The RC 44 Class Association has announced that its first World Championship will take place on 11 - 16 October in the Canary Islands (ESP).
The first RC 44 World Championship will bring together twelve RC 44's in the Canary Islands.
"It will be the second time that we welcome the RC 44 fleet in Puerto Calero",
says event organiser Daniel Calero.
The RC 44 Championship Tour consists of six international regattas per year. A professional Race Committee manages the on-the-water operations, whilst direct umpiring is coordinated by world class yacht racing judges.
The fourth season of the RC 44 Championship Tour 2010 started in Dubai with the Al Maktoum Sailing Trophy and on Lake Traunsee with the RC 44 Austria Cup. The Tour's next stopovers will be the RC 44 Copenhagen Cup (8th - 13th June) and the RC 44 Valencia Cup (July 27th - August 1st).
The RC 44 World Championship in Puerto Calero will be an integral part of the RC 44 Championship Tour 2010. Three world championship titles will be awarded during this event; the RC 44 fleet race, match race and overall title. The points attributed towards the overall Championship Tour will have the same value as in the other regattas.
After the RC 44 World Championship, the RC 44 fleet will be shipped across the Atlantic for the season's last regatta, the RC 44 Miami Cup, on December 7th - 12th.
Twenty-two RC 44 one-designs have been built to date. One of them has just been shipped to the US in order to be showcased to the American sailing audience before the first ever RC 44 regatta on American land.