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Baptism of fire for Class newcomers at Puerto Calero RC 44 Cup By Bernard Schopfer, Puerto Calero , 7:53 AM Thu 26 Feb 2009
The RC 44 Championship Tour 2009 started today in Puerto Calero with the first matches of Round Robin one. Luis Doreste, Karol Jablonski, Pieter Heerema and many other top sailors participated in their first RC 44 regatta. The conditions were light and unstable, leading to some surprises and upsets. ...[more]

RC 44 Championship Tour announces schedule for 2009 By MaxComm Communications, 12:25 PM Wed 11 Feb 2009
The RC 44 Championship Tour 2009 will start in Puerto Calero (Canary Islands, Spain), on February 25. It will then take the fleet to Cagliari (ITA), Gmunden (AUS), Malcesine (Lake Garda, ITA), the South of France and Dubai ...[more]

Team Ceeref wins but not before a battle By MaxComm Communications, 7:59 AM Mon 15 Dec 2008
Team Ceeref struggled to make sense of the big windshifts that tumbled off the mountains of Lanzarote in gusts that sometimes blew up to 27 knots. Banco Espirito Santo, Patrick de Barros credited Russell Coutts for making sense of the 40 degree shifts as the Portuguese boat picked up a 1,2 in the first two heats. ...[more]

RC44 Gold Cup: Artemis takes DHL Trophy By MaxComm Communications, 8:34 AM Sun 14 Dec 2008
RC44 Gold Cup. You can’t just turn up in the RC44 class and expect to win, but today saw the new owners come to the fore in the Puerto Calero RC44 Gold Cup in Lanzarote. Torbjorn Tornqvist steered Artemis to victory in the long distance race for the DHL Trophy, and local owner Daniel Calero came second. ...[more]

Team Ceeref continue winning at RC44 Gold Cup By Event media, Lanzarote , 8:02 AM Sat 13 Dec 2008
After James Spithill steering Team Ceeref to victory in all 10 match races of the Puerto Calero RC44 Gold Cup, today owner Igor Lah continued that winning streak in fine style, taking three of the four fleet races, and finishing second in the other. Can anyone stop the Slovenian team? ...[more]

Spithill delivers a match racing master class By Event media, RC44 Lanzarote , 6:44 AM Fri 12 Dec 2008
James Spithill delivered another match racing master class today, winning all five of his matches for the second day running in the Puerto Calero RC44 Gold Cup. This means that Igor Lah’s Team Ceeref win the 2008 Match Race Series by a dominant margin ...[more]

Spithill leads RC44 Puerto Calero Gold Cup By Event media, Lanzarote, Spain , 7:58 AM Thu 11 Dec 2008
Lanzarote delivered on its promises of strong wind today, with the six RC44 teams battling to master the gusty conditions while also trying to win their five flights of intense match racing. The only boat to keep a clean sheet was Igor Lah’s Team Ceeref, helmed by James Spithill ...[more]

RC 44 Gold Cup, Puerto Calero will test the fleet By MaxComm Communication, 11:34 AM Wed 10 Dec 2008
The Puerto Calero RC44 Gold Cup starts December 10-14, with some strong Atlantic breezes in store for the first day of match racing. This event is the last regatta in the RC 44 2008 Championship Tour. The season's match, fleet race and long distance champions will be crowned. The pressure is rising: there is a lot at stake. ...[more]

Final of RC 44 season in Puerto Calero By RC 44 Class media, Spain , 7:07 PM Sat 29 Nov 2008
The final event of the RC 44, the Gold Cup will take place in Puerto Calero, Canary Islands, Spain, on December 10-14. The season’s match, fleet race and long distance champions will be crowned. The pressure is rising: there is a lot at stake ...[more]

Barros and Coutts team takes RC 44 Cup event win By Bernard Schopfer, Trieste , 10:09 AM Sun 12 Oct 2008
Patrick de Barros and Russell Coutts haven’t had to fight to keep their three points lead over Armando Giulietti’s Team Hiroshi – Città di Milano: there was once again no wind today and the racing got cancelled at 2:30 PM by Race Officer Peter Reggio ...[more]

