Adris RC44 Cup final day report from Paul Cayard, match racing helmsman/tactician for Katusha:
Katusha - Adris RC44 Cup 2011
Two races were held today in six to seven knots of wind and the Artemis/Katusha team had a good day.
Artemis had a 1, 2 and Katusha had a 5, 1. Artemis moved up to second place for the regatta behind Aqua who did just what they had to do to seal their first place. Cereef had a great regatta to round out the top three.
Having a good day today and winning the last race of the regatta was a bit of redemption especially for me as I did not do a good job this week tactically.
Unfortunately, it was too late to make an impact on our position for this regatta.
Rovinj was spectacular. Unusually good weather blessed the fleet this week with temps close to 30C and not a cloud in the sky all week. I am sure the RC44 fleet will be back soon.
The next RC44 event is the World Championship which will be held at Puerto Calero in Lanzarote in November.
I am back to Valencia tomorrow for the Artemis Racing America's Cup campaign.
Artemis Racing website
RC44 Class Association website