running of the Maxi Rolex Cup is about to get underway
in what could easily be called one of the most ideal
settings for a regatta Porto Cervo, Sardinia.
With both Maximus and Skandia making the trip to
Italy following the Rolex Fastnet the battle of these
two big boats from down under continues this time
accompanied by 35 other Maxi's around the globe. Thirteen
countries in all are represented including Argentina,
Australia, British Virgin Islands, France, Great Britain,
Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand,
Norway, Spain and United States.
The event organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda
in conjunction with the International Maxi Association
(IMA), runs from September 4th to September 10th with
racing Monday through Wednesday before the fleet take
a break on Thursday for a lay-day before completing