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RC44 Championship Tour door opens for all-female team By Jessica Gray, , 3:34 AM Wed 21 Nov 2012
Interest from an all-women’s team in taking part in the RC44 Championship Tour has meant a rule change on crew weights to allow competitive all women teams to join the class for the 2013 season. At the final event of the season in Croatia the RC44 owners agreed that an all women crew can have an increased all up crew weight of 740kg, 60kg more than a mixed or all male crew. ...[more]

RC44 World Championship victory for Peninsula Petroleum By Jessica Gray, , 7:20 AM Mon 8 Oct 2012
Heading into the final day of the Adris RC44 World Championship nine points ahead of second, Chris Bake’s Team Aqua looked to be in a good position to win the 2012 title. However, John Bassadone and Peninsula Petroleum were on a roll.continued their success claiming line honours in the first two. ...[more]

RC44 World Championship - Peninsula Petroleum upsets the apple cart By Jessica Gray, 7:24 AM Sun 7 Oct 2012
Another four races were held on the Adris RC44 World Championship’s penultimate day off Rovinj, Croatia. While up until this morning there had been a different winner in every race, today John Bassadone’s Peninsula Petroleum upset the apple cart, scoring three victories. ...[more]

RC44 World Championship - High scoring day in Rovinj + Video By Jessica Gray, 4:21 AM Sat 6 Oct 2012
Following another high scoring day at the Adris RC44 World Championship, crews must be questioning the lack of discards at this event. With six races now sailed, each race has had a different winner and no boat is without at least one double digit race score. ...[more]

RC44 World Championship - Tricky conditions on opening day + Video By Jessica Gray, 7:10 AM Fri 5 Oct 2012
The lengthy first day of the Adris RC44 World Championship proved to be a challenge for PRO Peter Reggio and his team as they attempted to make the best of tricky light conditions off the Croatian coast. Three races were eventually held for the 15 RC44s, with a different winner in each: Fleet racing favourites Chris Bake and his Team Aqua crew claimed the first race. ...[more]

RC44 World Championship - Synergy claims match racing title By Jo Grindley, 6:10 AM Thu 4 Oct 2012
At the RC44 World Championship in Rovinj, Croatia, Valentin Zavadnikov and Leonid Lebedev’s Synergy Russian Sailing Team today claimed the 2012 match racing title in a nail biting finale that went to the wire. In the RC44 Class match racing takes the form of a round robin rolling throughout the season, held on the first day of each regatta. ...[more]

RC44 World Championship - Grand finale action set for Rovinj By Jo Grindley, , 3:37 AM Wed 3 Oct 2012
The RC44 season will have its grand finale this week in Rovinj on Croatia’s Istrian peninsula. In addition to this being the five event match racing and fleet racing series’ 2012 showdown, it also stands alone as the class’ World Championship. ...[more]

RC44 World Championships - Brian Benjamin, Mag Racing back in action By Jo Grindley, , 5:14 AM Thu 27 Sep 2012
The RC44 class is delighted to welcome Britain’s Brian Benjamin and his Aegir Racing team to the class ahead of the final event of the 2012 RC44 Championship Tour which starts next week in Croatia. Benjamin chartered MAG Racing’s RC44 for the second event of the season in Cascais this April to see if he and his team enjoyed one-design racing. ...[more]

RC44 Sweden Cup - Team Aqua take the lead + Video By Jo Grindley, 5:24 AM Sun 22 Jul 2012
At the RC44 Sweden Cup, a storming day for Team Aqua propelled them into the lead on the penultimate day of racing. With blue skies again, the north westerly breeze steadily built throughout the day from nine to 14 knots to make for a near perfect sailing day in Sweden’s sailing mecca Marstrand. Team Aqua was invincible, winning the first three races in empathic style. ...[more]

RC44 Sweden Cup - Consistent Artemis claim Legend's trophy + Video By Jo Grindley, 7:45 AM Sat 21 Jul 2012
On a day that was dedicated to a legend at the RC44 Sweden Cup, it would be Artemis Racing that would stamp their authority on the event with another consistent performance and an emphatic victory in front of their home crowd in the final race of the day. ...[more]

RC44 Sweden Cup - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Heesen/ Carlo Borlenghi, , 6:25 AM Sat 21 Jul 2012
RC44 Sweden Cup day 2 images from photographer Carlo Borlenghi. ...[more]

