sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : RC44s, Extreme 40s and Cup debate—Sailing news from U.S. and beyond
RC44s, Extreme 40s and Cup debate—Sailing news from U.S. and beyond


'2013 RC44 fleet in Trapani'    RC44 Class/MartinezStudio.es    Click Here to view large photo

The weekend’s Grand Prix monohull racing news comes from Italy and the RC44 Trapani Cup, where 'Team Aqua' took top honors, followed by 'Team CEEREF' and 'Katusha'. According to reports, the action literally burned down to the last few hundred feet of racing of the entire event, with the British-flagged team beating-out their rivals in a memorable last few moments of racing.

'It was a great day of racing and 'CEEREF' were the team to beat,' said 'Team Aqua’s' owner/driver, Chris Bake. 'We lined-up with them at the start and were fairly even so I knew we had a chance to compete and sure enough we found ourselves there with them neck and neck for all three races. You can never assume you have it in the bag in this class, but it was a pretty strong statement coming out today and doing so well in the first two races. At the top mark (of the final race) we knew we had to beat 'Katusha' to keep the lead so we were taking every wave we could, and keeping the boat going as fast as we could to just nip them to confirm the win.'

2013 RC44 Trapani Cup - Team Aqua (GBR 2041) -  RC44 Class/MartinezStudio.es   Click Here to view large photo


According to reports, the 13-strong fleet enjoyed great racing conditions throughout the event, with the final day featuring 15-knot breezes and a great, surfing-friendly swell. Get the full multi-media debriefing, inside.

Meanwhile, in America’s Cup news, Russell Coutts, Oracle Team USA’s CEO, and Grant Dalton, boss of Emirates Team New Zealand, had an interesting public squaring-off about their views and philosophies on the future of the America’s Cup racing at a recent fund-raiser dinner in Auckland. 'Can I just bring up Russell’s point about having a plan?' asked Dalton. 'I agree—you should have a plan. But the difference between a dictatorship plan and a consensus plan, is that you ask the other teams what they think and you probably go with what they say.'

Inside, do not miss the exclusive feature-length story about this public airing of differences by Sail-World’s New Zealand editor, Richard Gladwell.

2013 Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 - The Wave, Muscat, Alinghi and SAP Extreme Sailing Team -  Lloyd Images_©   Click Here to view large photo


And speaking of high-performance multi-hulls, 'The Wave Muscat' took top honors at Act 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series, which just wrapped-up in Qingdao, China, followed by 'Alinghi' and the 'SAP Extreme Sailing Team'. According to reports, the event featured light airs for the majority of its duration, with the best pressure coming on the final day. Like the RC44 Trapani Cup, the top step on the podium was determined in the final few minutes of racing.

'We had 'The Wave, Muscat' on starboard so we hunted them a little bit, made them tack back and forth and then we just held them and pinned them out until Red Bull Sailing Team and SAP Extreme Sailing Team got in there,' said Morgan Larson, 'Alinghi’s' helmsman. 'We just managed to get our spinnaker up in time to be ahead of 'Red Bull' and 'SAP' and that was with the points we needed, but you have to hand it to 'The Wave, Muscat'. Those guys were sailing so sharp all week they didn’t give up, they fought back and passed the two boats to the finish.' More, inside.

Questel on fire - 2013 Ulsan PWA World Cup -  © John Carter - PWA  


Also inside, be sure to get the post-racing report from Antigua Sailing Week, don’t miss the latest insight on the Laser-class crisis, and check out the latest updates from the 2013 Ulsan PWA World Cup. Enjoy!

May the four winds blow you safely home,


by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=109164

11:33 PM Sun 5 May 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
Newsletter Editorial US

Related News Stories:

01 Apr 2013  AMA delivery and BVI and OD news—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond
28 Mar 2013  Dancing bears, AC and OD news—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond
17 Dec 2012  The other kind of airfoil—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond
22 Aug 2012  ACWS delivers thrills and spills—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond
04 Jul 2012  VOR: Groupama wins!—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond
20 Jun 2012  Cupdate- Fifth Team antes up—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond
01 Jun 2012  VOR: Walker wins Leg Seven—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond
23 May 2012  ECCS announced—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond
18 May 2012  ACWS Venice Event report—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond
11 May 2012  Atlantic Cup 2012 report
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

America's Cup: Louis Vuitton Cup's Yves Carcelle dies at 66 *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,
















Audi Melges 20 World Championship - ‘Samba Pa Ti’ crowned champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,




Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,


















Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Race 4 images by Max Ranchi
New Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record
Detroit Cup - Fifth place finish a difficult result for Neptune Racing
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads
Volvo Ocean Race: Call of Duty comes first for Team Alvimedica
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini
Helping boaters understand weather basics
PWA Alacati World Cup - Exciting finish on day 2
Match 40s find the surface again + Video
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Max Ranchi
Clagett Regatta names first Executive Director
Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition
IFDS World Championship overall
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay   
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic   
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?   
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta   
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay   
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys   
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature   
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos   
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach   
Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom   
PWA Alacati World Cup - Furious slalom is upon us   
J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe!   
J/24 US National Championship - Victory for Will Welles’ Cougar   
Extreme Sailing Series: View the Final Day's action - Replay   
NYYC Grandmasters Team Race - Reign continues for Noroton Yacht Club   
WSSR announces new World Record Around Britain and Ireland   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final day photos by Tim Wilkes   
2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins   
Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT