Courtesy of Rolex World of Yachting
The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2018 pitches some of the world’s most imposing yachts in close competition. First held in 1980, 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). The crews will be of the highest calibre, exhibiting the requisite dedication, skill and finesse to manoeuvre these powerful craft on the spectacular waters of the Costa Smeralda from 2 – 8 September. Organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS), which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017, and the International Maxi Association, 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. Rolex has been a partner of the YCCS since 1984 and Title Sponsor of this regatta since 1985.