RC44 Class Association video above published Nov 18, 2018.
Day 4 RC44 Cascais Cup - Charisma claims Cascais and Championship
RC44 Class Association video above published Nov 18, 2018: After day one here in Cascais, Nico Poons' Charisma was dead last having posted a 7-8. Even newcomer to the fleet, Paulo Mirpuri and his Mirpuri Foundation, enjoying his first ever day racing in the RC44 fleet, were ahead. A 2-2-6-1 on day two saw the Monaco-based Dutchman's team fight back to fourth place, still nine points from the lead. Yesterday, a welcome continuation of their winning streak saw them win both races in big winds and giant seas, coinciding with a most unfortunate day for day two's leader, Team Nika. This propelled Charisma into the lead.
Final overall standings:
Day 3 RC44 Cascais Cup 2018 - Charisma cleans up in big conditions Cascais
RC44 Class Association video above published Nov 17, 2018: The dramatically different conditions on day three of the RC44 Cascais Cup saw some teams come to the fore today, perhaps better suited to the severe conditions, none more so than Nico Poons' Charisma. The Monaco-based Dutchman had won yesterday's final race and continued his winning streak today to claim bullets in both of the two races held. In comparison yesterday's runaway leader, Vladimir Prosikhin's Team Nika, had a day they'd rather forget, posting a disappointing 6-8, the latter following some leeward gate spinnaker trawling. The end result going into the final day of the RC44 Cascais Cup, and of the 2018 season, is that Charisma has streaked into the lead, three points ahead of Chris Bake's Team Aqua.
See also Day 2 Video RC44 Cascais Cup 2018 - Four races, four different winners.
The RC44 Cascais Cup is the final 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.
Day 2 RC44 Cascais Cup - Drone Shots
RC44 Class Association video above published Nov 16, 2018: Beautiful drone shots from day two in Cascais from our team at Icarus Sports shows just how close the racing is for the teams competing in the RC44 final.
The final event of the 2018 RC44 Championship Tour is being hosted in Cascais, Portugal, 14th -18th November, 2018, taking on the oceanic conditions and big breeze that makes this sunny spot in southern Europe a favourite with all of the RC44 teams. Official website: www.rc44.com
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