Final races in 2009's RC44 sailing season

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The Independent Online

The last event of the RC44 lightweight sailboat racing season take place in Dubai this week, with five days of sanctioned races running November 25-29 to decide the winners of the Match and Fleet Race titles, as well as overall Championship Tour victory.

Ten teams competing in the Dubai Gold Cup have been racing in the same lightweight speedy RC44 sailboats throughout the season, which were co-designed by distinguished sailor, Americas Cup legend, and Olympic gold medalist Russel Coults. They are constructed to be pacy and maneuverable in light winds and with cut-back crew numbers in order to make for exciting racing.

Racing will be viewable from along the Dubai shorefront, and the RC44 Class Association has been posting highlights and interviews on its YouTube channel for those who just can't get enough.

Sea Dubai RC44 Gold Cup
Dubai International Marine Club
November 25-29
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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