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Coutts on the new RC 44 Championship Tour

'The RC 44 fleet in front of Dubai’s spectacluar skyline'    Jacques Vapillon ©

The RC 44 Class has announced its regatta programme for 2008. The RC 44 Championship Tour 2008 will comprise six regattas in three different countries and this year the class will have DHL as Official Logistics Partner.

The new partnership with DHL will provide logistical services for all competing teams. The partnership is especially appropriate as the class combines innovative sailing concepts with new solutions for transporting boats and equipment.

“When Andrej Justin and I started working on the design of the RC 44, we simultaneously tried to develop solutions aimed at simplifying the transportation of the boats, says co-designer Russell Coutts. Our vision was to be able to race in a variety of new locations using simple and cost effective systems. For example, the requirement that the boat and equipment fit within a 40-foot flat deck container was the prime reason for features such as the removable stern and the two parts mast.”

“Today, we are very pleased to announce our partnership with DHL, who are world leaders in logistics. Organizing regattas at various new locations is a challenge where boats and equipment need to be moved to each venue in a safe and timely manner. DHL has great experience in moving Formula One equipment around the world. Their expertise and support are a very welcome contribution to building the international circuit of RC44 events.”

RC44 Dubai Gold Cup -  Jacques Vapillon?nid=41560 ©  

Wolfgang Giehl, Director of Corporate Branding and advertising for Deutsche Post World Net, adds: ”With our partnership for the RC44 Championship Tour, DHL demonstrates that success in world class sailing and world class logistics is based on the same attributes: reliability, speed and perfect teamwork. We are convinced that through our logistics services we can help this racing series to become even more powerful than it is already today.”

The 2008 Championship Tour will take the RC 44 fleet to Abu Dhabi (UAE), Cagliari (Sardinia), Traunsee (Austria), Lake Garda, Trieste (ITA) and Dubai.

The 2008 Championship Tour will crown both a professional match race champion and an owner-driver fleet race champion. At each event there will also be a DHL coastal race which will be scored as part of the fleet race regatta.

World renowned sailors have been participating in the tour, including James Spithill, Dean Barker, Lorenzo Bodini, Cameron Appleton, SébastienCol, Russell Coutts, Mateusz Kusznierewicz, Ray Davies and Morten Henriksen.

Seventeen rigorously identical RC 44 one-designs have been built to date with boat 18 due for completion in early March.

RC 44 Championship Tour 2008:

Date Regatta Organiser Town
March 3 – 7 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Attention Abu Dhabi (UAE)
April 23 – 27 Cagliari Cup FD Consulting Cagliari (ITA)
May 28 – June 1 Austria Cup Profs Gmunden (AUT)
July 9 – 13 Malcesine Cup 2008 Continental Challenge Fraglia Vela Malcesine Malcesine (ITA)
October 7 – 11 Trieste Cup QB Trieste (ITA)
December 10 – 14 Gold Cup DIMC TBC (UAE)

RC 44 Championship Tour 2007 rankings:

1) Team Aqua, Chris Bake / Cameron Appleton
2) Team Omega, Russell Coutts
3) Cro-A-Sail, Miroslav Reljanovic / Morten Henriksen
4) Beecom, Isao Mita / Kevin Harrap
5) Team Ceeref, Igor Lah / James Spithill
6) Ekipa 44, Team Ekipa
7) Magia Alike, Team Magia
8) Team ES Bankers Dubai, Patrick de Barros / Dean Barker
9) Mascalzone Latino, Vincenzo Onorato / Matteo Savelli
10) Team Hiroshi / Citta di Milano, Armando Giulietti / Sébastien Col
11) Team Organika, Maciej Nawrocki, Mateusz Kusznierewicz




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