44Cup

44Cup

4 Seasons

The defining spirit of the 44Cup brings together the worlds of sailing and business, allowing amateur owner drivers to race high performance one-design yachts against some of the world’s best sailors, competing in some of the most beautiful and diverse sailing venues around the world.

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  • Celebrating Ten Years Of The RC44

    Episode 1

    Celebrating the world's best sailors and the influential businessmen that have raced shoulder-to-shoulder since the RC44 stormed into the international racing scene 10-years ago. From the Middle East to Europe, the Caribbean to America, over the last ten years the RC44 Championship Tour has visit...

  • RC44 Sotogrande Cup - Day One

    Episode 2

    The opening day of the RC44 season and the RC44 Sotogrande Cup proved extremely trying for PRO Peter Reggio and his race management team as they valiantly strove to keep the course orientated to the wind, an operation that required course changes on nearly every leg of all four races. With the he...

  • RC44 Sotogrande Cup - Day Two

    Episode 3

    Rain of Old Testament magnitude descended on Spain's Costa del Sol for day two of the RC44 Sotogrande Cup. While the wind was not excessive, the sea state decidedly was. Even as RC44 crews and race management surfaced for their breakfast this morning, it was evident that the onshore easterly bree...

  • RC44 Sotogrande Cup - Day Three

    Episode 4

    Once again the wind was not the issue today but an initially massive sea state that had the nimble RC44s disappearing in the troughs up to their spreaders. To make matters harder the wind and the wave train weren't aligned with boats sailing along the giant waves on starboard tack and crashing di...

  • RC44 Sotogrande Cup - Final Day

    Episode 5

    After two severe days, Sotogrande and the Andalusian coastline laid on perfect conditions for the final day of competition at the RC44 Sotogrande Cup. Mountainous seas gave way to a short chop, torrential rain gave way to brilliant sunshine and a stiff but shifty 20 knot, westerly offshore wind, ...

  • 2017 RC44 Championship Tour - This is why we race

    Episode 6

    The 2017 RC44 Championship Tour pits the world's top businessmen and the best sailors in the industry compete in high-performance one-design 44-foot carbon racing yachts. The 2017 Tour travels around Spain, Italy, Sweden, Portugal and Lanzarote.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • RC44 Porto Cervo Cup - Practice Day

    Episode 7

    The teams hit the water for practice racing ahead of the RC44 Porto Cervo Cup - even though it was shaking off the cobwebs teams were still intense on the water.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • RC44 Porto Cervo Cup - Day One

    Episode 8

    John Bassadone’s Peninsula Petroleum holds a slender lead after three races and considerable patience from race officials and competitors alike on the opening day of the RC44 Porto Cervo Cup, hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. While conditions were forecast to be a brisk 15-20 knots, they w...

  • RC44 Porto Cervo Cup - Day Two

    Episode 9

    Uncertainty continued about the weather for day two of the RC44 Porto Cervo Cup, hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. In the event, competitors used most of their sails as, after a light to moderate start, the wind kicked in close to the class’ maximum limit and there were several significant...

  • RC44 Porto Cervo Cup - Day Three

    Episode 10

    Despite Sardinia returning to more sunny summery conditions, the onset of the Mistral wind resulted in racing being cancelled on Day Three of the RC44 Porto Cervo Cup hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. After keeping the teams ashore this morning, at noon Principal Race Officer Peter Reggio ...

  • RC44 Porto Cervo Cup - Final Day

    Episode 11

    Two years of dedication to the RC44 class paid off today for Russian Alexander Novoselov, his American tactician Andy Horton and the crew of Katusha, winning their first ever event on the RC44 Championship. Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda has offered the full range of conditions for the nine teams comp...

  • RC44 Marstrand World Championship 2017 - Race Day Preview

    Episode 12

    Welcome to Marstrand and the 2017 RC44 World Championship. Here is a little preview of what you can expect from the RC44's! The RC44 Marstrand World Championship is the third event of the 2017 RC44 Championship Tour, which pits the world's top businessmen and the best sailors in the industry comp...

