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Team Aqua (GBR 2041)

Team Aqua (GBR 2041)

Date of Launch: 2011
Hull number: 25
Boat owner : Chris Bake (GBR) 
Tactician : Cameron Appleton (NZL) 

Chris Bake’s Team Aqua has been one of the leading forces on the RC44 Championship Tour circuit ever since its launch in 2007. With top match racer Cameron Appleton the permanent fixture as the team’s pro sailor, they have an impressive history in the fleet as five times fleet racing champions and three times match racing champions.

Cameron Appleton explains why the Class works so well, "It's a great class with great depth. In this fleet there's always a battle and you’ve got to sail at your best; you can’t afford to have any weaknesses across the wind ranges and across your manouvers, and to top it off you’ve got to be fast."

"The key is being confident and trusting your past experience. We are under no illusions that it is going to be harder to win a fifth time but were just going to take the events one at a time, learning our new team and increasing the depth of Chris’ knowledge and skill."

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Crew

Owner/Driver - Chris Bake (NZL/NED)
Tactician and Project Manager - Cameron Appleton (NZL)
Main Trimmer - Andrew Estcourt (NZL)
Bowman - Sean Couvreux (USA)
Pit - Jonathan Swain (RSA)
Headsail Trimmer - Phil Jameson (NZL)
Offside Trimmer - Westy Barlow (USA)
Grinder - Ben Graham (GBR)

Shore Crew

Boat Manager - Aaron Cooper (GBR)
Apprentice - James French (GBR)
Coach - Andrew Palfrey (AUS)

FLEET RACING RESULTS

2015 - RC44 Championship Tour - 3rd
2014 - RC44 Championship Tour - 1st
2013 - RC44 Championship Tour - 1st
2012 - RC44 Championship Tour - 1st
2011 - RC44 Championship Tour - 1st
2010 - RC44 Championship Tour - 5th
2009 - RC44 Championship Tour - 5th
2008 - RC44 Championship Tour - 4th
2007 - RC44 Championship Tour - 1st

MATCH RACING RESULTS

2015 - RC44 Championship Tour - 2nd
2014 - RC44 Championship Tour - 2nd
2013 - RC44 Championship Tour - 1st
2012 - RC44 Championship Tour - 3rd
2011 - RC44 Championship Tour - 1st
2010 - RC44 Championship Tour - 1st
2009 - RC44 Championship Tour - 7th
2008 - RC44 Championship Tour - 3rd

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