April 9, 2019
Season 2019 is fast picking up speed. Tomorrow, another popular class of ships will join the battle: in the Bay of Kotor (this, we recall, Montenegro) the first races of the sailing series will be held, which is now briefly called 44Cup.
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In the regatta RC44 Porto Montenegro Cup 2019, which is the starting point of this series (it is held for the 13th time), 9 teams will take part, including three – under the Russian flag. Here is the complete list:
Aleph Racing (France) – skipper South Lepic (France), tactician – Michele Ivaldi (Italy);
Artemis Racing (Sweden) – skipper Torbjørn Terkvist (Sweden), tactician – Andy Horton (USA);
Bronenosec Sailing Team (Russia) – skipper Vladimir Lyubomirov / Kirill Frolov (Russia), tactician Cameron Dunn (New Zealand);
Charisma (Monaco) – skipper Niko Puns (Holland), tactician Morgan Reaser (USA);
Peninsula Petroleum Sailing Team (UK) – skipper John Bassadone (UK), tactician – Ed Baird (USA);
Team Aqua (UK) – skipper Chris Bake (UK), tactician Cameron Appleton (New Zealand);
Team CEEREF (Slovenia) – skipper Igor La (Slovenia), tactician Adrian Stead (United Kingdom);
Team Nika (Russia) – skipper Vladimir Prosikhin (Russia), tactician Tom Slingsby (Australia);
Tavatuy Sailing Team (Russia) – skipper Pavel Kuznetsov (Russia), tactician Yevgeny Neugodnikov (Russia).
For those who are just beginning to be interested in sailing, let us specify: RC44 is a racing sailing yacht of small displacement, equipped with powerful sails. The class was created by the legend of the America's Cup, Russell Coots (hence the RC in the title) and the Slovenian designer Andrei Justin.
Everything else will tell, so to speak, in the process. In the meantime, let's put an end to this, informing us by tradition that we will follow the races – and, of course, root for ours!
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