sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : RC44 Sweden Cup day 4 and it all changes
RC44 Sweden Cup day 4 and it all changes

'RC44 fleet - RC44 Sweden Cup 2011'    Dan Ljungsvik ©

At the RC44 Sweden Cup, thirty knot winds and a three metre swells kept the fleet at the dock in Marstrand during the morning but, by 14:00 there was much talk of golf and siestas. However, just as the race committee thought the sea state and wind were not going to relent, it all changed.

With the race course repositioned to the north of Marstrand Island the first race of the day got underway in sixteen knots of breeze and a difficult sea state. The RC44s were clearly keen to get going, three general recalls later and race officer Peter Reggio managed to get the fleet away, but it wasn’t a clean start. Overnight leaders No Way Back (NED) and second placed Aleph Sailing (FRA) were both called over.

No Way Back didn’t manage to get back into the race, but were quick to make amends winning the next by an amazing two minutes 57 seconds margin. Their 14th place in the day’s opener dropped them off the top of the leader-board to fourth. Ask why there had been so many false starts Pieter Heeremas’ analysis was. 'Probably the current was pushing us more than anyone has taken in to account, maybe the fleet is getting nervous that it’s getting to the end of the season and the races are starting to count'

The comeback kids of the day had to be Aleph Racing. After their first premature start they managed to claw back to eighth. After another general recall in the second race, the fleet got away, but there were individual recalls for Islas Canarias Puerto Calero and… Aleph Sailing.

Hugues Lepic at the helm of Aleph Sailing Team - RC44 Sweden Cup 2011 -  Dan Ljungsvik ©  

Another comeback saw them finish fourth. 'I don’t know how we got such good comebacks, we had pretty good speed up wind and especially in the second race we had good boat speed downwind as well,' explained owner driver Hugues Lepic. The team drop one place on the overall leader-board to third.

It was consistency that paid on the penultimate day of the RC44 Sweden Cup. A familiar boat rose to the top of leader board. Chris Bake, Cameron Appleton and the crew of Team Aqua (GBR) slotted in a second and a fourth to take the overall lead with one day to go, but it hasn’t been an easy ride for the RC44 Championship Tour leaders.

'The sailing here is still pretty hard', explained Bake. 'It was pretty lumpy today and clearly if No Way Back didn’t have that early start, they would be right at the top of the leader board, it’s still incredibly tight and incredibly tricky.'

Team Ceeref also showed great consistency moving up to second overall.

Hugues Lepic at the helm of Aleph Sailing Team - RC44 Sweden Cup 2011 -  Dan Ljungsvik ©  

As for the home team Artemis Racing, unable to repair the damage from yesterday they were back on the race course thanks to Team KSSS’ offer to use their RC44 for the rest of the regatta.

Magnus Woxen and Olle Jo Johnson had entered KSSS with the Royal Swedish Yacht Club to give some young talented sailors in Sweden the chance to race against some of the best sailors in the world.

Magnus Woxen explained the decision. 'It was a great opportunity for KSSS to compete over the last few days in the RC44 Sweden Cup. After yesterday’s incident, we felt it was important to let Artemis Racing continue in the regatta which counts as part of the RC44 Championship Tour.' The young team-members on KSSS will now get the opportunity to take the ninth man spots on the RC44s for the rest of the regatta.

With just five points separating the top four boats it really is all to play for going into the final day of racing at the RC44 Sweden Cup.

RC44 Class Association website


by Jo Grindley

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=87512

7:06 PM Sat 20 Aug 2011GMT


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:

04 Jun 2012  RC44 Austria Cup - Change of season on final day + Video
03 Jun 2012  RC44 Austria Cup - Two great races for Artemis + Video
02 Jun 2012  RC44 Austria Cup - Artemis takes the lead with a star performance
01 Jun 2012  RC44 Austria Cup - Action in full swing on Lake Traunsee
31 May 2012  RC44 Austria Cup - Synergy Team excels on Lake Traunsee
02 Apr 2012  RC44 Cascais Cup - Coutts directs Katusha to victory in Portugal
01 Apr 2012  RC44 Cascais Cup - Katusha shows the way + Video
30 Mar 2012  RC44 Cascais Cup - Compact racing on day 2 + Video
29 Mar 2012  RC44 Cascais Cup day 1 - Blow outs and breeze
15 Feb 2012  RC44 Championship Tour heads to Sweden in July
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

















































International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,


















ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh   
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2   
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again   
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible   
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters   
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton   
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3   
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1   
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals   
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature   
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.   
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video   


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