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.[1]

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International C Class Catamaran Championships
Year Venue Winner Runner-up Score
2004 Bristol United States Cogito (USA–104)
Steve Clark
Duncan Maclane
United States Patient Lady VI (USA–96)
Lars Guck
Stan Schreyer
2007 Toronto Canada Alpha (CAN–1)
Fred Eaton
Magnus Clarke
United States Cogito (USA–1)
Steve Clark
Duncan MacLean
2010 Newport Canada Canaan (CAN–9)
Fred Eaton
Magnus Clarke
Australia Alpha (AUS–1)
Glenn Ashby
Jimmy Spithill
2013 Falmouth France Groupama (FRA–1)
Franck Cammas
Louis Viat
Switzerland Hydros Lombard Odier (SUI–1)
Billy Besson
Jeremie Lagarrigue
2015 Geneva France Groupama (FRA–007)
Franck Cammas
Louis Viat
Switzerland Axon racing (SUI–104)
Benoît Marie
Benoît Morelle

The 2013 ICCCC was held in Falmouth, Cornwall, UK. The event hosts were Team Invictus and the organising club was Restronguet Sailing Club , with shore facilities provided by Windsport International It was estimated that there were 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).

The 2015 ICCCC will be held on Lake Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland September 12-21.

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