Barros and Coutts' team holds RC44 lead By Bernard Schopfer, 7:53 AM Sat 11 Oct 2008
The sailors involved in the Friuli Venezia Giulia RC44 Cup finally had the opportunity to sail superb races today. Held in up to 25 knots of wind, the races confirmed Patrick de Barros and Russell Coutts’ leadership. Team Banco Espirito Santo leads the regatta from Team Hiroshi – Città di Milano and Team Aqua. ...[more]

Banco Espirito Santo masters Trieste breeze By Bernard Schopfer - MaxComm Communication, Trieste , 10:30 AM Fri 10 Oct 2008
After another long postponement at the Friuli Venezia Giulia RC44 Cup, the fleet regatta finally started today afternoon at 3:00 PM. Patrick de Barros’ Banco Espirito Santo made the best of the light breeze and won the race ahead of BMW ORACLE Racing (with Peter de Ridder at the helm) and Armando Giulietti’s Team Hiroshi – Città di Milano. ...[more]

No winner as RC44 fleet denied victory by weather By Bernard Schopfer, Trieste , 6:57 AM Thu 9 Oct 2008
The RC 44’s managed to complete two more flights today. BMW ORACLE Racing, Cro-A-Sail, Ceeref and Artemis are the winners of the day. However, with only three flights completed the contest is not valid. The fleet regatta starts tomorrow. ...[more]

Tricky breeze at Friuli Venezia Giulia RC 44 Cup By MaxComm Communication, Trieste , 5:03 AM Wed 8 Oct 2008
Tricky breeze on day one of the Friuli Venezia Giulia RC 44 Cup. The RC 44’s completed one flight today, with 3 knots of wind. Ceeref, Organika, Team Aqua and BMW ORACLE racing earned a precious point in those tricky conditions. ...[more]

New teams join the RC 44 Class By Bernard Schopfer, 5:58 PM Tue 30 Sep 2008
Formerly known as the Trieste Cup, the Friuli Venezia Giulia RC 44 Cup will take place next week in Trieste (ITA). The fifth event of the RC 44 Championship Tour 2008 will take place in Trieste (ITA) on October 7-11. The regatta will assemble some of the world’s best sailors on board ten strict one design RC 44’s. ...[more]

Day 1 of Nations Cup Qualifier - AUS and NZL By RNZYS Media, 12:16 PM Fri 26 Sep 2008
After a morning practice session comprising a mixed round-robin at the request of the competitors, racing got underway at 1.30 this afternoon in absolutely sparkling conditions but with a shifty light south-westerly breeze that ranged from 8 – 13 knots. Racing was made challenging for sailors and the race management personnel alike. ...[more]

Italians conquer RC44 Malcesine Slam Cup By Bernard Schopfer, 8:22 AM Mon 14 Jul 2008
Armando Giulietti’s Team Hiroshi – Città di Milano, the Italian team, confirmed its good results from the beginning of the season and increases its lead in the RC 44 Championship Tour. Hiroshi will keep the Tour leader’s gold wheels for the next event, in Trieste, on October 7-11 - Two more events will take place before the end of the Championship Tour ...[more]

Banco Espirito Santo wins DHL Trophy - RC 44 Cup By Bernard Schopfer, Malcesine , 7:49 AM Sun 13 Jul 2008
The wind was not at its best on Lake Garda today for the long distance DHL Trophy - Malcesine SLAM Cup. However, the nine RC 44’s managed to sail an interesting regatta. Banco Espirito Santo made the best out of the conditions to win the race, ahead of Team Hiroshi – Città di Milano and Ceeref. Armando Giulietti’s Team Hiroshi is now alone at the top of the fleet race ranking. ...[more]

Team Sea Dubai and Hiroshi lead RC44 Cup By RC44 Class Association, 6:39 PM Sat 12 Jul 2008
Team Sea Dubai and Hiroshi take the lead in the fleet regatta of the RC44 Malcesine Slam Cup. The fleet race event of the RC 44 Malcesine SLAM Cup started this afternoon on Lake Garda with the team owners back at the helm. ...[more]

BMW Oracle wins RC44 Malcesine Slam Cup Match race By Bernard Schopfer, 7:29 AM Fri 11 Jul 2008
The scenario of the match race event couldn’t have been any better, with four teams sharing the lead before the last race, illustrating the closeness and the intensity of the event! Larry Ellison, Russell Coutts and their crew made the best of it; they are the 2008 RC 44 Continental champions. ...[more]

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