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PRESS RELEASE: 22 August, 2018

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2018 will pitch some of the world’s most imposing yachts in close competition on the spectacular waters of the Costa Smeralda from 2 – 8 September.
 

Rolex has forged a privileged relationship with yachting out of a natural affinity with this dynamic sport and its time-honoured values. This year the brand celebrates the 60th anniversary of association with yachting – Rolex now has deep-rooted ties with the most prestigious yacht clubs, institutions and races all around the world.

The Fall season starts with Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship in Porto Cervo (from 02/09 to 08/09 2018, Yacht Club Costa Esmeralda). The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is the second longest-running event in the Rolex yachting portfolio, and a pivotal part of the brand’s six-decade-long association with the sport. Precision and excellence are essentials at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, for which the best skippers and crews are matched with the most advanced yachts.

Engraved Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40
Engraved Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40, presented to the Winner of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2018

Rolex has been a partner of the YCCS since 1984 and Title Sponsor of this regatta since 1985. The 29th edition features some 44 yachts, ranging in size from just over 18 metres (60 feet) all the way up to 44 metres (144 feet).
 

 

Yachts

The Maxi division in the race is open to yachts between 24 metres and 30.5 metres (80 – 100 feet). The largest class of competing yachts will be the Mini Maxis, measuring between 18 and 24 metres (60 – 80 feet). The class will be divided into two principal divisions: Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship and Racing/Cruising. The Rolex Maxi 72 Worlds will showcase six all-carbon stripped-out racing machines. Offering no shred of comfort below deck, these yachts deliver grand prix design and racing technology to their helmsman-owners, who are supported by an entirely professional crew.

Discover more about the programme, the entry list and the crews here.

 

Source: press release. Rolex. Quinag Communications.
Photo credit: © Rolex/ Carlo Borlenghi
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