For the penultimate regatta of the 2017 Championship Tour, the RC44 fleet is returning to the picturesque port of Cascais, Portugal, for a week of intense racing over the 28 September – 1 October.
Hosted by the Clube Naval de Cascais, the RC44 Cascais Cup is considered one of the sailor’s favourite venues on the European racing circuit. Open to the ocean, just by the entrance to the Tagus River leading up to Lisbon, Cascais is renowned for its strong conditions and large Atlantic swell.
“It is a place like Kitzbühel for skiing or like Monza for Formula 1 – it is a place every sailor wants to come because here you are sure you will have the wind, waves, shifts - everything. It’s fantastic” enthused Peninsula Petroleum’s Italian tactician Vasco Vascotto.
At this point in the season, the teams are set, and the points on the leader board couldn’t be closer with Team Nika, Bronenosec Sailing Team and Katusha all tied on points at the top of the overall ranking.
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ON THE DOCK
The boats will be moored in Clube Naval de Cascais, in the picturesque Bay of Cascais from Monday 25th September. Practice racing will take place on Wednesday 27th September in preparation for the weeks racing.
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