RC44 Austria Cup - A level playing field

Cayard Sailing - RC44 Austria 2011
© Irene Ganser
RC44 Austria Cup 2011 is as level a playing field as you could wish to find in international yacht racing with its strict one-design racing format.

Paul Cayard onboard Katusha reports:

'We did one race here on the final day for the RC44 fleet. It was a rainy and cold day....temperature about 10 degreesC. It hailed at one point.

Oracle Racing continued their dominance of the event by winning the only race of the day. Onboard Katusha, we had our worst race of the event finishing 10th and finished up sixth overall. For sure it has been a frustrating three days since our good start last Thursday. Lake Traunsee is always an extremely tricky venue and this year I did not do a good job of figuring it out.

Artemis had a tough regatta and finished 11th.

Oracle Racing with Russell Coutts as tactician really did a great job and always seemed to be in the right place at the right time and that was quite a feat considering the wind was shifting 90 degrees regularly and 150 degrees at times.
Aqua, a brand new boat for this event got on form also in the last couple of days to finish second.

We are looking forward to the next event in Cagliari, Sardinia June 28-July 3. '

Results:
 R1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9       PnPPts
ORACLE Racing (USA 19)2239 TLE21151       -26
Team Aqua (GBR 2041)818142325       -34
No Way Back (NED 18)1312319834       -44
RC44 TEAM CEEREF (SLO 11)77119 TLE34218       -52
Aleph Sailing Team (FRA17)11135563482       -57
Katusha (RUS 007)3469 TLE879610       -62
Peninsula Petroleum Sailing Team (GBR 1)9629 TLE11125113       -68
Ironbound (USA 1)684212611913       -71
Islas Canarias Puerto Calero (ESP 1)410139 TLE51010411       -76
Team Nika (RUS 10)10519131112106       -77
Artemis Racing (SWE44)139777571312       -80
Synergy Russian Sailing Team (RUS 13)51110410813129       -82
AEZ RC 44 Sailing Team (AUT44)121296913677       283

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