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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Weather changes, not for the better

If it's not one thing, it's another! Sadly with the wind dropping away, only one race could be sailed for the Wallys and Maxi 72s, while the course was shortened for the remaining classes.

Robertissima - Click image for a larger image

In the Maxi 72s, today’s race was won convincingly by Roberto Tomasini Grinover’s Robertissima.

The Italian team is now second overall, 0.75 points astern of leader and defending champion, Hap Fauth’s Bella Mente.

After three races in the Wally class, Association President Thomas Bscher and his Wally 107, Open Season, remain unbeaten.

Otherwise today in the Wally class it seemed to pay to be over early . . .

Both Sir Lindsay Owen Jones’ Wallycento Magic Carpet Cubed and Claus Peter Offen’s Wally 100 Y3K were OCS, but ended up second and third on the water.

Sadly in a start line collision between the Wallycentos, the new Galateia was damaged and she will not be able to compete in the remainder of the regatta.

In the Supermaxi class, Winwin is leading. Following her victory in Tuesday’s race, she was second today behind the lime green Briand 108, Inoui.

After a disappointing opening to the regatta, Carlo Alessandro Puri Negri and his much modified Farr 70, Atalanta II, came good to win the Mini Maxi Racing class, now second overall

While victory for Benoit de Froidmont's Wally 60 Wallyno sees her claim the overall lead in the Mini Maxi Racer-Cruiser class.

Elsewhere Mike Slade’s Leopard 3 won in the Maxi Racing class, leaving her tied with George David’s Rambler 88 in the Maxi Racing class.

Pier Luigi Loro Piana scored a second wint aboard My Song to remain leader in the Maxi Racer-Cruisers.

James Boyd
8 September 2016 21:20 GMT


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