The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, which celebrated its 30th edition in 2019, is one of the most iconic regattas on the YCCS sporting calendar and in international yachting.
During the first week of September, the most innovative maxi sailing yachts from around the world gather in Porto Cervo for spectacular sailing amidst the islands of the La Maddalena archipelago, particularly when powered by the mistral wind. The fleet is divided into various categories based on boat types.
The event is organised in collaboration with IMA (International Maxi Association) and with the support of longstanding partner Rolex.
Rolex World of Yachting
Rolex has always associated with activities driven by passion, excellence, precision and team spirit. It naturally gravitated towards the elite world of yachting six decades ago and today supports the most prestigious clubs, races and regattas. The brand is Title Sponsor of 15 major international events – from leading offshore races, such as the annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and the biennial Rolex Fastnet Race, to grand prix competition at the Rolex TP52 World Championship and spectacular gatherings at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the Rolex Swan Cup.
It also supports the exciting new SailGP series, where national teams race in supercharged F50 catamarans on some of the world’s most famous harbours. Rolex’s partnerships with the likes of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, Royal Ocean Racing Club, New York Yacht Club and Royal Yacht Squadron are the foundation of its enduring relationship with this dynamic sport.