Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship, Porto Cervo | from 01/09 to 07/09
Maxi fleets have flocked to Porto Cervo each September for over 30 years since the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda established the first championship for the largest of sailing yachts in 1980. In recent years ever more impressive and varied fleets have exemplified the evolution of yacht racing as the maxi craft continue to develop and push the boundaries of design and technological innovation. The regatta regularly attracts upwards of 45 yachts and represents a whoâ€™s-who of international yachting. Competing divisions range from the 18 to 24-metre Mini Maxi class, which competes for its World Championship during the event, to the Supermaxi division which hosts yachts of 30.5 metres and above..