International C-Class Catamaran Championship

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The International C-Class Catamaran Championship, (ICCCC or I4C), is a match racing sailing competition featuring the highly innovative International C-Class Catamarans, predominantly with a wingsail rather than conventional sail plan.

It is the successor event to the International Catamaran Challenge Trophy,[1] and like it, has always been colloquially known as the "little America's Cup", despite there being no actual connection to the Americas Cup. This terminology has been contested as being trademark violation against America's Cup Properties Inc, but the name was common in use long before ACPI and its trademarks.[2]

Race results[edit]

International C Class Catamaran Championships
Year Winner, Crew
and Nation
Opponent, Crew
and Nation
2004 Cogito (USA 104) Steve Clark / Duncan Maclane Patient Lady VI (USA 96) Lars Guck / Stan Schreyer 4 - 0 Bristol Yacht Club, Rhode Island, USA
  • 3.Invictus (GBR38) Paul Larson/J. Downey (4th)
  • 4.Ronstan (AUS) Gavin Colby / D. Smith (3rd)
2007 Alpha (CAN 1) Fred Eaton / Magnus Clarke Cogito (USA 1) Steve Clark / Duncan MacLean 5 - 0 Royal Canadian YC, Toronto, Canada
  • 3.Patient Lady VI (CAN 3) P.Wickwire/J.Lemieux
  • 4.Off Yer Rocker (CAN 2) D.Cunningham / R.Paterson
2010 Canaan (CAN 9) Fred Eaton / Magnus Clarke Alpha (AUS 1) Glenn Ashby / Jimmy Spithill 3 - 1 New York YC, Newport, RI, USA
  • 3.Invictus (GBR 38) P.Larsen/G.Kaiser
  • 4.Patient Lady VI (FRA 2) A.Koch/J.Lagarrigue
  • 5.Orion (CAN 8) D.Cunningham / R.Paterson
  • 6.Aethon (USA 104) S.Clark / O.Moore
2013 Groupama (FRA 1) Franck Cammas / Louis Viat Hydros Lombard Odier (SUI 1) Billy Besson / Jeremie Lagarrigue 2 - 0 Restronguet Sailing Club. Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
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The 2013 ICCCC will be held in Falmouth, Cornwall, UK. The event hosts are Team Invictus and the organising club is Restronguet Sailing Club , with shore facilities provided by Windsport International It is estimated that there will be 10 teams and up to 16 competing boats. Teams are expected from Challenge Italia (Roberto Gripi), Team Hydros C Class Sailing (Switzerland) , USA (Steve Clark, Aethon & Cogito), Canada (reigning champion, Fred Eaton), Team Invictus UK, Team Cascais (Portugal), Challenge France (France) and Groupama (France).

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