For the second event of the 2018 season, the fleet returns to Portorož for the first time since 2009. Slovenia’s 40km long sliver of coastline lies immediately south of Trieste on the Adriatic Sea.
The RC44 Portorož Cup will take place over 9-13 May, immediately before Internautica (17-18 May), the largest international boat show on the Adriatic. The RC44 fleet will be berthed in Marina Portorož, with racing taking place on the Gulf of Piran.
Not only is Portorož the home port for two-time Championship Tour winner, and current defending champion, Igor Lah's Team CEEREF but it was also the
place where Team Nika's owner Vladimir Prosikhin fell in love with the RC44. Since then his team, including local Slovenian sailors Tomaz Copi, Mitja Margon and Iztok Knafelc, has gone from strength to strength having twice been crowned World Champions and claiming the RC44 Tour title in 2015.