GC32 Racing Tour postpones 9th season
Published on April 14th, 2021
With many countries around the world, including those in southern Europe, still in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, the GC32 Racing Tour will delay the start of their 2021 season. Skipping the May and June events in France and Italy, respectively, the ninth season will now start with two events in Lagos, Portugal.
The intention is for the previously scheduled first two events of 2021 – in the circuit’s familiar home of Riva del Garda and a new venue of Port Camargue au Grau du Roi in the south of France – now to take place in 2022 when a full five event circuit can be hopefully held again.
“It has been a difficult and tough decision to take, but we see this as the right and pragmatic approach and the best possible compromise in order to get some good racing going and to deliver a 2021 GC32 Racing Tour in the best and safest possible way,” said Christian Scherrer, manager of the GC32 Racing Tour.
“We understand that for some teams it might not be ideal to have two events at the same venue, but in a year like this, we believe that this is a good option to keep things simple, reduce costs while providing good sailing conditions and hospitality. We are grateful to have in Lagos local event partners that are ready to welcome us twice in the same season.”
Revised schedule for 2021 GC32 Racing Tour:
June 30-July 4: Lagos (POR) – as planned
July 28-August 1: Lagos (POR) – new
September 15-19: Villasimius Worlds (ITA) – as planned
November 3-7: Mar Menor (ESP) – new