RC44ClassAssociation video above published Jul 1, 2018: All the very best shots from a stunning week of racing in Marstrand.
RC44 Marstrand Cup Day 3: Artemis Racing displaces CEEREF to take a narrow lead
RC44 Class Association video above published Jun 30, 2018: 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.
The dark blue-hulled all-carbon one-design with Tornqvist on the wheel scored a third place in the first race of the day – heat seven of the series – then second in race eight, and recovered well to finish fifth in race nine when they briefly dropped from first to eighth at the leeward mark.
Artemis now leads the overall ranking on 37 points and by two points from Nico Poons’ crew on the much-improved Charisma which jumped four places from sixth to second with the best overall performance of the day. They scored a win in race seven, were fifth in race eight and were second in race nine.
In third place, another two points behind, is Bronenosec Sailing Team jointly skippered this week by Vladimir Liubomirov and Kirill Frolov. Then comes their fellow Russian Vladimir Prosikhin on Team Nika in fourth place. Meanwhile Igor Lah’s CEEREF – which led after the first day and won today’s final race – is now in fifth place.
The RC44 Marstrand Cup is the third event of the 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.
Trying the RC44 out for size
RC44 Class Association video above published Jun 28, 2018: Testing out the RC44 in Marstrand is new Russian crew Tavatuy Sailing Team. In search of a fresh challenge after running a successful Melges 32 campaign, watch the team to get their first impressions of the boat.
Welcome to the RC44 Marstrand Cup
RC44 Class Association video above published June 27, 2018: Practice racing at the RC44 Marstrand Cup - It doesn't get much better than this.
RC44 Marstrand Cup, Marstrand, Sweden, June 28 - July 1, Venue: Marstrand on the west coast of Sweden where racing will take place from 27th June until 1st July. This event provides the opportunity for the two Swedish teams, Torbjörn Törnqvist’s Artemis Racing and Artemis Racing Youth, to compete on home waters. Racing schedule and results.
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
- Slovenia Team Ceeref (SLO 11) - 5
- United Kingdom Team Aqua (GBR 2041) - 6
- Monaco Charisma (MON 69) - 7
- Russia Team Nika (RUS 10) - 9
- Sweden Artemis Racing (SWE44) - 9
- France Aleph Racing (FRA17) - 10
- United Kingdom Peninsula Petroleum (GBR 1) - 10
- Russia Bronenosec Sailing (RUS 18) - 16
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