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

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – Surprise Spirit of Lorina double win

Surprise Spirit of Lorina double bullet as lumpy conditions challenge Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup fleet.

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup Day 3 – Highland Fling with comfortable seven point cushion

With two race wins and only one finish off the podium, Lord Irvine Laidlaw’s Highland Fling XI sits on a comfortable seven point cushion after the dark green Reichel/Pugh 82 won the Maxi class’ first windward-leeward race.

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – Day 2 Windward-Leewards

Tuesday it was the turn of the J Class and Mini Maxi 1’s former Maxi 72s to sail windward-leewards on open water on day 2 of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

J Class drama on opening day of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

There was drama at the J Class start when the massive genoa on Topaz exploded requiring her army of crew to scrabble to recover the broken sail and plug in a replacement before they got going.

Spectacular renaissance for Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup at Porto Cervo

The wind off Porto Cervo never filled in on the final day of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Thus, following Friday’s layday, the results at the end of play on Thursday stand.

Light, tactical day two at very different Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

With a fine turn-out plus integrating the Wallys into the IRC maxi fleets, racing feels very different at this year’s Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup