Following Tuesday’s abandonment, racing resumed on schedule for the third day of the 2012 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Gusts of 15-16 knots heralded the start of racing as the 12-strong Mini Maxi fleet tackled two windward/leeward races of approximately 10-nautical miles. The remaining 22 boats spread across four classes negotiated a 38-nm coastal course, which took them into the Maddalena Archipelago at Capo Ferro before a reach up to Monaci and long leg to windward outside the islands to Barrettinelli. En route back to the finish off Porto Cervo, the fleet headed downwind through Bomb Alley.
Yesterday'’s winners were: Bella Mente (USA), with victory in both races in the Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship; Esimit Europa 2 (SLO) in Maxi Racing; Altair (ITA) in Maxi Racing/Cruising; Nilaya (GBR) in Supermaxi and Open Season (GBR) in Wally. Esimit Europa 2 (SLO) again completed the course in the fastest time, finishing in three hours, 23 minutes. The competition leaders after two days of racing are: Bella Mente (USA) in the Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship; Esimit Europa 2 (SLO) in Maxi Racing; Aegir (GBR) in Maxi Racing/Cruising; Nilaya(GBR) in Supermaxi and Magic Carpet 2 (GBR) in Wally.