13 August 2016

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2016, Rolex Swan Cup 2016, Preview Videos

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2016 Preview:

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2016 - Preview - Rolex World of Yachting - The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup was born to provide the largest, most powerful yachts with an opportunity to compete directly in a suitably challenging environment. Continuing that philosophy, it is also widely regarded as a showcase for the latest advances in design and technology. The Costa Smeralda has provided the stunning setting and testing conditions ever since the first Maxi World Championship was held there in 1980. The brainchild of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and its president, the Aga Khan, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is an eagerly anticipated annual event attracting a sizeable fleet of yachts all over 60 feet (18.29 metres) in length. 2016 marks the 27th edition of the competition and includes the vaunted Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship.

When & Where: September 4 - 10, 2016 | Porto Cervo, Italy

The Costa Smeralda provides a stunning setting and a variety of great, challenging conditions for the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, one of the highlights of the Mediterranean yachting season. The first ever Maxi World Championship held in Sardinia in 1980 was the brainchild of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and it's President, the Aga Khan. the regatta is now an eagerly anticipated annual event and attracts a sizeable fleet of majestic maxi yachts to Porto Cervo each September. 2016 marks the 27th edition of the competition which comprises the seventh running of the much-vaunted Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship. Video above published on Aug 11, 2016. More info here.

Rolex Swan Cup 2016 Preview:

Every two years, since 1980, the Swan fleet has gathered at its spiritual home at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Sardinia for the biennial Rolex Swan Cup. Owners, crews and guests meet for a week of spirited activity on and off the water. 2016 will be a celebratory event, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Nautor’s Swan. 121 yachts have entered this, the 19th, edition, ranging in size from 36 (10.9 metres) to 115 feet (35m), and in age from 49 years to a few months. As always, this year’s Rolex Swan Cup will be characterized by great competition in an enviable environment, a prevailing spirit of fair play and yachts renowned for their grace, enduring appeal and rich heritage.

Rolex Swan Cup & Swan 45 World Championship, Porto Cervo, Sept 11-18

More info at http://www.yccs.it/en/ and here.

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