By James Boyd, International Maxi Association, 09/08/2018
Costa Smeralda once again delivered on the concluding day of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup with brilliant sunshine and 10-15 knots westerly winds. The J Class, racing within the event’s Supermaxi class, sailed a tricky course with a beat up ‘Bomb Alley’, looping around the island of Spargi before a run back down the area’s notorious passage between Sardinia and the off-lying La Maddalena archipelago.
By James Boyd, International Maxi Association, 09/07/2018
While a Mistral had been forecast for the penultimate day of the 2018 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the westerly wind gusting only into the early 20s, still made for a lively, challenging day out on the water. The course took the trio of Js on a 34.5 mile clock-wise lap of the La Maddalena, northwest to round the island of Spargi.