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Katusha (RUS 21)

Katusha (RUS 21)

Date of launch: 2009
Hull number: 21
Boat owner: Vladimir Sokolov (RUS) & Robert Filimonov (RUS)
Professional skipper: Andy Horton (USA)

A shake up in the crew for the 2014 season see a new owners Vladimir Sokolov and Robert Filimonov take over the helm of the Russian team; despite this being their first experience of yacht racing, the team came home a respectible seventh in their opening regatta at the RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup. 

Calling the shots on the race course will be tactician Horton who explains the teams plan for the year, "We have a two new helmsman and a number of new crew members so honestly, its going to be a bit of a learning year for us. With that said its great that a new helm like Vladimir and Robert can step on to a boat and get the experience of such a high level of sailing within such a great class. The shake up is an ppertunity for the rest of us to go back to scratch and really polish up on the basics." 


Vladimir Sokolov (RUS) - Owner
Robert Filimonov (RUS) - Owner
Andy Horton (USA) - Match Racing Helmsman/Tactician
Andy Fethers (NZL) - Bow
Andreas Axelsson (SWE) - Grinder
Iain Jensen (AUS) - Mainsail Trimmer
Max Albrecht (ITA) - Trimmer
Anthony Nossiter (AUS) - Pit
Robbie Naismtih (NZL) - Trimmer

Shore crew:
Tom Burnham (USA)
Mark Carpenter (NZL)


2013 - RC44 Championship Tour -3rd
2012 - RC44 Championship Tour - 2nd
2011 - RC44 Championship Tour - 6th
2010 - RC44 Championship Tour - 7th
2009 - RC44 Championship Tour - 8th

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