RC44 World Championship 2016 Sotogrande – Spain – Saturday 14th May

RC44 World Championship 2016 Sotogrande

ABOUT THE RC44 Championship Tour and it’s specification:

Since its launch in 2007, the RC44 Championship Tour has established itself as a key series to compete on in the international yacht racing circuit.

The defining spirit of the Tour brings together the worlds of sailing and business, allowing amateur owner drivers to race, high performance one-design yachts, with some of the world’s elite sailors, competing at some of the most beautiful and diverse sailing venues around the world.

Although one of most competitive classes on the international circuit, the RC44 class is also one of the most friendly and welcoming.
With its strict one-design format the RC44 class is as level a playing field as you could wish to find in international yacht racing.

The RC44 is a light displacement, high performance one-design racing yacht. Co-designed by five-time America’s Cup winner Russell Coutts with naval architect Andrej Justin, the boats are strictly identical in terms of construction, shape of hull, appendages and weight/weight distribution, as well as a 50-50 split between amateurs and professionals in each eight-person crew.

With everything, from the keel to the tip of the mast, made entirely from carbon, and with a powerful sail plan, the RC44 is rapid downwind, commanding upwind and performs exceptionally in both light winds and heavier breezes.
The RC44’s innovative and technical design present an exciting new hybrid sailing challenge, with the crews expected to hike like a sports boat and grind as you would on a keelboat.

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