Iain Percy took the helm of Artemis Racing in the penultimate round of the 2013 RC44 Championship Tour in Cascais, Portugal. Only Team Aqua, helmed by Cameron Appleton, managed to keep a clean sheet and has jumped into the overall lead with 19 wins, 3 points ahead of their nearest rivals. Synergy Russian Sailing Team, the defending champions finished the day with four wins alongside Artemis Racing and Gazprom 2.
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With just one more day of match racing this season at the World Championships in Lanzarote, Team Aqua has laid down the marker to the fleet as the ones to catch.
Racing continues at the RC44 Cascais Cup with four days of fleet racing from 3-6th October.
Teams competing in the RC44 Cascais Cup 2013
Aegir Racing (GBR22) - Brian Benjamin (GBR) /Ian Williams (GBR)
Artemis Racing (SWE44) - Torbjorn Tornqvist (SWE) / Iain Percy (GBR)
Ironbound (USA 1) - David Murphy (USA) / Paul Goodison (GBR)
Katusha (RUS 007) - Gennadi Timchenko (RUS) / Andy Horton (USA)
Peninsula Petroleum Sailing Team (GBR 1) - John Bassadone (GBR) / Vasco Vascotto (ITA)
Synergy Russian Sailing Team (RUS 13) - Valentin Zavadnikov (RUS) / Ed Baird (USA)
Team Aqua (GBR 2041) - Chris Bake (GBR) / Cameron Appleton (NZL)
Team Cascais – Aleph Racing (POR17) - Patrick de Barros (POR) / Mathieu Richard (FRA)
Team Italia (ITA7) - Massimo Barranco (ITA) / Russell Coutts (NZL)
Team Nika (RUS 10) - Vladimir Prosikhin (RUS) / Tomislav Basic (CRO)
Bronenosec Sailing Team (RUS 18) - Vladimir Liubomirov (RUS) / Tommaso Chieffi (ITA)
Gazprom2 (RUS7) - Kirill Podolsky (RUS) / Serguei Chevtsov (RUS)
2 October 2013 22:30 GMT