Heesen Yachts has announced that team Synergy/Heesen won first place in the match race (to stay on top of the season's rankings in that format) and sixth place in fleet racing at the RC44 – Austria Cup, which was held in Gmunden, Lake Traunsee from 30th May to 3rd June.
The RC44 Austria Cup is the only leg of this circuit held on a Lake: the high mountains that soar around the racing course create unpredictable wind shifts that make this race extremely challenging – and exciting.
Team Synergy/Heesen hasn't lost a single match race in RC44 for an impressive run of 16 weeks, one of the longest winning streaks in this class’ history.
Unfortunately, because of bad weather conditions, only eight races out of twelve could be run. Team Synergy/Heesen led by tactician Ed Baird, with Valentin Zavadnikov and Leonid Lebedev at the helm, chose conservative tactics in the fleet race and achieved sixth position overall.
Fabio Ermetto, Sales and Marketing director at Heesen Yachts was pleased to comment: "Congratulations to the Owners and their team for this great success. At Heesen we are very proud to sponsor such a winning team!"