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Spirit of Lorina crowned top IRC maxi in Loro Piana Giraglia

Jean-Pierre Barjon’s Botin 65 Spirit of Lorina was top maxi across the entire IRC fleet within the Loro Piana Giraglia’s offshore finale from Saint-Tropez into Genoa.

Black Jack just misses Loro Piana Giraglia race record

The 100ft maxi yacht Black Jack first home just 15 minutes outside Loro Piana Giraglia race record

Jethou and Wallyño reign supreme in Loro Piana Giraglia inshores

A second 20 mile coastal race, this time from Saint-Tropez down to a turning mark off L’Escalet and back, rounded off the inshore series for the maxis competing in Loro Piana Giraglia.

Maxi Inshore Challenge race a single coastal course

Monday 19 of the 24 strong maxi fleet racied a single coastal course, starting and finishing in the Golfe de Saint-Tropez.

Lumpy seastate made life challenging at Loro Piana Giraglia Maxi Inshore Challenge

The second day of Loro Piana Giraglia inshore racing, in the third event of the International Maxi Association’s 2024 Mediterranean Maxi Inshore Challenge

Hap Fauth’s Bella Mente claims IMA Maxi European Championship title

Hap Fauth, tactician Terry Hutchinson and the all-star cast of the Maxi 74 Bella Mente claimed the third edition of the IMA Maxi European Championship.

Maxis Galateia and V go to the wire at 20th PalmaVela

The maxis competing over the last four days of inshore and coastal racing at the Real Club Nautico de Palma’s PalmaVela

Rolex Middle Sea Race – Bullitt tops Rolex Middle Sea Race’s IRC One

While it was the Chris Sherlock skippered Leopard 3 that reached Marsamxett Harbour first, Bullitt at least has the consolation of winning IRC 1 on time correction

Second IMA Mediterranean Maxi Inshore Challenge victory for Wallyño

Benoît de Froidmont’s Wallyño won the Mediterranean Maxi Inshore Challenge (MMIC) after a magnificent 2023 season.

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez’s maxi fleet goes coastal

The 39-strong maxi fleet moved to the bay off the Cote d’Azur’s famous Pampelonne beach for the start and finish of the coastal race for day two of the Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez.

Black Jack is 2022/23 IMA Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge champion

Peter Harburg was presented with the silver trophy for the MMOC at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda during the recent Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup.

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – Open Season breaks Spirit of Lorina’s winning streak

After a strong start, Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup crews regrouped after their layday for Friday’s shifty winds that barely touched 10 knots and were more typically 5-6