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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Winners Are Grinners at Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Porto Cervo, 6th September 2014.

The curtain closed on the 25th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship with the victory of Magic Carpet 3 (Wally), Firefly (Supermaxi), Highland Fling (Maxi), Lupa of London (Mini Maxi Racing Cruising) and Lionheart (J-Class) in their respective divisions. Andres Soriano's Alegre claimed the title of Mini Maxi Rolex World Champion 2014 in the event organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in collaboration with the International Maxi Association.
Alegre Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
Today's fifth and final day of racing brought near-perfect conditions once again with a brisk 15-20 knots of northerly wind on the race course. While the Mini Maxi, Wally and J-Class boats competed in two windward-leewards, bringing the Minis to the full quota of 8 races run, the remainder of the fleet faced a coastal course bringing them through the infamous "Bomb Alley", around La Maddalena island and back home through the strait of Capo Ferro for a total of approximately 30 nautical miles.
Alegre Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
Alegre's victory brings to a close a week of thrilling racing in the fiercely competitive Mini Maxi fleet. Although the US boat with John Kostecki calling tactics led from day one, the delta was minimal and today's racing was decisive. A third and a fourth place were sufficient for Soriano to secure the championship. Roberto Tommasini Grinover takes second place with his Robertissima just half a point ahead of Niklas Zennstrom's Ran 5 which was the boat of the day having posted two bullets.
Alegre crew Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
"We worked hard. The competition is very strong in this fleet. We sailed in Palma a few weeks back and it was not one of our better performance, so it's very nice to come back here, to bounce back and do well. Today was an important day but we raced like we did all week, just trying hard," Soriano said.
Lionheart Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
A battle to the death between the magnificent J-Class boats came to a happy ending for the 43-metre Lionheart which lifted the Rolex timepiece for the division. Ranger and Rainbow, who had also been jostling for the top spot all week, follow in second and third place respectively, separated by just one point each. Rainbow narrowly missed out on victory after being disqualified as a result of a protest in the final race. Today's race winner Velsheda sits in fourth.
Magic Carpet 3 Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
In another highly competitive division, just one point separated the top three boats in the Wally fleet this morning. However a final push from Sir Lindsay Owen Jones' Magic Carpet 3, claiming a bullet in today's first windward-leeward, brought the Wally Cento to the top of the classification and any hope of victory to an end for Jean Charles Decaux's J One and Claus-Peter Offen's Y3K who placed second and third overall respectively.
Firefly Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
A fourth bullet over five races held was the icing on the cake today for the 35-metre Supermaxi Firefly who takes the top spot in the division ahead of Swiss boat Inoui and Vittorio Moretti's 36-metre Viriella.
Highland Fling Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
Sir Irvine Laidlaw's Highland Fling presented a perfect scorecard with five consecutive victories in the Maxi division. Second place overall went to the Swan 90 Odin while Bristolian took third place.
Lupa of London Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
No change in today's overall classification for the Mini Maxi Racing Cruising division where Lupa of London takes first place ahead of Russia's Bronenosec and French yacht
Arobas.

Final Results

Mini Maxi Racing

Position. Boat - R1/R2/R3/R4/R5/R6/R7/R8 - Total

1. Alegre - 1.5/1/3/4/(5)/1.5/3/4 - 18
2. Robertissima III - 6/2/1/(5)/2/3/5/3 - 22
3. Rán5 - 4.5/3/2/2/(7)/9/1/1 - 22.5

Wally

1. Magic Carpet 3 - 2/1/5/1/(5)/1/3 - 13
2. J One - 1/3/2/2/3/3/(10 RET) - 14
3. Y3K - 3/2/1/3/2/4/(10 DNF)- 15

Supermaxi

1. Firefly - 1/1/(2)/1/1 - 4
2. Inoui - 2/2/1/2/(2) - 7
3. Viriella- 3/3/3/3/(3) - 12

Maxi

1. Highland Fling - 1/1/1/1/(1) - 4
2. Odin - 2/2/2/2/(2) - 8
3. Bristolian - (4 DNF)/4 DNF/3/3/3 - 13

Mini Maxi Racing/Cruising

1. Lupa of London - 1/1/2/1/(7 DNF) - 5
2. Bronenosec - (4)/2/1/2/3 - 8
3. Arobas - 2/4/3/3/(5) - 12

J Class

1. Lionheart - (4)/1/2/2/1/4/2 - 12
2. Ranger - 1/2/(4)/3/2/2/3 - 13
3. Rainbow - 2/3/1/1/4/3/(5DSQ) - 14

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Friday, September 5, 2014

The Stage is Set For Battle at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo

