors, both pros and keen amateurs, to get a taste of state-of-the-art, flying, foil-born yacht racing at 30+ knot speeds, as pioneered in the America’s Cup.

“It was an amazing experience and a new side of our sport I had not experienced before,” Kyle wrote in the February edition of RVYC’s Seabreeze. “I was very lucky to have the opportunity thanks to friends I made during my time competing. The experience of foiling on a boat of this size is unlike anything else and has me very excited for the future of sailing.”