44Cup 2021 debuts in Cowes and Scarlino

After a rollercoaster year due to Covid-19, the 44Cup is ready to launch into 2021 with two new venues and a full fleet of nine boats.

The 44Cup will debut in Cowes, Isle of Wight over the 11 to 15 August for event three of the 2021 season followed by the Italian resort of Marina di Scarlino for event four on 6 – 10 October.

“We are thankful to our event organisers and dedicated RC44 owners who have been able to shift the majority of the schedule to 2021,” says 44Cup class manager Bertrand Favre. “It allows us to ensure greater certainty and reduce travel in the early part of the year whilst still introduce two fantastic new venues to the fleet.”

The 2021 season will open once again in Portoroz, Slovenia, over 19 – 23 May. Hosted for the first time in Portorož town centre, the nine RC44s will be moored on the main town pier with the racecourse set against the backdrop of the walled historic town of Piran.

The fleet will move on to Marstrand, Sweden, home of Artemis Racing and a firm favourite on the 44Cup calendar thanks to being the sole stopover in Scandinavia and its usually excellent conditions, for event two over 30 June to 4 July.

The 44Cup Cowes will take place on the Isle of Wight over 11 to 15 August as part of a busy summer schedule of racing, taking place during the week after Cowes Week and the Rolex Fastnet Race start.

Marina di Scarlino, Italy will host the 44Cup for the first time. The Gulf of Follonica and its natural parks surrounding the marina help create a mild microclimate with ideal wind and sea conditions for sailing in any season.

To close the 2021 season in November, the 44Cup will travel south to Lanzarote in the Canary Islands for the Calero Marinas 44Cup hosted over the 17 – 21 November by Puerto Calero.

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