Grand prix catamaran racing comes to the idyllic setting of Lake Traunsee, Austria this week 8-12 May with the much anticipated debut of The Great Cup, as part of Allianz Traunsee Week. Competing will be the first three GC32s built (a fourth is already en route to Europe from the UAE).
For the event, the three carbon fibre catamarans will sail under the colours of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Austria and to maximise the number of teams competing, each boat is being allocated two crews, who will alternate. Pictured is Spax Solution Sailing Team from the Netherlands, skippered by creator of The Great Cup, Laurent Lenne. How’s this for some power? Pics thanks to Christophe Launay, with tons more here.