13 de June de 2022 By Monica Diaz

Normally 44Cup events are decided in the final gybes of the last leg of the last race after four days of competition. But at the 44Cup Cascais, the second of the 2022 series for the high performance owner-driver one designs, the opposite was true. Charisma of Monaco-based Dutchman Nico Poons, set the benchmark high after scoring three bullets on the opening day. Their advantage since Thursday may have gone up and down, but they ended the weekend having won five out of 11 races sailed, including today’s third, concluding one. They finished the 44 Cup Cascais a massive 12 points ahead of Igor Lah’s Ceeref powered by Hrastnik 1860. Charisma’s result was especially unusual since at the 44Cup Lanzarote in February they were last.
Going into the final race Charisma only had to finish to win the event. Nonetheless undeterred they won this in emphatic style, and contributing to Charisma’s success this week was employing the local knowledge of professional Portugese sailor Álvaro Marinho.
44Cup racing will continue with the circuit’s Swedish stopover, the 44Cup Marstand over 29 June to 3 July.

44CUP Cascais results:
1. Charisma
2. CEEREF powered by Hrastnik
3. Team Nika
4. Team Aqua
5. Aleph Racing
6. Artemis Racing
7. Peninsula Racing
8. Black Star Sailing