sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Team Sea Dubai and Hiroshi lead RC44 Cup

Team Sea Dubai and Hiroshi lead RC44 Cup

'RC44 Malcesine Slam Cup'    © Gilles Martin-Raget

The fleet race event of the RC 44 Malcesine SLAM Cup started this afternoon on Lake Garda. As requested by the rules, the team owners were back at the helm today, with their pro skippers whispering advice in their ears. The tandems Markus Wieser / Joki Hellmich and Armando Giulietti / Sébastien Col got the best combination today, with a race victory and two good results for both teams: an achievement in the difficult conditions encountered today on Lake Garda. Team Sea Dubai and Hiroshi – Città di Milano lead the provisional ranking with nine points, one point ahead of Igor Lah’s Ceeref and two points ahead of Patrick de Barros’ Banco Espirito Santo.

The first race started soon after lunch, at a time when the local southerly thermal breeze – called Ora - was not well established yet. Both Team Ceeref and Team Sea Dubai started at the pin end of the line, opting for the left of the course; clearly the side that had proved to be favoured most of the time since the beginning of the event. On the other hand, Team Organika and Team Aqua immediately tacked and sailed straight in a windless area where they remained entangled for way too long to hope for a come back.

Ceeref rounded the windward mark in the lead, comfortably ahead of Team Sea Dubai. However, the Slovenian team suffered from a technical failure at the leeward mark, letting Sea Dubai, BMW ORACLE Racing and Banco Espirito Santo sail past before managing to hoist their genoa. There were no surprises during the second beat and run, Markus Wieser’s Team Sea Dubai claiming their second victory on the circuit after the one obtained in Cagliari.

The wind reached 12-15 knots for the start of race two, allowing a more regular race to be completed. The fight for the pin end was much harder this time, Ceeref making the best of it whilst BMW ORACLE Racing, Hiroshi – Città di Milano and Banco Espirito Santo chose the right of the course. Benefiting from a steadier wind, the fleet remained compact throughout the race, Armando Giulietti’s Team Hiroshi – Città di Milano winning ahead of Patrick de Barros’ Banco Espirito Santo and Team Sea Dubai, all separated by a few boat lengths on the arrival line.

The pressure was on the helmsmen for the start of race three, with Team Sea Dubai and Banco Espirito Santo sharing the provisional lead. The set up was once again different, with a lighter and less regular breeze, certainly disturbed by the big clouds that were surrounding the top of the mountains. Maciej Navrocki and his crew on board Team Organika had a fantastic race, sailing ahead of the fleet with a comfortable margin ahead of Ceeref until they failed to hoist their spinnaker at the last windward mark, letting Ceeref sail alone to victory. The most intense opposed Team Sea Dubai and Banco Espirito Santo, who controlled each other during the first run as if they were in the final race of the event. Hiroshi benefited from this to grab the third place and jump to the lead in the provisional ranking, tied with Sea Dubai.

Markus Wieser, tactician, Team Sea Dubai: 'We had a new crew combination today, so it wasn’t that easy. But we are definitely improving a lot. Our strategy was good, and Joki Hellmich did a great job at the helm. Our goal here is to make it to the top four, so obviously we are very happy to be in the lead after three races.'

Philippe Presti, tactician, Team Organika: 'We were out of tune in the first two races but we got our act together in the last. We took a good start and chose the right strategy. We had a big lead until we failed to hoist our spinnaker. The team did a good job today. This is all new to me. I am discovering this Class and I am enjoying it a lot. It’s a great boat, very well thought. It’s hugely fun, it’s fast, I am enjoying it a lot.'

Patrick de Barros, helmsman, Banco Espirito Santo: 'The three races were very different from each other. There were enormous wind shifts, up to 40 degrees. It was unusual for Lake Garda. There are now four boats within two points so it’s all open and the next races will be very interesting.'

