Tuesday, April 21, 2009

RC 44 contest in Cagliari

Pro skippers expect a tough RC 44 contest in Cagliari

The second event of the RC 44 Championship Tour 2009 begins tomorrow in Sardinia. The event marks the beginning of DHL’s GoGreen program, aimed at compensating the carbon footprint of the RC 44 Championship Tour. Nine top level teams will compete for the title.

April 21, 2009 – The world’s best skippers involved in the RC 44 Cagliari Cup participated this morning in the event’s opening press conference, held in the beautiful Antico Palazzo di Città, the city’s town hall, in the presence of the Mayor of Cagliari, Dottore Emilio Floris.

“I think this will be a tough event, commented the Championship Tour leader Cameron Appleton. Winner of the season opener in Lanzarote last month, Team Aqua is not necessarily the favourite of the event according to its pro skipper: “The level is very high, and anyone can win. The courses are short, and it is easy to make small & costly mistakes. But we will certainly try hard.

Tactician onboard BMW ORACLE Racing, Russell Coutts confirmed that “the level of the Class has never been as high as in this event, and everything is possible. The boats are identical; it is therefore the driver and the team who make the difference. I think that all the teams have a chance to win some races, and many teams can win the overall ranking. I certainly hope that we will do as well as we did last year... read more