Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup
Highly competitive coastal race in Porto Cervo
Every year in September the best yachts, sailed by some of the best sailors in the world, meet in Porto Cervo, because here they have the opportunity to measure themselves against peers in a highly competitive sporting context. Organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of longstanding partner Rolex and in collaboration with the international Maxi Association, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is an unmissable event.
Best Of The Best
An impressive fleet of boats, with a minimum length of 60 feet, at the cutting edge of yacht design and construction are taking part, with internationally renowned sailors on board. The race is set on coastal courses around the islands of the La Maddalena Archipelago and along the infamous "Bomb Alley" strait between the islands and Sardinia. To make the race even more competitive a sort of handicap is assigned to each boat and scores are then styled based on compensated time.
Back On Land
While a competitive aspect of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is undoubtedly at the utmost importance, the event is also a favourite with owners and crews thanks to the special program back on land, including the renowned owners dinner offered by partner Rolex. In addition conveniences like the skippers briefing or a welcome cocktail are offered by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. Last but not least the spectacular setting is just one of the reasons many maxi owners return to Porto Cervo year after year.