Monday, June 24, 2013

RC44’s Gearing Up For Some Swedish Action in Marstrand

The RC44 fleet returns for the third consecutive year to the sailing mecca of Marstrand, Sweden for round three of the 2013 RC44 Championship Tour. The fleet of 11 teams will be joined by the Bronenosec Sailing Team owned by Russian Vladimir Liubomirov ready for the first day of racing on Tuesday 25th May.
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The Championship is still wide open after tight racing in the final race of the RC44 Trapani Cup, Sicily in May. RC44 heavy weights Team Aqua eventually snatched the lead from Slovenian Team CEEREF to win the event and take their place at the top of the overall fleet racing leaderboard.
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“The class is in a fantastic place right now and it's some of the best sailing on offer in an international circuit. The last event in Trapani was really tough and while we were victorious in the end we really had to fight for it with close racing all week. For us it all finally came together in the last race when it really counted. The skill level in the fleet is really deep and we’ve seen the new teams put in some really good events,” said Team Aqua’s tactician Cameron Appleton.
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After dominating the start of the season Russian team Katusha were pushed aside by Team Aqua and just one point separates first and second place. With gun tactician Andy Horton (USA) calling the shots, Katusha holds a strong three-point lead at the top of the match racing leaderboard with Team Aqua in second and match racing experts, Aleph Racing in third.
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Racing on home waters will be Torbjorn Tornqvist, owner of Artemis Racing, who are currently in third place in the fleet race ranking. Tornqvist will be joined by tactician Morgan Larson and is looking for a win in Sweden to be in contention for this year's championship title having finished on the podium for the past four seasons.
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This is the third year the class has raced in Marstrand, known for it's reliable and regular strong afternoon sea breezes.

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