RC44 The RC44 Class is one of the most competitive in the international yacht racing scene. Designed by Russell Coutts, four time Americas Cup winner, the boats are one-design, light displacement and high performance. This year, 15 teams comprising all manner of sailors from Olympians to Americas Cup winners to business magnates will contest the various rounds. Cascais was the first venue in 2012, Austria is next (yes, despite not having an ocean!) followed by Sweden and Croatia. For more information go to www.rc44.com
Olympics Obviously the sailing events that form part of the Olympic games are a rather key feature of the summer - these will take place in Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour from Sunday 29th July to Saturday 11th August.
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There are 10 different events (six for men, four for women) involving 237 male athletes and 143 female - from windsurfing boards through to keel boats and dinghies.
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