Event report – Life of a (first-time) sailor – with a HYT H1 Air RC44 strapped on the wrist

"Hold it! Keep it on the highest point of the wave, watch the wave. Up one, mate, up one! Prepare for attaching. 3,2,1… Tacking now! Hold it consistent, keep it over 8 (ties)!" Just a couple of sentences of command outed by America's Cup champ Ray Davies on board the RC44 Team Charisma race yacht. As I hung on with a death grip and did whatever it takes not to impede the team of 8 and simultaneously not bring down off into the Scandinavian sea, I likewise expected to look at the ...

Event report – Life of a (first-time) sailor – with a HYT H1 Air RC44 strapped on the wrist

“Hold it! Keep it on the highest point of the wave, watch the wave. Up one, mate, up one! Prepare for attaching. 3,2,1… Tacking now! Hold it consistent, keep it over 8 (ties)!” Just a couple of sentences of command outed by America’s Cup champ Ray Davies on board the RC44 Team Charisma race yacht. As I hung on with a death grip and did whatever it takes not to impede the team of 8 and simultaneously not bring down off into the Scandinavian sea, I likewise expected to look at the HYT H1 Air RC44. This extraordinary watch is created to help and commemorate the RC44 Class.

To momentarily clarify what RC44 implies, it is a cruising class created by nautical legend Russel Coutts, the multiple times victor of the Americas Cup. This title is quite possibly the most esteemed difficulties out there, just predominated by the Volvo Ocean Race. On the off chance that you compare this to the RC44 class, it is impressively less esteemed yet no less yearning. Top areas, cutting edge carbon fiber yachts and a blend of novices and experts for each boat guarantee captivating races. One of the critical highlights of the class is that the boats are actually indistinguishable from one another. The lone contrast comes from the groups, the arrangement of the boats and as it appears to be the nature of the sails.

Marstrand, a little pleasant island off the shore of Sweden (one of MANY islands truth be told) was the area for the third RC44 occasion. Partitioned into two sorts of dashing, coordinate hustling (one on one activity) and armada hustling (all boats race all the while) there is a lot to see going on. I got the opportunity to go along with one of the groups during the race, which was a rich encounter without a doubt. Gracious, and I had a HYT lashed on my wrist as well. The whole 40 to 50 minutes of the last race of the day, I was ridden sideways on the edge of the boat. Instructions before the race was easy: hang tight, shut up and move with the team from left to right.

HYT is the authority watch and accomplice of the RC44 class, and hence have built up a restricted version of their H1 Air to help the challengers: the HYT H1 Air RC44. This run of 22 watches, clearly effectively sold out, comes for certain interesting highlights. The most evident one is the blue and dark case, a combination of titanium (Gray) and Alun 316B (Blue). Alun 316B is an aluminum composite that can be impregnated with any tone. Scratch it unintentionally, for example by wearing it during an armada race, and you will not see clear steel under. The shading that is impregnated guarantees a strong tone totally. Having a case made of titanium and of an amalgam dependent on aluminum, the watch feels extremely light on the wrist. It comes joined to a sailcloth lash and either with a pin-clasp or a collapsing clasp.

Another unmistakable element of the HYT H1 Air RC44 is the sapphire dial with a huge opening over the two roars pushing the liquid through the hairlike. The sapphire plate is colored (smoked maybe) to mostly conceal the development. The last component to separate it from other HYT H1 watches is the section plate cut from a solitary piece of carbon fiber, which incorporates the sub-dial for the minutes. Two patterns in the sapphire and carbon fiber plates take into consideration a view on the little seconds and the force save. The little seconds is shown on a plate at 10 o’clock, with a decent touch: the 44 imprint in recognition of the RC44 class it is devoted to. To polish it off, the caseback is enlivened with a silver figure “4” to emulate the controlling wheels of the boats. The fluid wizardry HYT is known for stays unaltered however; the thing that matters is simply in materials here.

The HYT H1 Air assortment comprises of two additional models other than the RC44. There is a dark H1 Air with smoked, pixelated design on the sapphire dial and a red gold version with a skeleton plate and lists in gold, covering the sapphire dial and blue fluid in the capillary. The HYT H1 Air RC44 is accessible in a run of 22 watches, and had (past tense, since it is sold out as referenced) a sticker price of 75.000 USD. For more data on the watch; HYT . For more data on the RC44 class; RC44 .