A trip to Rovinj makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. It’s a little old town with an active fishing port located on the Adriatic Sea, and it hasn’t been overrun by tourists. The RC44 Championship Tour—which consists of regattas in five locations around the world, including Oman, Cascais, Trapini [Sicily], and Sweden—was held here the past two years. The RC44 yacht, which I designed, is open described as the Formula 1 of yacht racing. It’s quite a juxtaposition to have these high-tech boats sailing in what feel like ancient waters. —Sir Russell Coutts
This appeared in the June/July 2013 issue. Read more about Oracle Team USA CEO Sir Russell Coutts.