GC32 Marseille One-design (14-16 October 2016)
Racing starts Friday
Pierre Casiraghi and his team on Malizia, currently lying 4th in the provisional overall ranking, are all set to compete in the final stage of the GC32 Racing Tour in Marseille, 13th to 16th October. This is an international circuit of five meetings against highly experienced sailors from the America’s Cup and Olympics.
For their first season racing the new generation of fully foiling catamarans, the team skippered by Pierre Casiraghi, comprising Sébastien Col, Boris Herrmann, Richard Mason and Adam Piggott, have their hearts set on staying in the top five.
They face tough competition. With 23 points, Malizia is lying 4th in the provisional overall ranking, one small point ahead of the Swedish on Gunover Sailing (24 points) who are in 5th, equal on points with the French Team Engie and also the Americans on Argo.
Another battle is for the 2016 owner-driver title where Pierre Casiraghi enjoys a single-point advantage over Jason Carroll (Argo, USA).
A reminder that Franck Cammas’ team on Norauto top the leader board, followed by two Swiss boats, Team Tilt, led by Sébastien Schneiter and Flavio Marazzi’s Armin Strom Sailing Team.
As they wait for the racing to begin – strong winds for tomorrow causing organisers to postpone the start – Pierre Casiraghi and his crew were training on Wednesday. They took time out to welcome a group of young sailors from the Yacht Club de Monaco’s Sports Section, who made the trip to Marseille to meet the team. It was a special moment for the youngsters who enjoyed discussing and sharing experiences with professionals who make them dream of higher things.
Information: Yacht Club de Monaco – www.ycm.org
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