  • RC44 Marstrand World Championship 2017 - Day One

    Episode 13

    Vladimir Prosikhin has steered Team Nika into the lead of the RC44 Marstrand World Championship after a solid opening day in Sweden. The Russian crew notched up scores of 2,6,1 in the nine-boat fleet to hold a two-point advantage over defending World Champion, Team Ceeref from Slovenia.

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  • RC44 Marstrand World Championship 2017 - Day Two

    Episode 14

    Bronenosec Sailing showed some serious interest in the title after putting in some good scores on day two of the RC44 Marstrand World Championship. Vladimir Liubomirov steered the blue boat to victory in the first race of the day, sailed in about 8 to 10 knots of westerly wind. A sixth in the nex...

  • RC44 Marstrand World Championship 2017 - Day Three

    Episode 15

    A few boats had a good go at the front of the fleet on day three of the RC44 Marstrand World Championship, but none could match the consistency of Team Nika. Vladimir Prosikhin took the winner's gun in the first race of the day, sailed in 10 knots and lumpy seas. When the rain fell, it made littl...

  • RC44 Marstrand World Championship 2017 - Final Day

    Episode 16

    Team Nika have won the RC44 Marstrand World Championship after a dominant performance across the four days of competition. The final day delivered the strongest wind of the week, with the north-westerly breeze blowing at 15 knots and with a big, lumpy seaway. Vladimir Prosikhin may not have won a...

  • RC44 Cascais Cup 2017 - Day One

    Episode 17

    Competition out on the water for day one of the RC44 Cascais Cup showed that the two points separating the top five boats in the overall 2017 RC44 Championship to be no aberration. After three races the leaderboard is similarly tight with just five points separating the top seven boats. Not only ...

  • RC44 Cascais Cup 2017 - Day Two

    Episode 18

    Cascais turned on the conditions for which it is famous – 25 knot winds and sunshine - for day two of the RC44 Cascais Cup. Again it was a day with three different winners and mixed results for all. Kirill Frolov's Bronenosec Sailing Team scored the first bullet of the day, in the first race when...

  • RC44 Cascais Cup 2017 - Day Three

    Episode 19

    Day Three of the RC44 Cascais Cup saw three more teams come to the fore for the first time. Conditions were difficult for the race committee, who ran the first race on the 'offshore course' in wind heading for the high 20s, and then had to move the race track into the Tagus estuary. Here the sea ...

  • RC44 Cascais Cup 2017 - Final Day

    Episode 20

    Cascais laid on an action-packed day for the conclusion of the 2017 RC44 Championship's penultimate event, the RC44 Cascais Cup. At the beginning of it, Igor Lah's Team CEEREF held a slender lead, but lost it to Charisma. By the start of the third and final race Alexander Novoselov's Katusha was ...

  • RC44 Calero Marinas Cup 2017 - Day One

    Episode 21

    Consistency was not easy on Day One in Lanzarote, with big Atlantic waves remaining as the wind dropped. Nonetheless it remains close and after three races just six points separates first from eighth. Chris Bake and team Aqua had a great day on water and currently leadings but with the Team Ceere...

  • RC44 Calero Marinas Cup 2017 - Day Two

    Episode 22

    While on Day One there was no stand-out crew, Peninsula Petroleum had the bit between her teeth, claiming race wins in both of today's two races, despite having two helms: Alfredo Morales standing in for John Bassadone who arrived in Lanzarote just in time to compete in and win race two.

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  • RC44 Calero Marinas Cup 2017 - Day Three

    Episode 23

    Saturday was lining up to be the big wind day of the RC44 Calero Marinas Cup, so windy that racing was likely to be cancelled. In the event, it was cancelled only due to a total lack of wind. With no immediate hope of racing, the nine RC44s were sent back ashore to Marina Lanzarote to await furth...

  • RC44 Calero Marinas Cup 2017 - Final Day

    Episode 24

    Despite performing dances for the wind gods, the wind failed to materialise for a second consecutive day at the RC44 Calero Marinas Cup in the normally windy Canary Islands. With no racing on the final day, John Bassadone’s Peninsula Petroleum claimed this, the last event of the season. In turn t...