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05.05.2013

The RC44 Trapani Cup really did go down to the wire, the eventual winner not decided until the final metres of the final race of the event. Team Aqua had laid the gauntlet down to Team CEEREF winning the first two races of the day. Going into the final decider Aqua led by just one-point, CEEREF needed to put a boat between them and Aqua to win the regatta. CEEREF thought they had done enough down the final run with Katusha between the pair, but in the final 100 metres the long term partnership of Chris Bake and Cameron Appleton snatched victory. (more)

05.05.2013

Seven-points separate the top three boats going into the final day of racing in Trapani. With no discards allowed at the RC44 events, no-one is taking bets on who will lift the RC44 Trapani Cup. Team CEEREF turned the gas up on their opposition winning the day’s opening race; Team Aqua did enough to stay in contention in second overall, while Katusha’s win in the second race of the day pulled them up into the top three for the first time in Trapani. (more)

03.05.2013

Trapani delivered perfect sailing conditions for the 13 competing international teams at the RC44 Trapani Cup. Three races saw three separate race winners, in a day where consistency was hard to come by. It was Team Aqua who managed stay out of trouble and jump to the top of the leader-board at the halfway point of the regatta. (more)

02.05.2013

Three teams took race wins on the first day of fleet racing at the RC44 Trapani Cup in Sicily, the last one of the day going to Team Aqua. But the team at the top of the leader-board didn’t win a race, instead it was consistency across all four races that was the key to Team CEEREF’s success. (more)

02.05.2013

The 13 teams involved in the RC44 Trapani Cup got six match race flights completed on Wednesday before the wind departed. Team Aqua, with Chris Bake at the helm, scored four wins and one loss. (more)

30.04.2013

Having travelled over 4000 nm across the Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea, through the Suez Canal and into the Mediterranean, the 13 strong fleet of RC44 have arrived in Trapani for round two of the 2013 RC44 Championship Tour. The teams spanning eight nations are ready for the first day of racing on Wednesday 1st May. (more)

19.04.2013

Just over a week to go until the RC 44 Trapani Cup: time to catch up with Team Aqua skipper Cameron Appleton. (more)

14.03.2013

Mads Groth, from Svendborg, in Denmark, joins Team Aqua for the RC 44 Trapani Cup. (more)

03.02.2013

The Shamal, the wind that blows over the Persian Gulf states, put paid to the final day of racing at the RC44 Oman Cup presented by Oman Shipping Company, the opening event of the 2013 RC44 Championship Tour. (more)

03.02.2013

Just three points separate second placed Team Aqua and Nika in fourth, it is all to play for on the final day of racing at the RC44 Oman Cup, presented by Oman Shipping. The forecasters are expecting some strong winds, known locally as the shamal, a northwesterly wind unusual in the summer months that can result in some major sandstorms. (more)

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