26 September 2018

RC44 Cascais World Championship, Cascais, Portugal, Sep 26-30

The best shots from the 2018 RC44 World Championship

RC44ClassAssociation video above published Sep 30, 2018: "From our editors at Icarus Sports all the best shots from the 2018 RC44 World Championship."

Day 4 RC44 World Championship 2018 - record third title for Team Nika

RC44ClassAssociation video above published Sep 30, 2018: 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. The two boats started the day with Team Nika five points ahead.

Day 3 RC44 World Championship - Team CEEREF on a charge at RC44 World Championship

RC44 Class Association video above published Sep 29, 2018: 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.

Day 2 RC44 World Championship 2018 - New leader at the RC44 World Championship

RC44ClassAssociation video above published Sep 28, 2018: 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 no3 headsails and small spinnakers. Racing got underway on time at 1300 when the wind was already in the mid-teens. Once again the right side of the race course, close to the shore, was paying massively, offering the triple win on the upwinds of tidal relief, flatter water and a favourable right shift.

Day 1 RC44 World Championship 2018 - Bronenosec's two bullet surprise

RC44 Class Association video above published Sep 27, 2018: Winning two out of today’s three races made Vladimir Liubomirov and Kirill Frolov’s Bronenosec Sailing Team the stand-out performer on day one of the RC44 World Championship. With winds starting at 12 knots and building into the high teens, plus flat water and shorts and T-shirt temperatures, Cascais laid on tourist board-approved conditions. However these only materialized mid-afternoon, after wise instructions to wait ashore by PRO Peter Reggio and the race management team from the Real Club Nautico de Cascais.

 The World Championship, Cascais, is the fourth event of the 2018 RC44 Championship Tour which pits the world's top businessmen and the best sailors in the industry compete in high-performance one-design 44-foot carbon racing yachts.

Racing schedule and results.

Standings before Cascais:
  1.    Monaco Charisma (MON 69)
  2.    Slovenia Team Ceeref (SLO 11)
  3.    Sweden Artemis Racing (SWE44)
  4.    Russia Team Nika (RUS 10)
  5.    United Kingdom Team Aqua (GBR 2041)
  6.    United Kingdom Peninsula Petroleum (GBR 1)
  7.    France Aleph Racing (FRA17)
  8.    Russia Bronenosec Sailing (RUS 18)
  9.    Russia Tavatuy Sailing Team (RUS 21)

2018 RC44 Class RC44 Championship Tour 2018 event schedule
  • 28 Feb - 4 Mar – RC44 Calero Marinas Cup 2018 – Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
  • 9 - 13 May – RC44 Portorož Cup – Portorož, Slovenia
  • 28 Jun - 1 Jul - RC44 Marstrand Cup – Marstrand, Sweden
  • 26 - 30 Sep - RC44 Cascais World Championship – Cascais, Portugal 
  • 14 - 18 Nov – RC44 Valletta Cup – Valletta, Malta

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