04 September 2015

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Sept. 6-12 (video)

UPDATE September 7, 2015: Sailing Comanche, the world's fastest monohull - Sailing the world's fastest monohull the 100ft carbon supermaxi Comanche. Matthew Sheahan gets aboard and talks to skipper Ken Read about what makes this boat special. Comanche RESULTS at Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Sept. 6-12.

UPDATE 6 Sept 2015: Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2015 - Preview Video-- 
A fleet of 40 of the world’s most spectacular monohull yachts are gathered in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, for race 1 of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, which starts on Monday 7 September. With the yachts ranging from 60ft up to almost 220ft, the ruggedly beautiful coast of Northern Sardinia provides a breathtaking backdrop to the six-day regatta, impeccably hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, partners with Rolex for over 30 years. One of the most competitive battles will take place between the six 72-footers entered for the Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship. Maxi owners have little trouble convincing the world’s best professional sailors - Olympic Champions, round-the-world race and America’s Cup winners - to join them for one of the most highly anticipated contests in the grand prix sailing calendar. (Published on Sep 6, 2015)

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, Course Map
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, Course Map above
UPDATE: September 6, 2015: Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Sept. 6-12
UPDATE: 34 Copa del Rey Mapfre 2015 | Event Wrap Up - sailing video below
The Real Club Nautico de Palma has become world renowned for organising the famous annual Copa del Rey, the key high summer regatta in the Mediterranean, as well as hosts to many top international regattas from Olympic dinghy classes to Maxi yachts. Published on Aug 11, 2015

Spirit of Yachting - Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 video above - In the crystal clear waters of Porto Cervo, Sardinia, the 2014 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup took place for the fifth time. Against the breath-taking setting of Italy’s Mediterranean coast, passionate boat owners on board their cutting-edge Maxi yachts embarked on an adventure of intense rivalry and high drama. The focus was on sailing in style and even included a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the renowned Swan yachts, with a tour at the emblematic shipyard in Finland, where the boats are made. Once more the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup proved to be an enthralling spectacle. World class action and eye-catching racing craft in one of the most enticing locations on the planet. 

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup:
The Costa Smeralda provides a stunning setting and varied conditions for the THE MAXI YACHT ROLEX CUP, one of the highlights of the Mediterranean Yachting season. The first MAXI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP was held in Sardinia 1980--the brainchild of YACHT CLUB COSTA SMERALDA and its President, THE AGA KHAN.

This year's Regatta marks the 26th edition of the competition which comprises the 6th MAXI 72 ROLEX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.
Rolex Pressroom
Rolex yachting events: regattanews.com
Yacht Club Costa Smeralda: yccs.it and http://www.yccs.com/en/

Sunday, 6 September YCCS Welcome Reception Inspections, registration and briefing
Monday, 7 September Race (s)
Tuesday, 8 September Race (s)
Wednesday, 9 September Race (s)
Thursday, 10 September Lay day or resail
Friday, 11 September Race (s) Rolex Crew Party
Saturday, 12 September Race (s) Final Prize Giving

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