RC44 Victory For Katusha

Constant dedication and efforts to RC44 were well paid off on 2nd July for Russian Alexander Novoselov. Andy Horton and crew members of Katusha won their event for the first time in the RC44 championship.

Costa Smeralda of Sardinia has provided the best range of conditions for around 9 teams taking part in the RC44 Porto Cervo Cup. The weather conditions were both light and strong. On Saturday, Bareboat charter Greece website reported that there were 30-40 knot winds and the strong conditions continued on Sunday. However, it was good enough for sailing.

The team was in 3 races on 2nd July with a 2 point lead, and the position was consolidated by Katusha as she posted a 1-2 of the 2 races towards the beginning. This made the Russian RC44 win the Porto Cervo with a competition to spare which rarely happens in the fleet.

2nd July was a day with mixed fortunes for Charisma from Nico Poon which had a runner in the 1st race. In fact, it was a situation that saw Morgan Reeser swim. After having won nearly 2 races in the previous weeks, their luck was held in the 2nd race. Katusha said that she has been sailing in this category for nearly 2 years and it took them 2 years to hit the podium to come out as winners. The team felt overjoyed with a nice weather on board. They were highly focused and the competition was thoroughly enjoyed by the team. There is no denying that the Porto Cervo Cup is the best thing that happened to them as they have been lucky to have won it.

The winner of the final race was Cereef from Igor Lah Team as this team had made the Slovenia team achieve 2nd position once. All in all, it was an exciting race that made Katusha win.