|Austria’s Offshore Aces get a district expert on board for the RC44 Adris Cup. Successful coach Alfred Pelinka returns to the Advisory Board.
The RC44 Championship Tour 2011 will be continued on September 28 in Rovinj (CRO). Kathusa (RUS), Oracle Racing (USA) and Team Aqua (GBR) were the three stage winners as of present, and Austria’s AEZ RC44 Sailing Team is ranked number 12 after four out of six overall tour stops.
With the exception of ex-Finnish sailor Karlo Kuret, a 2004 fouth place finisher in Athens’ Olympics, resembles the home squad as mentioned from Marstrand (SWE) where a rising tendency was noticed. Kuret as the local hero brings the corresponding knowledge of the area Revierkenntnisse, furthermore having the Croatians make a name for himself as trimmer in the Offshore Circus. With his help, the Austrians want to set a tone and at the end of the day take hold in middle field. Alfred Pelinka, recently in continuous operation as custodian of Olympic Champion Hans Spitzauer, returns to the AEZ-Advisory Bench.
After the practice run, in face-to-face duels and rehashed public appeal, the Adris Cup will be started on Thursday with the first Fleet Race competitions. Oracle Racing, Aleph, and Artemis Racing are three current America’s Cup Syndicates on the line-up, and Russell Coutts returns to the Monohull-Cockpit after his performance in the AC45 World Series. The RC44 Adris Cup will be finalized on October 2, ensuing that the AEZ-Team will set sails in Biograd within the Austrian BMW High Sea Championship.
Christian Binder (Tactician):
“The Adria is for us Austrians not an unknown, but Karlo knows that area better than all the rest. With his help we want for Rovinj to pursue what recently had functioned well. If we obtain our potential and as a team also work well as recently, a lot is possible. We have trained very well and we’re excited for the intensive slugfest.”
RC44 Championship 2011, Standings after the 4 Events:
1. Team Aqua GBR 4
2. Oracle Racing USA 7
12. AEZ RC44 Sailing Team AUT 31