RC44 Sweden Cup - Artemis Racing on form in Marstrand + Video By Jo Grindley, 5:57 AM Fri 20 Jul 2012
With the RC44 Sweden Cup now underway, Artemis Racing were quick to show the way in fleet racing. After being lulled into thinking summer had arrived, the grey skies and rain returned bringing with it a light south easterly breeze that never topped eight knots. But through the damp weather, Sweden’s Artemis Racing shone. ...[more]

RC44 Sweden Cup - All set for Marstrand battle By Jo Grindley, , 4:20 AM Tue 17 Jul 2012
The RC44 Sweden Cup is set to take place from 18-22 July. This penultimate event of the 2012 RC44 Championship Tour will encompass five days of racing in Marstrand, Sweden. The Championship is still wide open after Artemis Racing’s win on Lake Traunsee just seven weeks ago. ...[more]

RC44 Austria Cup - Change of season on final day + Video By Jo Grindley, 5:19 AM Mon 4 Jun 2012
On the closing day of the RC44 Austria Cup, there was a complete change of season on Lake Traunsee, the intermittent rain and unseasonal cold giving way to sunshine. But this came at the expense of wind. After a long wait, finally a sea breeze filled in from the north (opposite of the last two days), allowing the RC44s to rally on the start line for a gun at 1500 (local) ...[more]

RC44 Austria Cup - Two great races for Artemis + Video By Jo Grindley, 4:30 AM Sun 3 Jun 2012
RC44 Austria Cup - Morgan Larson is soon to be crowned ‘King of the Lake’ after Torbjorn Tornqvist’s Artemis picked up another two wins in today’s two races on Lake Traunsee to take a commanding lead overall. The start of the day didn’t look hopeful. The sky was grey and overcast with prolonged rain shutting off the wind. ...[more]

RC44 Austria Cup - Artemis takes the lead with a star performance By Jo Grindley, , 5:53 AM Sat 2 Jun 2012
If the RC44 Austria Cup’s star performer was the crew on Rene Mangold’s AEZ RC 44 Team yesterday, then today’s second round of fleet racing belonged to Torbjorn Tornqvist and the crew of Artemis. Racing started on time at 1130 local, with 8-10 knots funnelling up snowy peak-lined Lake Traunsee from the south. This held long enough for Principle Race Officer Peter Reggio to bang off three races ...[more]

RC44 Austria Cup - Action in full swing on Lake Traunsee By Jo Grindley, , 4:56 AM Fri 1 Jun 2012
The RC44 Austria Cup is now in full swing and Lake Traunsee threw everything at the fleet for the first day of fleet racing. The day started with a glassy lake that delayed proceeding. A light westerly breeze emerged and the twelve competing boats were sent afloat, only for the breeze to shut off just as the fleet arrived. After a drift in the sun the skies suddenly darkened and 25 knots of breeze ...[more]

RC44 Austria Cup - Synergy Team excels on Lake Traunsee By Jo Grindley, , 6:10 AM Thu 31 May 2012
The RC44 Austria Cup is now underway and is set to run until the 3rd June. Best tactics for sailing on a lake surrounded by snow topped mountains 'follow Markus Weiser' was Synergy’s tactician Ed Baird’s answer in this morning’s press conference. However, there was no following to be done by the Russian team who lost just one race to No Way Back, and that was down to a ripped spinnaker. ...[more]

RC44 Cascais Cup - Coutts directs Katusha to victory in Portugal By Jo Grindley, 4:51 AM Mon 2 Apr 2012
The RC44 Cascais Cup has thrown everything at the fifteen competing teams in Portugal, from boat breaking conditions to light sea-breeze, sun, a storm and even a couple of hours of torrential rain. With four times America's Cup winner, Russell Coutts calling tactics, Katusha (RUS) went into the final day of racing with a strong 13-point lead. ...[more]

RC44 Cascais Cup - Katusha shows the way + Video By Jo Grindley, 6:30 AM Sun 1 Apr 2012
Event leader Katusha (RUS) showed the fleet the way in the first race on the penultimate day of racing at the Cascais RC44 Cup. Race two started with a general recall, Race Officer Peter Reggio was quick to hoist the black flag with new boys Aegir (GBR) and RUS 7 being called over and disqualified from the race. ...[more]

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