RC44 Regatta 4
44Cup World Championship Portorož
12 – 16 October 2022
After a long summer break the Black Star Sailing Team is back on the water. We are expected first in Slovenia for the world championship of the RC44 boat class.
This is not the first time that the 44Cup race series has visited Slovenia. But the fact that the RC44 class is now inviting to the world championship in Portorož is due to the fact that last year’s winners CEEREF are sailing under the Slovenian flag and want to defend the title in 2022 in domestic waters.
Portorož is located in a bay on the Adriatic Sea at the lower end of the Gulf of Trieste. As a small port town, Portorož was of little importance and gained a certain reputation mainly as a health resort with thermal and brine baths. The town’s image is also marked by this touristic past, while the marina is well developed and therefore perfectly suited for hosting a sailing regatta.
For Black Star Sailing the wait is finally over. With #27, the team was recently able to launch its own RC44 yacht. Together with the newly set up technical hub, the yacht is now on its way to Portorož, where it will be prepared by the shore team for further water tests and extensive training.
After the first two rather mediocre regattas on a chartered boat, expectations are naturally high. Although strictly supervised as a one-design, each yacht is individual enough to take on much personality beyond the myriad adjustments to keel and rigging. At least, the first extensive sailings on the #27 are generating enthusiasm and optimism among the team.
Follow the races of the first 44Cup World Championship of the Black Star Sailing Team directly on the GPS tracker or on the official 44Cup website.
1. 44CUP CALERO MARINAS LANZAROTE
9 – 13 February 2022
Canary Islands, Spain
2. 44Cup Cascais
11 – 15 May 2022
3. 44Cup Marstrand
29 June – 3 July 2022
4. 2022 44CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PORTOROZ
12 – 16 October 2022
Portoroz, Piran, Slowenia
5. 44Cup Oman
7 – 11 December 2022
1. GC32 Riva Cup
25 – 29 May 2022
Riva del Garda, Italy
2. GC32 Lagos Cup
22 – 26 June 2022
Lagos, Algarve, Portugal
3. GC32 World Championship
13 – 17 July 2022
Lagos, Algarve, Portugal
4. GC32 VILLASIMIUS CUP
Villasimius, Sardinia, italy
5. GC32 MAR MENOR CUP
Mar Menor, Spain
Results GC32 Racing Tour 2022
2th place overall
1. place GC32 World Championship | World Champion 2022
5. place GC32 Lagos
3. place GC32 Riva
Results 44Cup 2022
8th place overall
8. place 44Cup Marstrand
9. place 44Cup Cascais
Past Events – 2022
13 – 17 July 2022: With a line-up of ten teams, the GC32 World Championship has returned to its pre-pandemic size. The list of participants reads accordingly, including SailGP teams, America’s Cup winners and challengers. The GC32 World Championship 2022 therefore once again gives rise to much anticipation.
29 June – 3 July 2022: With the 44Cup Marstrand we are heading for our second regatta in the RC44 boat class. After our baptism of fire at the 44Cup Cascais, we have examined our performance and are now trying to improve our procedures and technique.
22 – 26 June 2022: After a successful start to the GC32 Racing Tour 2022 in Riva del Garda, we are looking forward to Portugal. At the GC32 Lagos Cup as the second regatta in the GC32 class, we hope to improve again and defend our place on the podium of the overall ranking.
25 – 29 May 2022: With the 44Cup Cascais behind us, we now have the opening event of the GC32 Racing Tour 2022 ahead of us. Our event calendar is quite full with our participation in two race series. There is plenty to do for our team on land and on the water. Find out more:
11 – 15 May 2022: The 2022 season is already in full swing. And with it comes our first regatta and with it our first acid test. As 44Cup newcomers, we can prove ourselves in Cascais in Portugal with our extended RC44 crew.
