Porto Cervo, 10 September 2022. The remaining classification of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup continues to be unchanged from yesterday due to the cancellation of the coastal race scheduled for today’s ultimate working day of competitors, brought on by a robust and intensifying mistral wind.
The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in collaboration with the IMA (Intercontinental Maxi Affiliation) and with the guidance of extended-standing title sponsor Rolex.
The entire fleet left their docks in Porto Cervo Marina for a begin scheduled for 10 a.m., and gathered in the beginning region situated about 2 miles south east of the Li Nibani islets. The Race Committee had selected 3 programs, based on the size of the boats in the different divisions, in an place that was fairly sheltered from the strong northwesterly wind. In spite of very careful preparations to deliver the boats on their final race, the committee designed the conclusion to send the fleet again to port in the encounter of gusts of over 30 knots and forecasts demonstrating the wind escalating more.
Svea is topped winner among the the J Course yachts, followed by Ranger and Velsheda respectively. In the Supermaxi division the Swan 115 Shamanna triumphed about the Spirit Yachts 111 Geist with the Swan 115 Moat 1 in third location.
In the Maxi division, the biggest with 13 entries, Highland Fling XI took the acquire ahead of the Wallycento Galateia and the Wally 93 Bullitt. In the Mini Maxi 1 group of pure racing yachts, Vesper claimed victory ahead of Proteus and Bella Mente. The scores ended up extremely restricted at the major of the Mini Maxi 2 class, wherever Capricorno acquired the far better of the Mylius 80 Twin Soul B by just just one position, with the Wally 78 Rose taking third location.
H2O attained a distinct run of four consecutive wins to triumph with a clear margin in the Mini Maxi 3&4 classification. She was adopted by the Mylius 65 FD Oscar 3 and the Dehler 60 Blue Oyster.
The 32nd edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup will also be remembered as internet hosting the race debut of FlyingNikka, the initially at any time Mini Maxi foiler. Provided her radically unique design compared to conventional boats, FlyingNikka raced in her personal class, the Mini Maxi , in which she was the sole participant.
YCCS Commodore Michael Illbruck reflected on the week throughout the closing prize offering ceremony: “The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is a specific event, one of a kind I would say, which we are very pleased to organise. Some of the ideal sailors in the planet appear to Porto Cervo to sail on J Course boats, designed in the 1930s, as nicely as maxi yachts at the cutting edge of naval technology. We will proceed to raise the bar and follow a route of innovation and excellence. My many thanks go to our lover Rolex, the Race Committee and the Intercontinental Jury, the YCCS staff and all the owners and sailors who are the genuine protagonists of this event, and my congratulations go to all the winners of this 32nd version.”
Offers from the division winners
Bouwe Bekking, tactician on the J Course Svea: “We had a wonderful week, we did a ton of education, we sailed perfectly, had excellent starts and that assisted a ton. The crew get the job done was exceptional, the boat was properly well prepared, no breakages which is a big thing with these J Course boats which weigh 185 tonnes. Porto Cervo is a amazing put. Sailing about the rocks and also the combination of a few of up and down races as very well – fantastic committee, very good organisation, amazing scenery, it’s in which you can see the most beautiful photos of these boats.”
Christopher Manufacturer, boat captain of the Supermaxi Shamanna: “We’re delighted with the outcome, the boat goes brilliantly and the crew was ideal. We thank the organisation for environment up a Supermaxi course independent from the J Course yachts, which enhanced the level of competition. Congratulations to our opponents.”
Irvine Laidlaw, proprietor of the Maxi Highland Fling XI: “The boat is 13 years outdated this 12 months and we’re delighted that we can nonetheless compete and contend nicely towards all these other boats that are considerably more youthful. We’ll be again subsequent 12 months with a new 80-foot cat and we’re searching ahead to that extremely considerably, it’s the most effective position in the earth to go sailing and with any luck , we’ll have the swiftest catamaran in the globe.”
Jim Schwarz, owner of the Mini Maxi 1 Vesper: “It’s quite special, this kind of a specific spot, a distinctive regatta. The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is the most effective, it’s as simple as that. We will undoubtedly be back.”
Alessandro Del Bono, owner of the Mini Maxi 2 Capricorno: “I’m emotion a ton of thoughts all at after, 1st of all for the reason that there are 3 generations of my relatives on board, from my father Rinaldo to my son, next due to the fact our boat has a excellent history (she gained the Admiral’s Cup in 1995) and will be 27 many years aged this yr, then I’m very pleased of the crew who confirmed their capability despite acquiring an typical age nicely previously mentioned the others, and ultimately for the splendor of racing in Sardinia.”
Riccardo De Michele, owner of the Mini Maxi 3 H2O: “We could not race these days due to the fact the wind was also solid, we agree with the selection of the Race Committee for the reason that when we have been returning to the dock it had now started out to improve, touching more than 30 knots. In the course of the four days of racing the temperature situations ended up great for our boat and the success stacked up. My compliments go to all my crew, manoeuvres ended up performed very well and safely and securely. I’m happy, it is been a attractive week!”
With the summary of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the organisational composition of the YCCS now welcomes the competitors of the Rolex Swan Cup, scheduled from 11 to 18 September, with extra than 90 yachts from the Finnish shipyard collecting in Porto Cervo. Racing is scheduled to begin on 13 September.