After a somewhat long winter break, Black Star Sailing is back with the first news post of 2022. Of course we were not idle during the winter months – and so we can now come up with a lot of great news.
2021 – Time for a thank you!We are fast nearing the end of the year. Just before the holidays, we would like to pause for a moment and look back on a remarkable 2021 in many respects – a year that literally flew by.Start with delayInitially, however, it did not look as if the GC32 […]
GC32 Mar Menor Cup | 3 – 7 November 2021: The situation for absolutely exciting races was given, it was shown over the past events that the different teams are quite equal, because every now and then another boat emerged as the winner of a race. At the same time, the top four teams were only three points apart. So a lot could still happen.
Repost aus murciaplaza.com – 4/11/2021 – SAN PEDRO DEL PINATAR. The Swiss boats Alinghi and Black Star Sailing have started their participation in the GC32 Mar Menor Cup leading in the first of the four days that make up the fourth and final round of the international circuit GC32 Racing Tour held in Murcian waters and both share the lead in this flying catamaran regatta with five points.
Black Star at the World Championship in Sardinia | 15 – 19 September 2021: The steeper you go up, the harder you can fall. Somewhat disappointed, we look back on the past World Championships and at the same time take a lot of positive things with us into the end of the season. Even though we prepared well for the competition and left almost nothing to chance, practically nothing went as expected.
So here it is, the highlight of the season! Already training on the water in the bay in front of Capo Carbonara, we are looking forward to the upcoming top-class regatta full of impatience and zest for action.
GC32 Lagos Cup II | 28 July – 1 August 2021: With the experience from the first event and a lot of positive energy successful at GC32 Lagos Cup II
GC32 Lagos Cup I | 30 June – 4 July 2021: Black Star Sailing Team well prepared at the start of the first GC32 Racing Tour 2021 event in Lagos, Portugal.
Repost from Tip & Shaft Magazine – 28 June 2021 – After a year off, the GC32 Racing Tour resumes with the first of four events of the season in Lagos, Portugal. Six teams are competing, a smaller turnout than in previous years but one that should increase as the season progresses. Tip & Shaft takes a look at this circuit where owners and professionals meet.
We are very happy about this news: Tavannes Watch is entering into a partnership with Black Star Sailing. We can announce this new acquisition precisely for the first regatta of the 2021 season – which also marks the start of our countdown to the first race on our homepage with the Tavannes Watch branding. We […]
This time it will work: After increasingly positive developments around the pandemic and increased relaxations in various European countries, we are looking forward to the long-awaited start of the GC32 Racing Tour 2021 at the end of June. Like all competitive sports, the lockdowns and security measures have paralysed the regatta world over the past […]
2020 – We say thank you! With 2020, an extraordinary year in every respect will soon come to an end. Because hardly anything took place as planned at the beginning, we learned a lot, achieved a few things, and were rewarded for our efforts with a title. At the end of this remarkable year, the […]
EUROPEAN CHAMPION! We have done it! The Black Star Sailing Team wins the M32 European Championship 2020! The intensive trainings on the Lake of Uri and in Denmark have paid off: With the victory of the European Championship of the M32 class from September 4th to 6th, 2020 in Riva del Garda in Italy we have […]
Actually the GC32 is not really new anymore. Nevertheless even die-hard sailors are “out of their minds” as soon as one of these foiling catamarans can be observed in full speed.The appearance of the Black Star on Lake Lucerne was accordingly sensational. Our short announcement video was watched 6000 times within a short time. And […]
Foiling on the Urnersee As announced last year after our visit on Lake Zurich, the Black Star Sailing Team will be back in Switzerland in 2020. Unlike last season, this year we have the additional goal of preparing for the first regatta in Portugal at the end of August. In order to be able to […]
The hoped for decrease of COVID19 infections is now followed by a gradual return to normal life. The governments of various countries are easing travel restrictions, borders are being opened tentatively and – sailing in Switzerland is finally permitted again. Although still with restrictions, these should – we hope – be eased as well soon. […]
Despite a worldwide lock-down with an uncertain outcome, one thing is certain: The Black Star Sailing Team will continue! The Corona crisis has the world firmly in its grip. Many companies from the economy, gastronomy, tourism and sports have hard times ahead of them or are even on the point of going out of business. […]
