RAYC Member Simon Hull launched his new Team Vodafone Sailing GC32 in Auckland on Wednesday 12 November with Amy Radish from Vodafone New Zealand pouring the celebratory champagne over the port hull.
The foiling catamaran was hoisted into the water and they headed out for their first sail on the Waitemata Harbour.
The new boat, the teams “Beach Cat”, was always going to provide plenty of wet rides, and at one point the team took an unexpected swim.
They pulled her back up and were foiling again shortly after.
The crew will continue training on the GC32 and will begin racing in regular series.