Wednesday, June 29, 2011

RC44's in Cagliari

Round three of the RC44 Championship Tour kicks off today in Cagliari with one day of match racing followed by four days of fleet racing.
Photo: Nico Martinez/RC44
Located on Sardinia’s south coast, the 15 teams challenging for the RC44 Cagliari Cup will race on Cagliari Bay renowned for its strong and consistent breezes.

Two new teams, MAG Racing from Poland and RUS-7 Sail Racing Team powered by have joined the RC44 Tour. Although they will not be challenging for the 2011 title as all six events of the Tour count towards the overall title, they are preparing for their 2012 assault.
Photo: Nico Martinez/RC44
In the overall Tour standings ORACLE Racing (USA) leads the title race after two events, following their victory at the RC44 Austria Cup in May. But they will need to keep an eye on Chris Bake’sTeam Aqua (GBR), who launched their brand new RC44 on Lake Traunsee in Austria last month. Team Aqua also lead the Match Race rankings and are just two points off the leaders in the fleet race standings. Katusha (RUS) skippered by Paul Cayard are two further points behind in third.

Lulu Roseman

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