Isao Mita, helmsman, Beecom: 'It was very good fun and exciting today. We sometimes have difficulties finding the right angle downwind, but we are improving. The Class is very nice, the people are great and the level is improving constantly.'

Nicolas Verwilghen, Carbon Affairs: 'We didn’t take very good starts but we always managed to get back in the game. Our biggest problem is speed and manoeuvres. This is a fascinating project. The level has increased a lot and a new team needs some time to get in tune. It’s a matter of time more than money.'

Fleet-race, provisional results after 3 races:

(Ranking, name of team, helmsman, results, points)

1) Sea Dubai, Joki Hellmich - 1, 3, 5 – 9 points
2) Team Hiroshi - Città di Milano, Armando Giulietti – 6, 1, 2 - 9 points
3) Team Ceeref, Igor Lah – 4, 5, 1 - 10 points
4) Team Banco Espirito Santo, Patrick de Barros – 3, 2, 6 – 11 points
5) Team Beecom, Isao Mita – 5, 4, 8 – 17 points
6) Team Aqua, Chris Bake – 7, 6, 4 - 17 points
7) BMW ORACLE Racing, Larry Ellison, 2, 7, 9 - 18 points
8) Team Organika, Maciej Navrocki – 8, 8, 3 – 19 points
9) Team Carbon Affairs, Nicolas Verwilghen – 9, 9, 7 - 25 point

http://www.rc44.com/en/




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=46369

8:39 AM Sat 12 Jul 2008 GMT






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:

29 Jun 2014  RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup - Kinky and quite difficult conditions
28 Jun 2014  RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup - Day 3
28 Jun 2014  RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup - Challenging conditions on day 3
27 Jun 2014  RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup - Tacticians have their work cut out
26 Jun 2014  RC44 Puerto Sotogrande - Team Aqua claims match racing lead + video
24 Jun 2014  RC44 Championship Tour - Fleet gear up to battle on Andalucian coast
27 Apr 2014  RC44 Cascais Cup - Change of leader going into Final Day
16 Feb 2014  RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup 2014 – Stunning day of Caribbean racing + Video
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
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World

















Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,










Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club? by Dan Ibsen & the Sail-World team, Copenhagen


Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta by Bruce Fleming, Santa Barbara
















J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe! by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight












2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins by Dobbs Davis, Detroit










2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery
Youth Olympics - Gold to Argentinean and Chinese Techno 293 racers
Youth Olympics Games Nanjing - Double Youth Olympic Gold for Singapore
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Two Handers celebrate
Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Brazilian dance party
IFDS Disabled Sailing Worlds Day 5 - USA fighting for Rio 2016 Berths
J/111 World Championship 2014 - Day 4: Shmokin Joe consolidates lead
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi on top - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 2
2014 IFDS World Championships - Breezy frustrations
2014 Detroit Cup - Down to the final four
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Every finisher's a winner
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 2
J/24 US National Championship - Will Welles leaps into lead   
J/111 World Championships - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 – Day 2   
Light wind and a freak storm at Youth Olympic Sailing Competition   
31st Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Declared 'best ever'   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Aussies on fire   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Saturday’s racing images by Tim Wilkes   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Day 5 images by Jude Robertson   
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Champ - Day 3 images by Joy Dunigan   
Holt’s 25-year dream comes true with 505 Worlds Victor   
Emirates Team NZ: Collision puts an end to bid for a better day at ESS   
Extreme Sailing Series: Ben Ainslie Racing - mixed results on Day 2   
America's Cup: New brand and image partnership announced with SME   
Extreme Sailing: Tough and testing day on Cardiff Bay - Day 2 + Video   
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 1   
2014 J/111 World Championship - Bigger breeze arrives on day 2!   
2014 Detroit Cup - Quarter-finalists determined   
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Best Amatuer final ever!   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Last day images by Andrea Francolini   
2014 Newport Bucket Regatta - Day 1 images by Ingrid Abery   


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 WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT