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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]

RC44 Cascais Cup - Sun, rain and fog grace the course By Jo Grindley, , 6:39 AM Thu 3 Oct 2013
The penultimate round of the 2013 RC44 Championship Tour in Cascais, Portugal commenced with a day of match racing. Only Team Aqua, helmed by Cameron Appleton, managed to keep a clean sheet on a day where the wind varied from 6-15 knots and sun, rain and fog all graced the race course. ...[more]

RC44 Championship Tour - Swedish Team announces Team Manager By RC44 Class Association, , 10:02 PM Tue 24 Sep 2013
Artemis Racing has consistently been on the podium of the RC44 Championship Tour for the past four seasons. Currently sitting on equal points with third placed Synergy, the Swedish team has announced their America’s Cup Team Manager, the two time British Olympic gold medallist, Iain Percy as their new RC44 tactician ...[more]

RC44 Sweden Cup - Team Aqua claims victory in Marstrand + Video By Jo Grindley, 1:43 AM Sun 30 Jun 2013
At the RC44 Sweden Cup, the breeze really kicked in for the final day of racing. Forecasters had predicting anything from 12-30 knots from the south, east or west; as the 12 competing RC44 teams headed out to the race course no-one knew quite what to expect. Ironbound (USA) won the only race of the day before the breeze reached 30 knots and the fleet were sent ashore. ...[more]

RC44 Sweden Cup - Challenge and punishment on penultimate day + Video By Jo Grindley, 3:21 AM Sat 29 Jun 2013
The penultimate day of the RC44 Sweden Cup challenged the twelve competing team’s crew work and punished small mistakes. Consistency has proved difficult in Marstrand with eight different winners coming from the first eight races. Only overall leaders Team Aqua have been able to win two races, helping them increase their lead over the chasing pack to 14-points. ...[more]

RC44 Sweden Cup - Brits excel on day 3 in Marstrand By Jo Grindley, 5:12 AM Fri 28 Jun 2013
At the RC44 Sweden Cup, the wind kicked in for the third day of racing and with conditions not dissimilar to The Solent, it was the British boats that excelled. Aegir Racing, Nika and Synergy all won races, but an excellent and consistent day from Team Aqua (GBR) took them to the top of the leaderboard at the halfway stage. ...[more]

RC44 Sweden Cup - Tricky conditions in Marstrand By Jo Grindley, , 5:48 AM Thu 27 Jun 2013
At the RC44 Sweden Cup, tricky conditions on the opening day of fleet racing saw no one team able to finish in the top half of the leaderboard in all three races. There were race wins for Team Italia, Artemis Racing and Team Aqua, but the most consistent performers of the day were John Bassadone and Vasco Vascotto onboard Peninsula Petroleum. ...[more]

RC44 Sweden Cup - Teams ease into action on day 1 + Video By Jo Grindley, 5:06 AM Wed 26 Jun 2013
On day one of the RC44 Sweden Cup, light winds eased the twelve competing teams gently into action in Marstrand, owners and pro’s took to the helm for the sole match race day of the event. And with three match racing events out of five now completed, Katusha still cling to the top of the match race leaderboard, with the fleet pushing hard behind. ...[more]

RC44 Championship Tour - Vladimir Liubomirov, Bronenosec to take part By Jessica Gray, , 12:11 AM Fri 14 Jun 2013
The RC44 fleet are preparing for the third event of the 2013 RC44 Championship Tour. The Bronenosec Sailing Team owned by Russian Vladimir Liubomirov have joined the class and will compete for the first time at the RC44 Sweden Cup in Marstrand later this month. ...[more]

RC44 Trapani Cup – Perfect conditions on final day By Paul Cayard, , 3:40 PM Mon 6 May 2013
On the fifth and final day of the 2013 RC44 Trapani Cup there were perfect conditions in Trapani. 14-18 knots from the north, fairly steady, nice waves and sunshine. ...[more]

RC44 Trapani Cup - Team Aqua snatch victory on final day By Jo Grindley, , 4:13 AM Mon 6 May 2013
The RC44 Trapani Cup really did go down to the wire, with the eventual winner not decided until the final metres of the final race of the event. Team Aqua had laid the gauntlet down to Team CEEREF winning the opening two races of the day. Going into the final decider Aqua led by just one-point, CEEREF needed to put a boat between them and Aqua to win the regatta. ...[more]

RC44 Trapani Cup - Tumultuous day 4 for Artemis Racing By Paul Cayard, , 7:44 AM Sun 5 May 2013
On day four of the 2013 RC44 Trapani Cup, only two races were held due to thunder and lightning all around the area. The clouds generated strong winds in the 16-23 knot range from the northeast. In the first race, Artemis Racing sailed a pretty smooth race and we finished second behind Cereef with Katusha third. ...[more]

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