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Katusha (RUS 007)

Katusha (RUS 007)

Date of launch: 2009
Hull number: 21
Boat owner:Gennadi Timchenko (RUS)
Guest Helm: Vladimir Sokolov (RUS)
Professional skipper: Andy Horton (USA)

The Russian Team Katusha, led by owner Gennadi Timchenko, joined the RC44 class 2009. In 2012 they were runners up to Team Aqua in the Championship Tour with America’s Cup legend Brad Butterworth calling the shots. For 2013 American Star sailor Andy Horton stepped in as tactician and lifted the team back onto the podium finishing 3rd overall. 

A shake up in the crew for the 2014 season see a new guest helmsman,Vladimir Sokolov; despite this being his first experience of yacht racing, Vladimir is a keen sportsman, avid tennis player and has extensive experience in motor and car racing.

Calling the shots on the race course will be tactician Horton who explains the teams plan for the year, "We have a new helmsman Vladimir 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 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." 


Gennadi Timchenko (RUS) - Owner
Vladimir Sokolov (RUS) - Guest Helm
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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