Dramatic showdowns have been set up for the final races at the 2014 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Verdicts in three classes will be decided during tomorrow’s decisive day. All classes sailed a coastal course today with around seven knots from the north at the start, building to a 12-15 knot north-easterly midway through the race.
Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
The Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship is living up to its pre-event billing as the tightest and most competitive in its five-year history. Heading into today’s critical coastal race, just two points separated the leading three teams.
Alegre Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
Consistency, sound decision-making and taking only calculated risks are credited as the determining factors in such a tight championship. Andres Soriano’s Alegre, three-time runner-up, is proving the most reliable performer.
Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
“It’s going to be a very competitive week. One mistake and that’s that,” Soriano said ahead of the competition. 
Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
Today Alegre assumed impressive control of the 25-nm long coastal race after rounding the first mark well ahead of her rivals. Her lead remained unthreatened for the remainder of the race, which took yachts south to Mortoriotto, back up the coast into the Maddalena Archipelago and a brief glimpse of Bomb Alley, before turning north to Monaci and the run home.
Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
Robertissima III, the Italian-crewed boat (and former Rán 2, last year’s winning yacht), has enjoyed a terrific week and today claimed second place. She trails Alegre by three points ahead of tomorrow’s two scheduled windward/leeward races, and Alegre’s crew know from bitter experience that such a margin is vulnerable. 
Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
“We’ve been playing averages. It would have been nice to have put more points between ourselves and Robertissima ahead of the final day, but these two boats now have a jump on the fleet. We can’t let them [Robertissima] get away. We need to be cautious [tomorrow] and keep it close,” said Alegre’s Olly Cameron.
Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
The learning curve for Robertissima owner Roberto Tomasini Grinover and his crew has been steep but one they are mounting at impressive velocity. 
Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
“We are an inexperienced team in this class. Less than a year ago, we were here looking at the 72-ft boats and said how wonderful they were. It's a dream to be part of this class and it is not only about great boats but top class teams. We want to be very competitive,” explained tactician Vasco Vascotto.
Bella Mente Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
Niklas Zennström’s Rán crew started the week as the defending champion and have experience in making dramatic comebacks in Porto Cervo, but today’s sixth place on his new Rán 5 has all but ended the crew’s chances of a fourth title in five years. A new champion is all but guaranteed after 2012 victor Bella Mente also struggled in today’s coastal race, leaving Hap Fauth’s crew in fourth.

Wally Form
Y3K Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
Engaging competition and a dramatic final day is also offered by the Wally class. Four-time winner, Claus-Peter Offen and Y3K are tied on points with defending champion Jean-Charles Decaux and his J One crew. And one point behind lies Magic Carpet 3. Y3K performed better of the three teams today, finishing in third while J One claimed fourth and Owen-Jones’s Magic Carpet 3 had to settle for sixth.
Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
J-Class report
Lionheart Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
The only certainty in the J-Class is that a new champion will be crowned. Velsheda has failed to finish higher than third all week, leaving a three-way battle between Rainbow, Lionheart and Rangerfor the title. The week’s largest boat, the 43.7m Lionheart holds a slender one-point advantage overRainbow, three-time winner Ranger is a further point adrift.
Velsheda chasing Ranger Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
Elsewhere, bullets today have handed Firefly (Supermaxi), Lupa of London (Mini Maxi Racing/Cruising) and Highland Fling (Maxi) insurmountable leads in their respective classes.
Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
Racing ends tomorrow. Up to two windward/leeward races are scheduled for the Mini Maxi Rolex Worlds fleet, the J-Class and Wally, while the remaining classes will sail a coastal course.

