Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Getting ready to race

Larry Ellison, Russell Coutts, Jimmy Spithill and John Kostecki are among the sailors preparing to race in the RC44 Austria Cup which starts later this week.

Today, photographer Gilles Martin-Raget was on hand as the guys headed out on the water for practice and tuning.

We'll be reporting from Austria for the start of the event on Thursday.

In the meantime, Spithill had this to say to the event website: "I am really looking forward to returning to the RC 44 Class. It attracts the world’s best sailors from both match racing and fleet racing, plus the boats are incredibly rewarding to sail and certainly one of the reasons I’m back. We have a fantastic team. John Kostecki will be tactician and Joey Newton trimming, both who raced on the BOR 90 trimaran."