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RC44 World Championships - More headaches in Lanzarote + Video


'15 RC44’s racing in Puerto Calero, Lanzarote'    RC44 Class/MartinezStudio.es    Click Here to view large photo

At the RC44 World Championships, light winds caused more headaches for the Race Committee in Lanzarote. The fleet were held ashore for an hour to wait for the breeze to put in an appearance. Racing eventually got underway at 1400, after a promising start the wind died as the fleet approached the top mark and the race was abandoned. Not willing to give up, PRO Peter ‘Luigi’ Reggio went search for breeze close to the entrance of Puerto Calero Marina, his perseverance paid off with eight knots of breeze filling in, allowing the 15-strong fleet to race.

The only race of the day saw place changes throughout. Team Aqua didn’t get off the blocks well, being shut out at the committee boat. Overnight leaders Ironbound headed right, but it didn’t pay the America’s rounded the windward mark last. Team Italia popped out of the middle of the course to lead from Russia’s Bronenosec and Peninsula Petroleum at the top mark.

Aleph Racing on still waters today in Lanzarote at the Calero Marinas RC44 World Championship 2013 -  RC44 Class/MartinezStudio.es   Click Here to view large photo

Aleph Racing was climbing up the ladder, gaining three places down the run, rounding the leeward gate in third. Team Italia picked the right hand gate; Peninsula Petroleum in fourth place opted for the left and made a big gain. Heading into the final windward mark, a good layline call by Vasco Vascotto saw Peninsula sneak inside Bronenosec and gybe set, Tommaso Chieffi, Bronenosec’s tactician, didn’t opt for the early gybe. Team Aqua rounded the third, making a massive comeback up the final beat, Cameron Appleton also called for the gybe set.

Down the final run, the breeze filled in from behind, those who stayed on starboard gybe got richer. The losers included John Bassadone’s Penninsula Petroleum, falling from first to third and Chris Bake’s Team Aqua dropping from third to seventh, but Bronenosec stayed in the breeze to take their second victory of the event. France’s Aleph Racing climbed the ladder to second. MAG Racing gained six places on the final run to finish fourth.

Peninsula Petroleum (GBR 1) and Bronenosec (RUS18) -  RC44 Class/MartinezStudio.es   Click Here to view large photo

After three races, Vladimir Liubomirov’s Bronenosec moves to the top of the leaderboard, with fellow Russian Krill Podolsky’s Gazprom Youth Challenge on equal points in second. David Murphy’s Ironbound has dropped down to third, but just one-point off the lead. Only five points separate the top eight boats, with no discard at the RC44 events and four races planned tomorrow, consistency is going to be key for the final two days of racing.

Match Race expert Mathieu Richard, played the game of snakes and ladders throughout the race today onboard Aleph Racing and described racing in the RC44 class: 'It’s always very close in the RC44 fleet on the ranking and during the races, it’s something I love in the class, all the boats are very equal the delivery is very high. One day you can win some races and the next finish last for all the boats. It’s very exciting, that’s why I love it.'

Aleph Racing (FRA17) -  RC44 Class/MartinezStudio.es   Click Here to view large photo

MAG Racing (POL44) -  RC44 Class/MartinezStudio.es   Click Here to view large photo

Racing continues at the Calero Marinas RC44 World Championships through to Sunday 24th November.


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by Jo Grindley

  

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