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Day three at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup


The third day of racing at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup came to a close yesterday in the Costa Smeralda in a day which saw lighter, shiftier breezes for the 40 participants.

In the Maxi 72 class, Momo won both of the days races, whilst in the Wally Division, Open Season once again took first place for the third consecutive day. The latest leader in the Mini Maxi Racer Cruisers is Giuseppe Puttini’s 1976 vintage Swan 65 Shirlaf.

Comanche is performing well, with skipper Ken Read explaining their presence in this event as well as other renowned regattas. He says, “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.” Later this year, Comanche will be in Australia in a second bid to win the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup will continue today, with the lay day now rescheduled for tomorrow. The race will draw to a close on the 12th September.

By Gemma Fottles

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