GC32 EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD
A 32-foot flying catamaran, the GC32 Edmond de Rothschild joined the ranks of the five-arrow racing stable at the very start of 2015.
GITANA FLY ONEGiven name
|Category Flying catamaran||Length 10 m|
|Year of launch 2015||Naval architect(s) Martin Fischer,
An idea by Laurent Lenne
|Upwind sail area 83 m²||Downwind sail area 173 m²|
This 10-metre long Martin Fischer design (12 if you include the imposing bowsprit) is heavily inspired by the AC72s, the catamarans developed during the last America’s Cup, even though she’s not equipped with a fixed wing. Kitted out with L-foils and lifting surfaces on the float rudders, this multihull fully embodies the revolution taking over watersports, that of flying boats. Launched in 2013, the GC32 has boasted a dedicated international circuit since 2014.
Within the GITANA fleet, the GC32 Edmond de Rothschild fulfils various roles: a test platform for the company’s design office, this latest generation catamaran is above all the perfect training craft for the sailing team. Aboard her, the sailors are developing a whole new approach to modern sailing whilst reinforcing their team spirit, since this demanding craft requires perfect synchronisation among the crew to manoeuvre her while airborne.