In the middle of the last preparations before our departure for the “Oman Cup”, the Ministry of Health of the Sultanate of Oman decided that no more sports events may take place. Unfortunately, this also has an influence on the start of the GC32 Racing Tour 2020, which also had to cancel the start in […]
In the middle of February the Black Star Sailing Team finally met again in Muscat after the three months winter break. The extensive camp, planned as a training start into the 2020 season, served as a team event and as a reassemble of our boat – before the coronavirus abruptly pressed the “pause button”. Teambuilding […]
It is now about two years since I decided to switch to foiling catamarans with the GC32 boat class. Having been at home in multihull-sailing for quite a long time, it was obvious for me to try out a catamaran with foils. But my “first time” on a GC32 boat turned out to be a […]
After a stormy, cold start to the season in Villasimius, the GC32 Racing Tour 2019 was concluded in Muscat, the capital of Oman, in the week of 6 November with a dignified and brilliant finish. “Never before have I sweated so much while sailing,” team boss Christian Zuerrer sums up the races in the Gulf […]
Directly after the regatta at Lake Garda we brought the Black Star to Lake Zurich to rebuild it in the harbour of Wollishofen. What was a premiere for our yacht was also a premiere for Lake Zurich: the Black Star has never been seen here before. The interest in Black Star Sailing was correspondingly high. […]
With the GC32 Riva Cup the fourth event of the GC32 Racing Tour 2019 took place – and was something like a home game. Because the Riva Cup at Lake Garda has been part of the program since the beginning of the racing series. The organisation between the race control and the hosts was accordingly […]
Palma’s always worth a trip. While some visitors are drawn towards Ballermann or Magaluf , others enjoy the inland nature or the less touristy coasts in the west of the island. The focus of the Black Star Sailing Team was solely on the bay of Palma and sailing. The Copa del REY MAPFRE is a […]
The GC32 World Championship and second station of the GC32 Racing Tour was in many ways an increase to the Villasimius Cup. First and foremost, the Portuguese port city welcomed with absolutely perfect weather. Protected by the Capo de São Vicente, the lagoon city in the Algarve kept what its good reputation promises: sunshine, constant […]
On Sunday 26 May the Villasimius Cup, the first regatta of the GC32 Racing Tour 2019, ended with the 16th and final race. Soaked by the heavy rain and the rather stormy sea, the ten teams took part in the award ceremony right after the race. Black Star Sailing and six other teams unfortunately only […]
Yesterday Thursday was the day: The first race of the GC32 Racing Tour was about to start.After two training camps the Black Star Sailing Team was already quite experienced – but still a new formation. Of course our first race could have gone a bit better. But also the conditions were not optimal. So all […]
Another training session was planned for Easter. This time our destination was Villasimius, the place where the first GC32 Racing Tour event will take place. Full of expectations we set off. With Alinghi, Red Bull and Zoulou, three teams were already training on site. Immediately after our arrival we unloaded the hulls to do some […]
Launched in 2014, the GC32 Racing Tour 2017 received admission from World Sailing, the official world sailing federation. In 2018, the GC32 Racing Tour was able to host an accredited world championship. As a result, the GC32 Racing Tour is now the centre of racing for this boat class. The upcoming season was full of […]
After two intensive training camps in Port Camargue, the Black Star Sailing Team focuses on the third camp in Villasimius. In Port Camargue we found ideal conditions in the harbour and at the Hotel Spinaker, which allowed us to come together as a team. Due to perfect water conditions the maneuvers could be practiced and […]
After arriving without a hitch we could set up the GC32 Black Star for the first time. The entire team was present and so the work could be divided between the team members. While the rig has being adjusted by some, the others were able to assemble the platform. Finally, we were able to crane […]
The bags are packed and the cars and trailers are loaded. At any moment we depart for our first training in the south of France. There we will be able to put the material through their paces and the newly established Black Star Sailing Team will be able to gain their first experience. Clear the […]
Preparations are underway. All material of the dismounted GC32 catamaran has to be tested. Since the carbon construction of the boat is built under very high tension, it is especially important to check the loaded areas carefully and to replace them in cases of doubt. At the same time the branding of the newly founded […]