Two weeks of racing with the Maxi Yacht Cup and Swan Cup regattas

September will once again be an intense month in Porto Cervo, with the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup scheduled from 4-10 September and the Rolex Swan Cup returning from 11-18 September, after a four-year break imposed by the pandemic.

Anticipation is high for the 32nd edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, an event organised by the YCCS in collaboration with the International Maxi Association (IMA) and with Rolex.

The entry list for this year boasts a diverse fleet, with no less than 50 yachts enrolled. Four J Class yachts will be attending, including Ranger, which last took part in 2014.

In the fiercely competitive Maxi 72 class, Cannonball, owned by YCCS member Dario Ferrari, will be returning to defend the class title claimed last year. Other famous names include the Wally Cento Magic Carpet Cubed and the maxi racers Deep Blue and Rambler.

Making their debut outings at the event will be the foiling mini maxi FlyingNikka, owned by Roberto Lacorte, and the ClubSwan 80 My Song, owned by YCCS member Pier Luigi Loro Piana.

Directly after, the 21st edition of the Rolex Swan Cup will take centre stage – a biennial event. Seeing over 90 boats parading through the islands of the archipelago of La Maddalena will be, as always, a truly spectacular sight. The usual family atmosphere that combines sportsmanship with a healthy dose of competitive spirit will accompany the six days of racing.

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2021 – Studio Borlenghi, Rolex

The fleet, ranging from 36 to 120 feet in length and encompassing a wide range of models from the Finnish shipyard, will be divided into eight divisions. These will include a class dedicated to the Clubswan 36 yachts taking part in the Swan Cup for the first time.

Nine classic Swans, designed by Sparkman & Stephens, will also be taking part, including the Swan 43 Kokkola, which attended her first Swan Cup in 1994. Returning after victory in 2018 is Plis Play, while the ClubSwan 50 Moonlight, fresh from launching this spring, will be competing for the first time.

The Swan Cup will also mark the culmination of the Nations League 2022, a one-design circuit organised by ClubSwan Racing. The overall winner of the circuit, together with the individual winners of each of the four one-design classes will be awarded prizes at the Dinner Party taking place on 17 September, the day after the exclusive owners’ dinner held on the panoramic terrace at the YCCS.

A week brimming with competition at sea and social events ashore will conclude on Sunday 18th September, with the final prize giving ceremony in Piazza Azzurra.

The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s sporting season will draw to an end later in September, with the traditional Vela & Golf event, scheduled from 23 to 25, which combines the sports of sailing and golf, with the scores achieved on the green added to those earned at sea.

For further information please visit: https://www.yccs.it/en/

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