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 44Cup Marstrand World Championship 2019 was one of exceptional sailing conditions in 15 knot winds, under brilliant sunshine and usually on top of a short, sharp chop making for an exhilarating, if wet ride for the nine crews competing.
44Cup Marstrand World Championship 2019 - Day Three
Stand-out performer was Chris Bake’s Team Aqua, which, much like Hugues Lepic’s Aleph Racing on Day One, scored no race worse than a fifth place. Her resounding 2-5-2-1 scoreline has left Bake’s team with a useful eight point advantage going into the final day.
44Cup Marstrand World Championship 2019 - Final Day
Holding an eight point advantage going into the final day, and then doing enough to hang on, enabled Chris Bake’s Team Aqua to be crowned the 44Cup Marstrand World Champions for 2019. The team claimed this year’s title ahead of Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika and Torbjörn Törnqvist’s local heroes ...
44Cup Marstrand World Championship 2019 - Highlights
Highlights of all the action resulting in Chris Bake’s Team Aqua being crowned the 44Cup Marstrand World Champions for 2019. The team claimed this year’s title ahead of Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika and Torbjörn Törnqvist’s local heroes aboard Artemis Racing.
Lah's Team CEEREF comfortably won the second race and holds the lead overall by two points at this halfway stage of the 44Cup Porto Montenegro. Kirill Frolov's Bronenosec appeared to have the first race sewn up only for her gennaker to blow up on the approach to the finish line leaving John Bassa...
Artemis Racing won the pin but was held up from tacking by the boats above her. Nonetheless the left side seemed to pay off up until the very top of the beat when coming in from the right the new Russian 44Cup team, Pavel Kuznetsov's Tavatuy Sailing Team scored a major coup rounding the weather m...
The Bay of Tivat came good for the final day of the 44Cup Porto Montenegro with three races held and a most worthy winner in Igor Lah’s Team CEEREF. The Slovenian team led this first event of the 2019 44 Cup from the outset. Neither they nor Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika won a race, but showed i...
The crews were taken out of their comfort zone for the 44Cup Porto Montenegro navigator’s race, a pro-am event for the usual nine teams, but with more guest racers on board. With the navigator’s race taking the boats through the narrow channel between the Bay of Tivat and the Bay of Kotur, the RC...
A difficult opening day of the Adris 44Cup Rovinj saw just one race completed and a worthy winner in Igor Lah's Team CEEREF. But perhaps never in the history of the 44Cup have so many different teams led during one race.
Glory boys of day two were unquestionably Nico Poons' Charisma, who managed to secure bullets in the day's first and last races. However these sandwiched a costly last place - the classic zero-to-hero way for which the Monaco-based Dutchman's team has become famous.
Aleph Racing scored their third bullet out of four races, increasing their five point lead at the day's start to a massive 10. Ultimately a fourth place in the final race handed the French team victory at the Adris 44Cup Rovinj.