World Champ RC44 – Team Aqua prevails again

RC44 BERMUDA CUP
The team onboard Team Aqua worked hard today to ensure consistency in tricky conditionsRC44 BERMUDA CUP The team onboard Team Aqua worked hard today to ensure consistency in tricky conditions

RC44 Bermuda Cup – RC44 Report – Having come out on top in yesterday’s match racing after some complex countback mathematics, Chris Bake’s Team Aqua was more definitely the stand-out performer on the opening day of fleet racing at the RC44 Bermuda Cup.




Great Sound was also in more pleasant mood. While yesterday the wind was 20+ knots, conditions felt more summery today with the wind just about gusting to 15 knots, but more regularly 10. It was extremely shifty too, varying in direction between 325 and 025°.

In today’s four races Team Aqua never dropped off the podium. Scoring 2-3-1-3 saw her return to the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club leading, two points clear of Vladimir Liubomirov’s Bronenosec Sailing Team.

Following yesterday’s requirement for brute force and survival skills, today’s lighter winds placed a premium on tactical calls and crew finesse, “Key was the guys doing a fantastic job,” explainedTeam Aqua tactician, Cameron Appleton. “It was a very active day for the crew and the guys trimming the sails did a really good job. We sailed well.”

 

RC44 Bermuda Cup – Fleet Racing Results (4R)

Pos Team R1 R2 R3 R4 PP Tot
1 Aqua (GBR 2041) 2 3 1 3 9
2 Bronenosec Sailing Team (RUS18) 1 4 4 2 11
3 Artemis Racing (SWE44) 4

RDG

4

RDG

4

RDG

4

RDG

16
4 Team CEEREF (SLO11) 9

DSQ

1 3 1 3 17
5 Team Nika (RUS10) 3 7 2 5 17
6 Peninsula Petroleum (GBR1) 5 2 6 4 17
7 Katusha (RUS 21) 4 6 5 7 22
8 Artemis Racing Youth (SWE 4) 6 5 7 6 24
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