The RC44 sailboat was designed by Russell Coutts and with the assistance of naval architect Andrej Justin the boat is built by Pauger Carbon Composite / Pauger Yachts and first launched in 2007. The class is recognised by the International Sailing Federation in November 2009 and held it first World Championships in 2010.
In addition the class holds a tour taking in a number of the key sailing locations in North America, Europe and the Middle East.
The opening day of the 2018 RC44 Calero Marinas Cup indicated firstly how close the season for the Russell Coutts-inspired one designs is set to be and how to win, it will be vital to make zero mistakes.
A North Atlantic cold front, threatening to wreak havoc over Lanzarote, provided Solent-like conditions for the opening race on day three of the RC44 Calero Marinas Cup, the first event of the 2018 RC44 championship. Fortunately, once the front had passed, the wind veered back into the south, the...
Lanzarote laid on superb conditions for day two of the RC44 Calero Marinas Cup under brilliant sunshine and winds that started in the sub-10 range before building solidly into the 20s, making for a spectacular action-packed third and final race.
Nico Poons' Charisma proved that there is a new player in town in the one design fleet, as they clung on to their lead from yesterday to win the RC44 Calero Marinas Cup, the opening event of the 2018 RC44 championship. But it came down to the last run of the last race when a final curved ball cut...
Slovenia continued to deliver on day two of the RC44 Portoroz Cup. With another light forecast, crew and race committee were relieved to arrive in Marina Portoroz to find a solid northeasterly breeze. Anticipating that this welcome situation might not last, PRO Peter Reggio coaxed crews off the d...
All the boats, bar one, have scored bullets at the RC44 Portoroz Cup after two new teams added their names to the list of race winners here in Slovenia. So far in eight races six teams have scored bullets.
With the incentive of playing before their home crowd here in Slovenia and also being holder of the 2016 and 2017 RC44 season championship titles, Igor Lah’s Team CEEREF tops the leaderboard by two points after the opening day of the RC44 Portoroz Cup.
Igor Lah's Team CEEREF, which went into this regatta as the leading boat after the first two events of the 2018 RC44 season, carried on its excellent form off Marstrand, posting the fleet's best results.
Torbjorn Tornqvist and his crew on Artemis Racing continued their progressive form on a closely-fought third day at the RC44 Marstrand Cup off Sweden’s west coast, moving from second place to first overall after nine races.
Dutchman Nico Poons and his crew on Charisma triumphed at the end of a thrilling final day in the 2018 RC44 Marstrand Cup which came down to the last run of the 12th and last race in sparkling sunshine off Sweden’s west coast.
Day Two of their 2018 World Championship will go down in RC44 history books with three races sailed in waves, and at the top of the wind range, forcing teams to break out their No.3 headsails and small spinnakers.
Another adrenalin-pumping, top of the range day off Cascais at the RC44 World Championship saw Igor Lah's Team CEEREF claim two bullets from three races, enabling the Slovenian team to stay in contact with Vladimir Prosikhin's ultra-consistent leader Team Nika.
Team Nika became the first team ever to claim a hat trick of RC44 World Championship titles after Vladimir Prosikhin, tactician Dean Barker and their crew managed to fend off Igor Lah's Team CEEREF on the final day of big conditions racing off Cascais.
Despite being mid-November, Portugal laid on warm temperatures and light winds for the opening day of the RC44 Cascais Cup. In the opening race Vladimir Prosikhin's Team Nika started as her crew intended. They pulled off a good mid-line start on starboard and managed to control the fleet to take ...
How things can change. After two light days but with a comparatively large Atlantic swell running, an aggressive-looking cold front off the Portuguese coast looked set to make racing impossible on the penultimate day of the RC44 Cascais Cup.