In shifty winds amid rain squalls, the first three flights of the RC 44 World Championship for the Islas Canarias Puerto Calero Cup have been completed.
BMW ORACLE Racing’s two entries, led by CEO Russell Coutts and skipper Jimmy Spithill, are 1-1 and 2-0, respectively.
Spithill and crew aboard 17 have defeated Team Sea Dubai, led by Markus Wieser, and Peninsula Petroleum, a new entry led by Englishman John Bassadone.
Coutts and crew aboard BMW ORACLE Racing defeated Ray Davies and No Way Back in the first flight. In Flight 2 they found themselves on the wrong side of a windshift and lost to AEZ RC 44 Racing Team.
Both crews had one bye in the first three flights. In Flight 4, the two crews square off against Russian crews. BMW ORACLE Racing takes on Paul Cayard and Katusha n Match 1 while 17 races Synergy in Match 3.