08 Sep Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2019 September 1st to 7th, 2019 – Porto Cervo (ITA)
This year the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup celebrated its 30th edition. In fact, in 1980 the YCCS and ICAYA, the association for Maxi yachts which is now known as the International Maxi Association (IMA), decided to organise an event specifically for these unique and exclusive types of yachts. The regatta was initially held every two years, but since 2000 the “Maxis” has become an annual event.
This edition saw the participation of over 53 yachts coming from 17 countries. Among them, 8 Swan yachts were enrolled in this iconic regatta.
The Mini Maxi Racer Cruiser division was won by Stephen Cucchiaro’s Swan 601 FLOW, claiming the Swan Maxi Trophy! LUNZ AM MEER, Swan 651, owned by Marietta Strasoldo, took second place in the Mini Maxi Cruiser Racer division, while Anthony Ball’s Swan 65 SIX JAGUAR claimed third place. Swan 90 NEFERTITI, owned by Juan Ball, finished first place in the Maxi Racer Cruiser Division. The ClubSwan 36 was in Porto Cervo as well on display for participating crews to admire and take for sea trials. Nautor’s Swan had also the pleasure to have Paul Cayard at the helm of ClubSwan 36.