Offshore

Rolex Capri Sailing Week - Day 1

 
Day one of the Rolex Capri Sailing Week was a maxi-only affair on the Bay of Naples

Dario Ferrari’s Pepe Cannonball comfortably winning by more than a minute in both of Wednesday’s windward-leeward races.

Alex Schaerer’s Caol Ila R posted two seconds while Sir Peter Ogden’s Jethou and American Bryon Ehrhart's Lucky both scored a third and a fourth.

On board Jethou the crew are getting used to their freshly turboed weapon while this is the first event for the Lucky crew aboard the Maxi 72 that was previously Hap Fauth’s Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship winner, Bella Mente.

In the Maxi Racer-Cruiser class Roberto Lacorte and the crew of his Vismara 62 SuperNikka also scored double race wins - by more than a minute on IRC corrected time from Peter Dubens’ Spectre in race one and by just 26 seconds to Jean Pierre Barjon's Swan 601 Lorina 1895 in the second race.

While the Maxi classes were competing together, starting a few minutes later were the fleet from Piacenza -based manufacturer Mylius Yachts, competing for their own Championship at Rolex Capri Sailing Week.

Wednesday’s two races for these had two different winners with Vittorio Biscarini’s Mylius 50 Ars Una, the 2016 Italian ORC Champion and the Mylius 60 Fra Diavolo of Vincenzo Addessi, President of the Yacht Club Gaeta.

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