Tag: Maxi 72 class

  • Bella Mente Racing to Launch New Maxi 72 Yacht this Summer

    Bella Mente Racing to Launch New Maxi 72 Yacht this Summer

    Hap Fauth and his team on Bella Mente Racing made their first big splash onto the grand prix racing scene back in 2006, and this year the three-time Maxi 72 World Champions are preparing to make more waves with the launch of a new state-of-the-art Maxi 72 yacht. Designed by Botin Partners and built by […]

  • Momo crowned Rolex Maxi 72 World Champion

    Momo crowned Rolex Maxi 72 World Champion

    Germany’s Dieter Schön and the crew of Momo claimed the 2017 Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship held off Porto Cervo. The event, run in conjunction with the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, was the closest yet, both events organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, this year celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the International Maxi Association, […]

  • Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup day 5: Upset on penultimate day

    Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup day 5: Upset on penultimate day

    Costa Smeralda served up near perfect conditions for the penultimate day of racing at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup . All classes sailed an anticlockwise loop of Caprera, La Maddalena and Spargi in northwesterly winds peaking in the mid-teens. In the Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship, running in conjunction with the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, […]

  • Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup day 3: Two bullet day for Momo in Porto Cervo

    Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup day 3: Two bullet day for Momo in Porto Cervo

    As Bryon Ehrhart, owner of Lucky, put it: “Today was great sailing – Chamber of Commerce stuff!” After difficult conditions for some of the seven classes at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup yesterday, there was solid breeze for day three of racing. Winds ranging from 10-20+ knots enabled the Maxi 72s and Wallys successfully to […]

  • Day of surprises kicks off Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

    Day of surprises kicks off Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

    Racing began today at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship in Porto Cervo. This annual event is jointly organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, this year celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the International Maxi Association, the body sanctioned by World Sailing to represent the Maxi classes. It was a […]

  • Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup: 50 Maxis for 50 years

    Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup: 50 Maxis for 50 years

    There are exactly fifty Maxi Yachts in the marina at Porto Cervo, the same number of Maxis as years that the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda has been founded. In fact, it was 1967 when His Highness the Aga Khan cut the ribbon at this Yacht Club. Starting Monday, September 4th, these beautiful yachts, true queens […]

  • Battle at Palma Vela indicates challenging season for Maxi 72s

    Battle at Palma Vela indicates challenging season for Maxi 72s

    It was a showdown for the ages this year at Palma Vela in Mallorca, with competitors in the Maxi 72 Class fighting tooth-and-nail to the very end.  After completing a full complement of six races over five days, Hap Fauth’s Bella Mente, along with Dieter Schon’s Momo and Dario Ferrari’s new Cannonball shared the same […]