“It is a fantastic opportunity for the RC44 fleet to kick off the 2019 season with the RC44 Montenegro Cup. The Racing Tour will then continue on to four of the best sailing destinations in Europe for one design racing, including the picturesque town of Rovinj in Croatia for event two, and the Swedish sailing Mecca of Marstrand Island for event three. The full 2019 RC44 Racing Tour schedule will be announced in the coming months,” states the RC44 Class Association.
“We are excited to kick off our 2019 sailing season with an event of this calibre. Porto Montenegro Yacht Club has worked tirelessly on building a vibrant sailing calendar throughout the years and we are very pleased to see big names coming in and enjoying the unique Boka Bay,” commented Porto Montenegro Marina Director, Tony Browne.
RC44. About the Boat
The RC44 is a light displacement, high-performance, one design racing yacht. Co-designed by five-time America Cup winner, Russell Coutts, and naval architect Andrej Justin, the boats are strictly identical in terms of construction, shape of hull, appendages and weight distribution. Its innovative and technical design present an exciting new hybrid sailing challenge.
“We wanted to include a degree of complexity so an owner can experience what a top-end race boat is like to sail, and it delivers on that,” explains Coutts. “I also wanted a boat that could be sailed short-handed with a deck layout incorporating many non-standard adjustments which add to the boat’s complexity and mean that racing enthusiasts can enjoy the performance benefits.”