Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship round up

Written by Laura Nicholls

As the final day of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship, Dieter Schön’s Momo was unbeaten and looking highly likely to defend her title in the Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship. Second place went to Cannonball who moved up during the race to pass Sorcha - who finished third today - using similar tactics to Momo

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Maxi 72 World ChampionshipIn Mini Maxi Group 2, the class of smallest boats competing, Michele’s Vallicelli 80 H20 was victorious. Whereas in the faster Mini Maxi class, Roberto Lacorte’s Vismara 62 SuperNikka claimed his third Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup victory.

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Maxi 72 World ChampionshipThe most remarkable victory was that of the Wally 77 Lyra in the Wally class, despite this being the first ever regatta for her owner-driver, Chinese-Canadian Terry Hui.

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Maxi 72 World ChampionshipThe J Class claimed the top three slots in the SuperMaxi class, with Topaz sealing the deal by one point, despite Ronald de Waal’s Velsheda winning today’s race. 

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Maxi 72 World ChampionshipIn the Maxi class, victory today for Argentinean Miguel Galuccio’s Vera was not enough to displace Massimiliano Florio’s Grande Orazio from the top spot after his Southern Wind 82 finished third today to Lauro Buoro's Wally 94.

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