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2012/03/12

World Sailing Championships in Cascais

One of the highlights of the international sailing season, the RC44 World Championships, will take place in the bay of Cascais from the 28th of March until the 1st of April.
Designed by four-times America’s Cup winner Russell Coutts, the RC44 sailing boat is described as a light displacement, high performance one-design racing yacht, which through its meticulous construction allows sailors who contest the RC44 Championship Tour the opportunity to really experience the thrill of sailing a top-end racing boat.
Overlooked by the historic fortress of Stª Maria and surrounded by a charming village, Cascais is the home of the Clube Naval de Cascais.
The Clube Naval de Cascais was first founded in 1938 by sailing enthusiasts and has long been dedicated to promoting sailing in Portugal. Frequented by global yachting events including the America’s Cup World Series in August 2011, the Med-Cup, the Dragon Gold Cup, the TRANSAT Classic and many more, due to the reliable nature of the wind conditions and challenging race area.
The Clube Naval de Cascais offers stunning berthing conditions, as well as an outdoor shopping centre, charming 70 room hotel, Club-House with a private entrance, varied social calendar and the vibrant nightlife in the picturesque and sophisticated Village of Cascais.


Events Schedule
Tuesday 29 March
09:30 – 18:00 Registration & weigh-in (race office)
Wednesday 28 March
10:00 Match Race Briefing (VIP Lounge)
10:15 VIP Morning Show and Welcome (VIP Lounge)
11:30 1st warning signal for Match Race
17:30  Press Conference
18:00 Welcome drinks reception (VIP Lounge)
Thursday 29 March
10:00 Fleet Racing Breifing (VIP Lounge)
10:15 VIP Morning Show and Welcome (VIP Lounge)
11:30 1st warning signal for Fleet Race
18:00  Boat Captian meeting (TBC)
After sailing pasta party (VIP Lounge)
Friday 30 March
10:00 Fleet Race Briefing (VIP Lounge)
10:15 VIP Morning Show and Welcome (VIP Lounge)
11:30 1st warning signal for Fleet Race
After sailing pasta party (VIP Lounge)
Saturday 31 March
10:00 Fleet Race Briefing (VIP Lounge)
10:15 VIP Morning Show and Welcome (VIP Lounge)
11:30 1st warning signal for Fleet Race
19:00 Gala dinner & MR prize-giving (TBC)
Sunday 1 April
10:00 Fleet Race Briefing (VIP Lounge)
10:15 VIP Morning Show and Welcome (VIP Lounge)
11:30 1st warning signal for Fleet Race
15:00 Last warning signal
16:30 Prize-giving ceremony (VIP Lounge)
17:00 Free craning

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