Navigating the Archipelago, Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2015 video
Navigating the archipelago - Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2015 - 10th September - There is no doubt that the sailing waters of Northern Sardinia are some of the finest in the world. The rugged beauty of the Costa Smeralda attracts the fastest and most advanced racing yachts and the top professional crews. But the fantastic jagged rock formations which make this coastal landscape so impressive also extend below the surface. They create a maze of hidden undersea obstacles that every navigator is determined to avoid.... Published on Sep 10, 2015
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup: "September 12, 2015 The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup saved the best for last with a gloriously sunny, windy day on the Costa Smeralda. The 19-knot breezes provided a thrilling finale to the 26th edition of a spectacular regatta that is the cornerstone of a longstanding partnership between Rolex and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS). Bella Mente: In fine spirit In the Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship, owner Hap Fauth steered Bella Mente to victory, reclaiming the title he last held in 2012...." Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup: "Comanche is on a globe-trotting quest to prove that she is the world’s most powerful and technically advanced monohull of the modern era. There are few better ways to validate that claim than to compete in three of the most prestigious Rolex sponsored events in her first year on the water. At the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup for the first time, for sheer speed there is no other boat that can touch Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze Clark’s 100-footer. Yet there are still very good reasons for this state-of-the-art yacht being here in Porto Cervo, as skipper Ken Read explained: “The priority for the boat is to take part in every great offshore race on the calendar. So far we've done a Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, we've raced across the Atlantic, and we've done a Rolex Fastnet Race.” It has been an incredible start for a yacht that was only launched at the end of 2014, withComanche establishing her credentials as the fastest offshore monohull in the world with a searing pace across the Atlantic in July, quickly followed by line honours victory at the Rolex Fastnet Race in August."
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