Monday, February 25, 2008

Team Aqua Ready To Battle

Team Aqua looks forward to defending its RC44 title.
The Dubai RC 44 Cup will start on Monday March 3 with the match racing event. Cameron Appleton, our match race helmsman, will steer the boat. Some exciting matches can be expected against - amongst others Russell Coutts and James Spithill.

Chris Bake will be back at the helm on Wednesday, for three days of intense fleet racing.

The Dubai RC44 Cup will reassemble Chris Bake’s Team Aqua (with pro sailor Cameron Appleton), Russell Coutts’ Team Omega with Patrick De Barros helming the fleet races and Miroslav Reljanovic’s Cro-A-Sail (who now sails with Morten Henrikson): the top three teams of the Championship Tour 2007.

Team Ceeref (Igor Lah / James Spithill) and Team Hiroshi - Città di Milano (Armando Giulietti and Sébastien Col ) will lead the opposition, whilst Sea Dubai, the local team from DIMC, will join the RC 44 fleet for the first time with Markus Wieser at the helm.

The teams involved:
(Name of team, owner, pro sailor)

Team Aqua, Chris Bake / Cameron Appleton
Team Ceeref, Igor Lah / James Spithill
Team Omega, Patrick de Barros / Russell Coutts
Cro-A-Sail, Miroslav Reljanovic / Morten Henrikson
Team Hiroshi - Città di Milano, Armando Giulietti / Sébastien Col
Sea Dubai, DIMC, Markus Wieser