Taking place at the end of February, the first event will be on very familiar territory, the RC44 owners and crews able to enjoy some winter sun in Lanzarote, with its uniquely barren lunar-type landscape as a back-drop. The Canary Islands are renowned for their regular north-northeasterly trade winds which average around 12 knots in early March.
Puerto Calero in Lanzarote hosted the grand finale of last year’s 44Cup, which was won by Hugues Lepic's Aleph Racing, while a third place for Nico Poons' Charisma was enough to crown the Dutchman's Monaco-based team the 2023 44Cup champions. The 44Cup has a long association with the Calero family, who own marinas throughout the Canary Islands. For several years, the family even campaigned their own RC44.
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