The lowdown on the 2014 host venues
Two new venues will make their debut, alongside three RC44 favorites for the eighth season of the Championship Tour. The 2014 season will start in the Caribbean in February, where the class will be welcomed for the first time by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Virgin Gorda.
The fleet will then travel across the Atlantic to Europe where they will compete at three European events in Cascais, Portugal; Marstrand, Sweden; and for the first time Sotogrande, Spain before crossing the 4000nm to Muscat, Oman for the final event of the season.
12 - 16 February 2014
Making its debut, the 2014 RC44 Championship Tour will kick off in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands hosted by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS).
23 - 27 April 2014
April will see the fleet return to Europe as the Clube Naval de Cascais host the second event of the Tour in the picturesque bay of Cascais, Portugal for the third year.
25 - 29 June 2014
Stretching along southern Spain's Mediterranean coastline, Sotogrande nestles between Gibraltar and Marbella.
13 - 17 August 2014
August will be the fourth year the RC44 Class has returned to the heart of Swedish sailing, Marstrand, with the event doubling as the classes World Championships.
19 - 23 November 2014
The fleet will make their winter migration to the Arabian port of Muscat, Oman for the final event of the season.