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









2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads by Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan




Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals - Oleander takes early lead by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO by Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island










America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,


Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,


















AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos by American Windsurfing Tour,














MS Cup - Three days until the start
America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature
ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup
Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled   
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed   
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium   
IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal   
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets   
America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace   
2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day 3   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2   
2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images   
Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery   
Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships   
Hamilton Island Race Week: Everywhere there's smiley people   
IFDS World Championships - US Paralympic hopefuls ready for racing   
Sopot Match Race - Poland's Tour debut deemed a triumph   
Vineyard Race celebrates 80th running of the East Coast classic   
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu   
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Victory for Morgan Noireaux   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance   


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