On board with Paul Cayard; Cameron Appleton's guided tour and an interview with designer Andrei Justin
To accompany our look at the RC44 class - here is some video! In this clip we go for a yacht with Paul Cayard on the brand new RC44 Katusha (belonging to Torben Tornqvist's business partner in Geneva-based oil trading company Guvnor, Gennady Timchenko). For this race the recent winner of the Audi Melges 32 World Championship, American Peter Taselaar is on board as the 'amateur' helm. Click here to see this video (38MB, 6:51 mins) While Russell Coutts gets all the glory for the RC44 class, his co-designer of the boat is Slovenian naval architect Andrei Justin, who we speak to about the design. Click here to see this video (24MB, 4:36 mins) And finally former Team NZ helm Cameron Appleton shows us around Chris Bake's Team Aqua, one of the boats that has been involved with the RC44 circuit from the outset. Appleton shows us what's what and talks a little bit about the quirks of the boat. You need Flash Player 8 or higher to view video content with the Kit Digital Flash Player. Click here to download and install it.       NB: This video is formatted to play in Windows Media Player and is LARGE in size - therefore only suitable for those with a suitably fast broadband connection. They should play out as they download. Mac users can now view .wmv files by downloading a suitable add on to Quicktime - for example we use Flip4Mac which works a treat. The only noticable difference is that while the clip will play out while downloading on a PC in Internet Explorer, on a Mac it must download first.