Start:07021 Porto Cervo, Province of Sassari, Italy
Finish:07021 Porto Cervo, Province of Sassari, Italy
The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup regatta is interesting to many sailing enthusiasts thanks to challenging competitions and an exciting coastal program. Thanks to the unique natural landscape of the north-eastern coast of Sardinia the crews have to take a difficult route, and the coordinated work of the whole team is very important for victory. This regatta is a great opportunity for beginners to learn the basics of yachting and gain invaluable competitive experience.
The best large sailing boats from different countries get together annually and form the fleet of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup regatta in Porto Cervo in Sardinia. Maxi yachts are famous for their speed and power. These large boats cut through the waves with incredible ease.
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is also a place to showcase the latest trends in the construction and design of maxi yachts.
It often happens that the regatta is the first place where you will see new yachts, and only later they will appear at the largest boat shows.
The competitions in 2012 were marked by one unusual record. The largest yacht in the history of the competition was recorded among the participants - the giant 66-meter Hetairos sailboat. It became the longest mast ever encountered in the Panama Canal.
Registration, measurement, inspection and skippers’ briefing
Short briefing and the final race
The regatta will take place in Porto Cervo in Sardinia. A detailed schedule will be added later.
Yes, of course. There will be an experienced skipper and team members on the yacht. They will give you a role and teach you everything you need to know to be a useful team member and feel comfortable.
Yes, all team members will definitely try themselves in different roles to better understand each other. Standing at the helm is an integral part of training for beginners as well as setting sails, and helping the team during moorings.
As a rule, participants in the regatta live on the yacht. The boat has everything you need for a comfortable stay: nice beds, a kitchen, a shower with toilet. If you do not want to live on a yacht, then you can arrange to stay at the hotel onshore.
The crew decides altogether what kind of food they prefer to eat and makes necessary purchases. Simple dishes can be cooked, usually taking turns. Some regattas offer daily meals and intensive evening program for all crews.
We can make an invitation for a visa, but you need to apply for a visa by yourself.
Most people tolerate some seasickness easily. If you feel that you are starting to feel sick, it is best to get at the steering wheel or tune the sails. Get yourself busy, show your body that you don’t have time to get sick, you have to fight for victory in the race. There are also many quite effective medicines from sickness. If you start taking them in advance, then the probability of seasickness is almost zero.
Before each trip, we organize an online meeting where participants get to know each other and the captain. The captain will answer all your questions. The crew will have a group chat so you can get to know each other before the start of the regatta. Then you will meet in the marina.
The main rule is to dress comfortably and according to the weather. Clothing: • windbreaker and pants or shorts; • shirt/jacket with UV protection (thermal underwear and fleece); • adjustable hat/cap; • gloves. We recommend to purchase a long-sleeved jacket with UV protection in order to protect yourself from the sun and strong wind. Yachting shoes should be: • light, with non-slip white outsole; • with the fixed heel; • with a tightly closed nose. During the sailing without shoes, you can fall or injure your fingers and feet on the deck. There are many protruding parts on the boat that are easy to catch. Unfortunately, even experienced sailors are not protected from unpleasant injuries when they ignore this simple rule.