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Synergy lift the RC44 Cascais Cup

Synergy was on great form, Maxim Logutenko on the helm standing in for the injured Zavadnikov. The Russian team made no mistakes, extending their lead to take the race win and lift the RC44 Cascais Cup. This is the first ever event win for Synergy since joining the Tour back in 2010. Team Cascais never gave up - to make them runners up in Portugal and Katusha came storming back to take third overall.

Leonid Lebedev at the helm of SynergyClick image for a larger image

In the annual standings, Team Aqua stay in control discarding their fifth place in Cascais. After four events each team can discard their worst result, Chris Bake’s team need to finish in the top three at the World Championships in Lanzarote to be crowned RC44 champions for the third consecutive year. Katusha are three points adrift, and will be going for the all-out win in Puerto Calero to snatch the trophy away from the reigning champions.

Katusha (RUS 007)Click image for a larger image

The class now move to Puerto Calero in Lanzarote for the final round of the 2013 RC44 Championship Tour which doubles as the class World Championships from 20 – 24 November 2013.

RC44 Cascais Cup Fleet Race Ranking
1. Synergy Russian Sailing Team- 8 5 2 1 11 2 4 8 1 5 3 1 – 51pts
2. Team Cascais-Aleph Racing – 10 1 7 7 8 4 1 5 3 1 1 5 - 53pts
3. Katusha – 1 7 5 3 6 1 2 2 6 7 11 3 – 54 pts
4. Peninsula Petroleum – 4 2 3 4 1 8 3 4 10 3 8 7 – 57 pts
5. Team Aqua – 2 3 1 5 7 11 8 1 29 20 8 – 67 pts
6. Ironbound- 11 10 4 10 2 3 7 6 9 4 2 2 – 70 pts
7. Artemis Racing – 6 8 10 2 3 6 5 7 4 10 7 10 – 78 pts
8. Team Italia – 3 12 12 6 12 10 9 3 7 6 9 4 – 93 pts
9. Gazprom2 – 12 11 11 8 5 5 6 11 8 2 5 12 – 96 pts
10. Team Nika – 9 6 6 9 4 12 11 10 13DNF 12 6 6 – 106 pts
11. Team Aegir – 5 4 9 11 10 9 12 9 5 (2)8 12 11 – 107 pts
12. Bronenosec – 7 9 8 12 9 7 10 12 11 11 4 9 – 109 pts

RC44 Championship Tour Overall Fleet Race Ranking
1. Team Aqua – 4 pts
2. Katusha – 7 pts
3. Synergy Russian Sailing Team - 8 pts
4. Artemis Racing – 13 pts
5. Peninsula Petroleum Sailing Team – 15 pts
6. Ironbound – 18 pts
7. Team Nika – 19 pts
8. Aleph Racing – 20 pts
9. Team CEEREF – 20 pts
10. Aegir Racing – 22 pts
11. Team Italia – 24 pts
12. Gazprom 2 – 24 pts
13. Bronenosec Sailing Team – 38 pts
14. MAG Racing – 40 pts

G New
6 October 2013 22:37 GMT


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