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, 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.
|2004||Bristol|| Cogito (USA–104)
| Patient Lady VI (USA–96)
|2007||Toronto|| Alpha (CAN–1)
| Cogito (USA–1)
|2010||Newport|| Canaan (CAN–9)
| Alpha (AUS–1)
|2013||Falmouth|| Groupama (FRA–1)
| Hydros Lombard Odier (SUI–1)
|2015||Geneva|| Groupama (FRA–007)
| Axon racing (SUI–104)
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.
- 2015 ICCCC Event website SUI
- International C Class Catamaran Challenge 2013 Event Website GB
- Team Invictus C Class Sailing GB
- Canadian C Class Catamaran Home Page
- Royal Canadian Yacht Club Host Club for the September 2007 ICCCC
- The New "Little Americas Cup"
- Article on Fred Eaton
- New York Yacht Club - Host Club for the August 2010 event