sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup 2014 – Stunning day of Caribbean racing + Video
RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup 2014 – Stunning day of Caribbean racing + Video


'Team Aqua - RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup 2014'    ©RC44 Martinez Studio

The RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup penultimate day of racing didn’t see a change at the top of the overall leaderboard, Team Aqua were the most consistent performer of the day, moving them up from fourth to second, putting them in touch with leaders Peninsula Petroleum.

Peninsula Petroleum - RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup 2014 -  ©RC44 Martinez Studio  

Four races produced four different winners, in what was another stunning day of Caribbean racing for the RC44 fleet.

Racing got underway to the south of Neckar Island in 14 knots. Katusha emerged as the leader at the windward mark, an early gybe by Synergy down the first run paid, giving Valentin Zavadnikov’s Russian team the lead. A double tack by Synergy to make the top mark put Katusha back at the top, only for Synergy’s tactician Ed Baird to again call for the early gybe - a move that gave Synergy the first win of the day.

Vladimir Sokolov at the helm of Katusha - RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup 2014 -  ©RC44 Martinez Studio  

Katusha’s new helmsman Vladimir Sokolov may be new to sailing, but has proved to be a quick learner in the RC44 fleet, finishing the day with a consistent two,five,five,six scoreline. Tactician Andy Horton is pleased with the team’s progress this week. 'Vladimir is doing a great job; he drives race cars and plays tennis so he’s a good sportsman. As we come into corners we have little tricks like, Iain (Jensen) our trimmer will point where to go whilst I count down, but it’s been pretty cool because you have to rethink all of the things that we take for granted as sailors.'

Team Nika’s ripped kite - RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup 2014 -  ©RC44 Martinez Studio  

Team Nika led the fleet round the first lap of the second race, only to trawl their spinnaker after a messy drop at the leeward gate. Overall leaders, Peninsula Petroleum seized the initiative and took control of the race, Artemis Racing finishing second, and Team Aqua starting their charge up the leaderboard in third. As the wind started to drop, Team Aqua was next to take the gun, before Team Nika’s day ended on a high, winning the final race.

Team Aqua’s five,three,one,three scoreline moved them up into second overall, 11-points off Peninsula Petroleum, who has led the fleet from day one in Virgin Gorda. Owner John Bassadone speaking on the dock after racing said the team’s strategy for the final day was simple: 'Just try to stay calm and keep sailing how we’ve been sailing to see where we end up'

The final day of racing at the RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup is Sunday 16th February. Follow the racing on the live blog click here

 


RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup Overall Fleet Race Ranking

(After nine races)

1. Peninsula Petroleum Sailing Team
2 6 1 3 1 6 1 3 2 - 25

2. Team Aqua 
9 4 5 2 4 5 3 1 3 - 36

3. Synergy Russian Sailing Team 
6 2 6 4 2 1 4 8 7 - 40

4. Bombarda Racing 
1 3 3 6 5 4 7 2 9 - 40

5.  Lunajets Aleph Racing
5 5 8 5 3 3 6 4 8 - 47

6. Artemis Racing 
4 8 7 1 6 9 2 7 4 - 48

7. Katusha 
7 9 2 9 8 2 5 5 6 - 53

8. Gazprom Youth Sailing Challenge 
8 1 4 8 9 7 8 6 5 - 56

9. Team Nika 
3 7 9 7 7 8 9 9 1 - 60

RC44 Championship Tour Overall Match Race Ranking

(After one event)

1. Team Aqua
Seven wins - One loss = Seven 

2. Synergy Russian Sailing Team 
Five wins - Three loss = Five

3. Katusha 
Five wins - Three loss = 5

4. Lunajets Aleph Racing 
Five wins - Three loss = Five

5. Peninsula Petroleum Sailing Team 
Four wins - Four loss (One*) = Three

6. Team Nika 
Three wins - Five loss = Three

7. Artemis Racing 
Four wins - Four loss (Three*) = One

8. Bombarda Racing 
One win - Seven loss = One

9. Gazprom Youth Sailing Challenge
Two win - Six loss (One*) = One 

*Penalty points



Racing in the British Virgin Islands - RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup 2014 -  ©RC44 Martinez Studio  


Russell Coutts onboard Team Nika - RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup 2014 -  ©RC44 Martinez Studio  



by RC44 Class Association


  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=119318

10:42 AM Sun 16 Feb 2014GMT


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

Click for further information on


Related News Stories:

14 Feb 2014  RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup - Peninsula Petroleum emerges as early leader
13 Feb 2014  RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup - Perfect match race conditions on Day 1
13 Feb 2014  RC44 Championship Tour - Perfect day at the RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup
11 Feb 2014  RC44 Championship Tour kicks off with the Virgin Gorda Cup
28 Jan 2014  RC44 Championship Tour - Italian team to join the action
17 Dec 2013  Team Aqua discusses plans for the future
09 Dec 2013  RC44 Championship Tour 2014 venues confirmed
05 Dec 2013  Venues for 2014 RC44 Championship Tour confirmed
29 Nov 2013  New RORC Transatlantic Race starting point announced
25 Nov 2013  RC44 World Championship Tour - Thrilling season end + Video
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World



























America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,












America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,




























PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet
Anna Tunnicliffe holds fourth at mid-point of Reebok CrossFit Games
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard   
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue   
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC   
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014   
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race   
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video   
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory   
Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September   
DH Pacific Cup - Running with the pack + Video   
Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead   
International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video   
Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel   
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2   
Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video   
Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice   
Leukemia Cup - Images by Leighton O'Connor   


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