In a little under two months time, the world’s number one rendezvous for Maxi yachts returns in the shape of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Taking place from 31 August – 6 September, the competition is always one of the international yachting calendar’s standout occasions.
The Costa Smeralda provides a stunning setting and a variety of great, challenging conditions for the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, one of the highlights of the Mediterranean yachting season. The first ever Maxi World Championship held in Sardinia in 1980 was the brainchild of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and it's president, the Aga Khan. The regatta is now an eagerly anticipated annual event and attracts a sizeable fleet of majestic Maxi yachts to Porto Cervo each September. 2014 marks the 25th edition of the competition which comprises the fifth running of the much-vaunted Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship.