Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup: Day one round-up

Written by Laura Nicholls

Day one of the 29th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship saw competitors sail off under blue skies on Monday morning. Taking place at Porto Cervo, racers were met with gusts of up to 18-knots on the 35-mile coastal route for half of the competing classes.

29th edition Maxi Yacht Rolex CupThe Mini Maxi groups 1 and 2 competed on a very similar but slightly shorter course, while the Maxi 72s, competing for their World Championship, faced two windward-leeward races on a different regatta course.

29th edition Maxi Yacht Rolex CupThe day ended with the leaders of the six categories competing for the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup involving a total of 41 participating crews as follows:ย 

Supermaxi class: Topaz

Maxi class: Massimiliano Florio's Southern Wind 82 Grande Orazio

Wally class: Sir Lindsay Owen-Jonesโ€™ Magic Carpet Cubedย 

Maxi 72: MOMOย 

Mini Maxi Group 1: SuperNikka

Mini Maxi Group 2: H2O

29th edition Maxi Yacht Rolex CupThese monohull yachts, which all measure over 18.29-metres, are set to continue racing tomorrow, Tuesday 4 September, with Supermaxi, Maxi, Maxi 72 and Mini Maxi Groups 1 and 2 scheduled for a coastal course, and the Wally fleet competing on a windward/leeward racetrack.

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