Nine Maxis are entered in the International Maxi Yacht Association’s Volcano Race, ranging in size from the 100ft maxi Esimit Europa 2 to several 60 footers such as the Hungarian canting keeler, Wild Joe, and the Wally 60, Good Job Guys. The Volcano Race is one of the world’s most spectacular offshore yacht races, taking competitors on a loop, starting and finishing in the Italian port of Gaeta (mid-way between Rome and Naples), south across the Tyrrhenian Sea to the Aeolian Islands, the volcanic archipelago lying off the northeast coast of Sicily.
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19 May 2015 17:12 GMT