, 2022-09-06 17:32:26,
Porto Cervo – Day 2 brought a second almost ideal day of sailing in Porto Cervo in the 32nd edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, a regatta organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in collaboration with the IMA (International Maxi Association) and with the support of the long-standing title sponsor Rolex.
Today’s racing saw the J Class and the Mini Maxi 1 class complete two windward-leeward races, while the Race Committee chose a course inside the channel that separates Sardinia from the archipelago of La Maddalena for the remainder of the competing divisions. After rounding an upwind offset mark, all classes taking on the coastal course headed downwind towards the Bisce pass and the island of Spargi, which the larger yachts rounded clockwise for a total of 33 miles, while the Mini Maxi 2, 3 and 4 classes rounded a mark prior to reaching the island, for a total of 26.5 miles.
Porto Cervo and the Costa Smeralda granted participants an encore to yesterday’s spectacular first day at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, with the breeze once again coming from the south east and blowing at around 12 to 15 knots on the coastal course, and a little more for the windward-leewards. This was combined with waves of approximately 1.5 metres. The four J Class yachts, like the six Mini Maxi 1 entries, are very closely matched within their categories, so close encounters and thrilling mark roundings ensured an exciting day on the water. The J Class winner of the day, thanks to two first…
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