Tag: Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

  • Fourth day of intense racing at 31st Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

    Fourth day of intense racing at 31st Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

    Porto Cervo, 9 September 2021. Day four of racing at the 31st Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of title sponsor Rolex and the International Maxi Association. The Race Committee’s decision to move the rest day to tomorrow proved to be the right one, as all divisions […]

  • 30th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup concludes in Porto Cervo

    30th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup concludes in Porto Cervo

    The 30th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, which saw more than 50 boats gathered in Porto Cervo, ended with another fantastic day of racing. The event is organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of the title sponsor Rolex and the International Maxi Association. The overall winners of the eight […]

  • Porto Cervo provides perfect start for Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

    Porto Cervo provides perfect start for Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

    The first day of racing brought ideal wind conditions for the fleet of 50 boats competing in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, an event organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of title sponsor Rolex and the International Maxi Association which celebrates its 30th edition this year. At 12 noon CEST the […]

  • New Mediterranean inshore series launched as International Maxi Association turns 40

    New Mediterranean inshore series launched as International Maxi Association turns 40

    In 2019 the International Maxi Association (IMA) celebrates the 40th anniversary of its establishment by notable maxi boat owners of the day, Baron Edmond de Rothschild, Raul Gardini, John Kilroy and William Whitehouse-Vaux. From its modest, relatively low-key beginnings, today the Association, and the sport it represents, have grown beyond all recognition. The International Maxi […]

  • Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup: Early winners decided

    Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup: Early winners decided

    While a Mistral had been forecast for the penultimate day of the 2018 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship, the westerly wind edged only into the early 20s making for an exciting rather than terrifying day out on the water for the 41 competitors. With a day to go, some winners […]

  • Hat trick for MOMO as Lyra scores two bullets on day three

    Hat trick for MOMO as Lyra scores two bullets on day three

    For day three of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship, it was the turn of the Wally class to sail windward-leewards, while the rest of the maxi yacht classes were sent on an anti-clockwise lap of the La Maddalena archipelago. In northeasterly to easterly winds that rarely exceeded 10 knots, […]

  • Strong, diverse maxis fleet in the starting blocks

    Strong, diverse maxis fleet in the starting blocks

    Racing sets sail tomorrow at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship at its traditional venue for the past 38 years of Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Here the fleet will compete on a mix of windward-leewards and coastal races taking in the Costa Smeralda’s magnificent La Maddalena archipelago and its famous ‘bomb […]

  • 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 […]