Hull Number: 21
Boat Owner: Pavel Kuznetsov (RUS)
Tactician: Evgeny Neugodnikov (RUS)

As 2017 World Champions in the Melges 32 the Atom Tavatuy team come with a wealth of experience as many of the team have already race in the RC44 fleet. After first trying their hand at RC44 racing for one event in 2018 Pavel Kuznetsov and his Atom Tavatuy joined the 44Cup as a full team for the 2019 season. The Russian team had their best result to date a the end of 2021 with a second place finish in Lanzarote.

Following the recent statement published by World Sailing, the RC44 Class Association would like to confirm that we will be following the World Sailing guidance and regulations. Until further notice Russian and Belarusian sailors, shore crew and official will not compete in the 44Cup. Although this is hard for the teams, our friends and everyone involved it is sadly unavoidable given the situation.


Pavel Kuznetsov (RUS) - Owner / Driver
Evgeny Neugodnikov (RUS) - Tactician
Aleksandr Ekimov (RUS) - Main trimmer
Anton Sergeev (RUS) - Headsail Trimmer
Denis Gribanov (RUS) - Offside Trimmer
Pietro Mantovani (ITA) - Pit
Egor Larionov (RUS) - Grinder
Evgeny Egorov (RUS) - Bow

Shore Team

Coach : Antonio Otero (ESP)
Boat Captain : Sergejs Filatovs (LAT)
Shore team : Boris Khmurovich (RUS)