Rolex Big Boat Series 2021 Concludes

The final dayofthe 2021Rolex Big Boat Series, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club,featured long courses for all eight divisions, sendingboats intoevery cornerof San Francisco Bay. Clear skies,a steady westerlyand the…

100 days to the Rolex Sydney Hobart

With 100 days to go, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, home of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, remains hopeful the ‘Great Race’ will return in 2021. Noel Cornish AM, CYCA Commodore, provided an update on the Club’s plans amidst ongoing COVID-19 restrictions…

Literal Storm Provides Brief Calm Before Figurative One

An unscheduled day off in the midst of a weeklong regatta is always a nice chance to recover. When it gets announced at 5 pm the day prior, it’s truly a gift. Saturday afternoon, with a solid day of practice in the rearview mirror and a forecast for 30-plus the following…

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup wraps up in 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, at this the pinnacle event of the maxi yachting calendar, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in…

Disaster for Highland Fling XI as Lyra wins

While it was not the fierce northwesterly and flat water for which the Costa Smeralda is notorious for yacht racers, today, after three relatively light races, the wind was knocking on the door of 20 knots for the penultimate day of competition at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup.

Bomb Alley delivers on day three of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

After three races it is the leaders in the largest and smallest/slowest classes that have retained their perfect scorelines at the half way stage of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. This pinnacle event of the maxi sailing calendar is organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in…

Light, tactical day two at 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, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in conjunction with maxi yachting’s governing body, the International Maxi…