Sailing

TP52 World Championship
Ice

The Rolex TP52 World Championship is considered to be a benchmark for inshore yacht racing. The pinnacle event of the TP52 class season gathered ten teams from seven countries in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, for five days of competition. The quest was one of the most coveted prizes in grand prix sailing. After eight races, Takashi Okura’s Sled, from the United States, emerged victorious to claim a well-deserved title. Rolex has supported the TP52 World Championship since 2017 as part of a longstanding commitment to the sport that dates back more than 60 years.  

Crew Platoon
Kat

Over a regatta which consisted of five races there was no room in a winning scoreline for one big result. While several rival teams left the sunshine island of Menorca today rueing small mistakes which ultimately cost them their chances of lifting the TP52 class’s prestigious Royal Cup, Harm Müller Spreer’s can point to a consistent scoreline as the reason his German flagged team won at the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing week for the second time in a row.

52 super series
Kat

Not since Quantum Key West Race Week in 2014 has a 52 SUPER SERIES team opened a regatta with three back-to-back race wins, but Andy Soriano's Alegre team matched the record of Quantum Racing today when they took both winning guns in breezy conditions at the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week to complement their first day victory Tuesday.

52 super series
Kat

The Plattner family’s South African flagged Phoenix laid down a marker that they should again be podium contenders when they won today’s light winds official practice race prior to Tuesday’s start of the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week.

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup
Kat

The provisional classification sees Velsheda, Magic Carpet 3, Cannonball, Capricorn and Lyra at the top of their respective divisions. A lay day is scheduled for tomorrow.

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup
Kat

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 Association.
 

Maxi Rolex Cup
Kat

Porto Cervo, 6 September 2021. An excellent first day of racing opened the 31st Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of Title Sponsor Rolex and the IMA (International Maxi Yacht Association), with a fleet of 44 yachts of over 60 feet (18.29 metres) enrolled.

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup
Kat

After a year’s hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 43 of the world’s largest and most advanced racing boats have gathered in the jewel of northeast Sardinia that is Porto Cervo, for tomorrow’s start of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup.

31ste Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup
Kat

Porto Cervo, 5 September 2021. The 31st edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of Title Sponsor Rolex and the International Maxi Association, officially gets underway today with the skippers' briefing followed by a welcome cocktail on the YCCS terrace. Racing will start tomorrow at 12 midday, and run through Saturday 11 September.

ClubSwan 125 Skorpios
Ice

The ClubSwan 125 Skorpios, Nautor’s Swan flagship of the ClubSwan line, the high performance range of the Finnish yard, débuted remarkable success at the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s premier event, the Rolex Fastnet Race.