Riding high

RC44 – Marstrand

19-23 June
 Charisma led by Nico Poons from Yacht Club de Monaco was back on top form at this meeting in Sweden. “We had two poor results after changing the crew at the start of the year,” explained Nico Poons, “We reinvented ourselves – there is still room for improvement – but I think we’re back”. So a fresh start that put them in first place even before the last race, an ultra-rare feat in this class where the ranking is always very tight.
After an excellent win in the previous meeting, Torbjörn Törnqvist’s Artemis Racing also from YCM continues his momentum with a very good 2nd place. Vladimir Prosikhin on Team Nika came 7th but retains the lead in the provisional overall ranking after three stages.  The 44-footer fleet is already looking ahead to their World Championship 21-25 August at a new venue for the class in Brunnen, Switzerland on Lake Lucerne.