Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – Porto Cervo

Porto Cervo has long been regarded as one of the premier sailing yacht ports in the Mediterranean, favourably placed in the north of Sardinia. Porto Cervo’s main yachting event is the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Rolex Maxi 72 Class World Championship, which takes place towards the end of the Mediterranean yachting season each year. The 30th edition of the regatta will take place in September 2019.

More Information about the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

The event is organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in association with the International Maxi Association and Rolex, the world-famous watch brand. It perfectly combines the ultra-luxury that characterizes Porto Cervo with the high-brow sailing competition that defines the World Series. A small fleet of luxury sailing yachts gathers in this chic Italian destination for one week of regatta fun, as a challenging course of approximately 30 miles is established to the north-west of the island. A busy schedule of luxury social events is organized alongside the racing, offering competitors and friends the chance to unwind with passionate seafarers.

Which Type of Sailing Yachts Take Part in Porto Cervo’s Main Regatta?

In 2018, 41 sailing yachts flocked to Sardinia to participate in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. The yachts are separated into five distinct categories – Maxi 72, Wally, Supermaxi, Maxi, and mini maxi – and compete in this world championship event. In 2018, six vessels emerged victorious: S/Y MOMO, S/Y LYRA, S/Y TOPAZ, S/Y GRANDE ORAZIO, S/Y SUPERNIKKA, and S/Y H20. A number of spectacular sailing and motor yachts fill Porto Cervo’s harbour throughout the week, justifying the destination’s reputation as being among sailors’ favourite Mediterranean yacht hubs.

When is the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2019?

The next edition of the sailing yacht regatta will take place from 1st – 7th September 2019.