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RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup 2014 – Stunning day of Caribbean racing + Video By RC44 Class Association, , 8:42 PM Sun 16 Feb 2014
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. ...[more]


RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup - Peninsula Petroleum emerges as early leader By Jo Grindley, , 9:44 AM Fri 14 Feb 2014
At the RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup, as the fleet racing got underway, it was another perfect Caribbean sailing day for the fleet. 12-17 knots from the east and flat water, allowed the race committee to lay a 1.1 mile course along the North Sound, and slot in four races. ...[more]


RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup - Perfect match race conditions on Day 1 By Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, , 9:30 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014
RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup - A steady 11-14 knot easterly breeze and flat water allowed the race committee to complete all nine flights inside the confines of Virgin Gorda's North Sound. Penalties flew and a few collisions meant it was an exciting day for both the sailors and the umpires alike at the event hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. ...[more]


RC44 Championship Tour - Perfect day at the RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup By RC44 Class Association, , 2:17 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014
RC44 Championship Tour - Virgin Gorda served up perfect match race conditions for the first day of the 2014 RC44 Championship Tour. A steady 11-14 knot easterly breeze and flat water allowed the race committee to complete all nine flights inside the confines of Virgin Gorda’s beautiful North Sound. Penalties flew and a few collisions meant it was an exciting day for both the sailors and the umpire ...[more]


RC44 Championship Tour kicks off with the Virgin Gorda Cup By Jo Grindley, , 8:45 AM Tue 11 Feb 2014
The RC44 fleet will be welcomed by the turquoise waters of Virgin Gorda, for the opening event of the 2014 season from 12-16 February; nine teams out of the fourteen strong fleet will compete at the opening Championship Tour event. ...[more]


RC44 Championship Tour - Italian team to join the action By Jo Grindley, , 5:25 AM Tue 28 Jan 2014
With only a few weeks to go until the opening event of the 2014 RC44 Championship Tour, where the fleet will make their Caribbean debut at the RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup, British Virgin Islands, 12- 16 February, a new Italian team have confirmed their entry into the Tour for the 2014 season. ...[more]


Team Aqua discusses plans for the future By MaxComm Communication, , 2:09 AM Tue 17 Dec 2013
Winner of the RC 44 Championship Tour for the third year in a row, Team Aqua achieved most of its objectives in 2013. Team owner Chris Bake and tactician Cameron Appleton look back at a great season, and discuss their plans for the future. ...[more]


RC44 Championship Tour 2014 venues confirmed By RC44 Class Association, , 11:04 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013
RC44 Championship Tour venues, for the eighth season, have been confirmed. Two new venues will make their debut, alongside three RC44 favorites. The season will start in the Caribbean next February, where the class will be welcomed for the first time by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Virgin Gorda. ...[more]


Venues for 2014 RC44 Championship Tour confirmed By Jo Grindley, , 3:22 AM Thu 5 Dec 2013
The venues for the eighth season of the RC44 Championship Tour have now been confirmed. Two new venues will make their debut, alongside three RC44 favorites. The season will start in the Caribbean next February, where the class will be welcomed for the first time by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Virgin Gorda. ...[more]


New RORC Transatlantic Race starting point announced By J Soler, 3:20 AM Fri 29 Nov 2013
Europe’s premier venue for offshore racing reconfirms its pedigree by becoming the starting point of the brand new RORC Transatlantic Race. The first proper race of its kind from east to west will set off from Puerto Calero on November 29th, 2014, and finish in the Caribbean. Organisers expect 30-35 participants, ranging from small racers-cruisers to 100-foot maxis ...[more]


RC44 World Championship Tour - Thrilling season end + Video By RC44 Class Association, 9:15 AM Mon 25 Nov 2013
RC44 World Championship Tour saw a thrilling end to the season with three races. The leaderboard at the Calero Marinas turned inside out. Going into the final day Ironbound and Team Aqua had occupied the top of the leaderboard. ...[more]


RC44 World Championships - Tight at the top on penultimate day By Jo Grindley, 8:25 AM Sun 24 Nov 2013
The wind gods played ball on the penultimate day of competition at the Calero Marinas RC44 World Championships. An 8-13 knots breeze graced the course throughout the day, allowing the race committee slot in four races. Consistency was key and the on form boats were Ironbound and Team Aqua, who sit on equal points at the top of the leaderboard going into the final day of racing. ...[more]


RC44 World Championships - More headaches in Lanzarote + Video By Jo Grindley, 7:39 AM Sat 23 Nov 2013
At the RC44 World Championships, light winds caused more headaches for the Race Committee in Lanzarote. The fleet were held ashore for an hour to wait for the breeze to put in an appearance. Racing eventually got underway at 1400, after a promising start the wind died as the fleet approached the top mark and the race was abandoned. ...[more]


RC44 World Championships - Ironbound proves most consistent By Jo Grindley, , 8:34 AM Fri 22 Nov 2013
On the opening day of the RC44 World Championships, as the RC44’s cruised out of Puerto Calero Marina, past the SCA team base and some of the Mini Transat fleet limping in for repairs, Race Officer Peter ‘Luigi’ Reggio was not hopeful the wind gods were going to play ball. The wind fluctuated between 4-10 knots throughout the day, but the race team did a great job slotting in two good races. ...[more]


Team Aqua wins the 2013 RC44 Match Racing Championship in Calero Marin By RC44 Media, 9:36 AM Thu 21 Nov 2013
Returning to Lanzarote for the sixth time since the RC44 class was conceived in 2007, the final leg of the 2013 Championship Tour kicked off with season’s match racing finale in Puerto Calero. The competition was tight with just four points separating the top four teams. The race committee managed to squeeze nine flights into a squally 10-20 knots day, that saw some big names tumbled off the podiu ...[more]


RC44 Championship Tour - Trio of titles up for grabs in Puerto Calero By Jo Grindley, , 5:24 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013
The final leg of the 2013 RC44 Championship Tour is set to take place in Puerto Calero, Lanzarote from the 20 – 24 November. With three titles are up for grabs, the 15 competing teams will be fighting it out to be crowned RC44 World Champion, with the RC44 Championship Tour and Match Racing titles still to be decided. ...[more]


RC44 Championship Tour Portugal - Down to the wire + Video By RC44 Championship Tour, 7:14 AM Mon 7 Oct 2013
RC44 Championship Tour - Racing went down to the wire in Portugal, the closest RC44 event for many seasons. Five boats were in contention for the top spot going into the final day of racing. ...[more]


RC44 Cascais Cup - New name at the top of the leaderboard By Jo Grindley, , 7:09 AM Sun 6 Oct 2013
At the RC44 Cascais Cup, the penultimate day of racing in Portugal saw a new name at the top of the leaderboard. As the wind increased, typical Cascais Bay conditions kicked in and local knowledge came into play. ...[more]


RC44 Cascais Cup - All change on the leaderboard + Video By Jo Grindley, 6:06 AM Sat 5 Oct 2013
At the RC44 Cascais Cup, with six races completed, it was all change on the leaderboard as Peninsula Petroleum claimed the top spot and Team Aqua dropped to fourth. Katusha was the most consistent team in a day where the sea state flattened, the fleet compressed and every position counted. ...[more]


RC44 Cascais Cup - Brits consistent as fleet racing begins By Jo Grindley, , 5:58 AM Fri 4 Oct 2013
On the first day of fleet racing at the RC44 Cascais Cup, a two metre swell and light breeze that never topped eight knots, demanded maximum concentration from the owner drivers. It was two of the British teams competing in Portugal that had the most consistent results throughout the three race day, to sit at the top of the overnight leaderboard. ...[more]


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