Results GC32 Racing Tour 2021
3rd place overall ranking
2. place GC32 Mar Menor Cup
4. place GC32 Villasimius World Championship
2. place GC32 Lagos Cup II
4. place GC32 Lagos Cup I
The four regattas of the GC32 Racing Tour 2021 were successfully completed by Black Star Sailing. With two 2nd places, the team not only stood on the podium twice, but was also able to enjoy 3rd place overall. Read more under NEWS or right here under PAST EVENTS.
Past Events – 2021
3 – 7 November 2021: For its last event at the beginning of November, the GC32 racing circus chose Mar Menor, a location that offers exceptionally mild temperatures, not only due to its southern location.
15 – 19 September 2021: With the World Championship in Sardinia the GC32 Racing Tour is heading for the highlight of the season. For the participants the tension is at a maximum, because in the events contested so far the performance of the individual teams became more and more balanced and the races were won by changing teams.
June & August 2021: After more than 18 months break the GC32 Racing Tour opens the 2021 racing season in Portugal with 2 regattas in a row.
M32 European Champion 2020
Unexpected success for our GC32 team at the M32 European Championship 2020 in Riva del Garda: Black Star Sailing wins the most races and beats the international lineup in the overall ranking!
Past Events – 2020
2020 – We say thank you! With 2020, an extraordinary year in every respect will soon come to an end. Because hardly anything took place as planned at the beginning, we learned a lot, achieved a few things, and were rewarded for our efforts with a title. At the end of this remarkable year, the […]
EUROPEAN CHAMPION! We have done it! The Black Star Sailing Team wins the M32 European Championship 2020! The intensive trainings on the Lake of Uri and in Denmark have paid off: With the victory of the European Championship of the M32 class from September 4th to 6th, 2020 in Riva del Garda in Italy we have […]
Actually the GC32 is not really new anymore. Nevertheless even die-hard sailors are “out of their minds” as soon as one of these foiling catamarans can be observed in full speed.The appearance of the Black Star on Lake Lucerne was accordingly sensational. Our short announcement video was watched 6000 times within a short time. And […]
25 – 29 March 2020: GC32 OMAN CUP CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS On 7 March 2020, the Omani Ministry of Health issued a directive calling for the suspension or postponement of all international events and conferences within the Sultanate until further notice. As a result, the GC32 Oman Cup organiser Oman Sail and the organisers […]
Past Events – 2019
5 – 9 November 2019: Muscat will host the fifth and final regatta of the GC32 Racing Tour 2019 (Start: Wednesday, 6 November 13:00 (local time)). The GC32 Oman Cup will decide which of the favourites will take the overall victory and thus the GC32 Racing Tour title. The fact that Team Oman Air is […]
20 – 29 September 2019: Beside the official events of the GC32 Racing Tour the Black Star Sailing Catamaran will be present at further stations. As a highlight of the 2019 season Black Star Sailing comes to Zurich! The Black Star Sailing yacht will be brought to the Limmat city, set up and then sails […]
11 – 15 September 2019: The fourth stop of the GC32 Racing Tour 2019 is Riva del Garda at Lake Garda in Italy.It is as well as tradition that the GC32 Racing Tour stops in the picturesque harbour town in order to hold a regatta under the mostly excellent conditions. The organizers and the hosts […]
30 July – 4 August 2019: The third regatta of the GC32 Racing Tour 2019 takes us to Palma. In the Balearic capital the Copa del Rey MAPFRE will be held for the 38th time in early August – and the GC32 Racing Tour is part of it. The Copa del Rey MAPFRE is a […]
27 – 30 June 2019: The next stop on the GC32 Racing Tour 2019 is the historic port of Lagos in Portugal. The second GC32 Regatta Event will be the official World Championship. The World Championship will be held for the second time in 2019 after the GC32 Racing Tour was officially approved by World […]
22 – 26 May 2019: The start of the GC32 Racing Tour season 2019 will take place in Italy, more precisely in Villasimius at the most southeastern point of the island of Sardinia. The so-called GC32 Villasimius Cup will take place in front of the Marina di Villasimius near the maritime protected area Capo Carbonara. […]