2014 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – Provisional Results Day 4

Place, Boat Name, Boat Owner, Races; Total Points

Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship

1. Alegre (GBR), Alegre Yachting Ltd., 1.5-1-3-4-(5)-1.5; 11
2. Robertissima (CAY), Roberto Tomasini, 6-2-1-(5)-2-3; 14
3. Rán 5 (GBR), Niklas Zennstrom 4.5-3-2-2-(7)-9; 20.5

Mini Maxi R/C
1. Lupa Of London (GBR), Jeremy Pilkington, 1-1-2-1; 5
2. Bronenosec (RUS), Alpenberg S.A., 4-2-1-2; 9
3. Arobas (FRA), Gerard Logel, 2-4-3-3; 12

Maxi Racing
1. Highland Fling XI (MON), Irvine Laidlaw, 1-1-1-1; 4
2. Odin (CAY), Tom Siebel, 2-2-2-2; 8
3. Bristolian (GBR), Bristolian Marine Ltd., 4-4-3-3; 14


J-Class
1. Lionheart (GBR), Stichting Lionheart Syndicate, (4)-1-2-2-1; 6
2. Rainbow (NED), SPF JH2, 2-3-1-1-(4); 7

3. Ranger (CAY), R.S.V. Ltd., 1-2-(4)-3-2; 8


Supermaxi

1. Firefly (NED), Eric Bijlsma, 1-1-2-1; 5
2. Inoui (SUI), Marco Vögele, 2-2-1-2; 7
3. Viriella (ITA), Vittorio Moretti, 3-3-3-3; 12


Wally
1. Y3K (GER), Claus Peter Offen, (3)-2-1-3-2; 8
2. J One (GBR), Jean Charles Decaux, 1-(3)-2-2-3; 8
3. Magic Carpet 3 (GBR), Sir Lindsey Owen Jones, 2-1-(5)-1-5; 9


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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Competition Heats Up in Porto Cervo at Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Day 3

The fifth running of the Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship is one of the standout features of this year’s Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup.
Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
“There are some very successful businessmen and multiple world champion sailors racing against each other. Everyone is used to winning. It’s the pinnacle of our sport, you fight for every single inch,” Bella Mente’s Terry Hutchinson said.
Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
There is widespread belief that this is the toughest Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship to date. Today, the third day of racing, was proof that everyone is capable of winning with the two outsiders Caol Ila R and Shockwave making the most of light, unstable conditions during two windward/leeward races to each take a first and third place.
Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
Alegre leads the overall standings going into the second half of the week, ahead of Robertissima III with Ràn 5 in third.

J-Class
Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
The fleet was presented with a classic Costa Smeralda course: 31nm up through the twisting channel separating the Maddalena Archipelago from mainland Sardinia. Rainbow proved the most adept, winning the three and a half hour race and in so doing climbed above Lionheart to lead the class with two days racing left.

Wally
Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
The Wally Class took on the same course as the J-Class today. The latest interpretation of the concept, the 100-foot Wally Cento Magic Carpet 3, finished the course in just under three hours, beating last year’s overall class winner J One into second place, with International Maxi Association president Claus Peter Offen taking third in Y3K. These three lie atop the standings after four races. J One holds a one-point edge over Magic Carpet 3 and Y3K.

Supermaxis, Maxis and Dual-purpose Mini Maxis
Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
Today’s 23.5nm race proved there is plenty of competition in prospect during the final two days. The 62-foot Bronenosec took the honours today, denting the previously perfect scoreline of the 79-foot Lupa of London. Lupa still leads the class, but Bronenosec has closed the gap to three points.
Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
Tomorrow is designated a layday, an opportunity for crews to relax ahead of an intense final two days, which will be punctuated only by a select number of glamorous social occasions that add to the fame and attractiveness of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup
Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
2014 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – Provisional Results Day 3
Place, Boat Name, Boat Owner, Races- Total Points

Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship

1. Alegre  (GBR), Alegre Yachting Ltd., 1.5-1-3-4-(5); 9.5
2. Robertissima (CAY), Roberto Tomasini, 6-2-1-(5)-2; 11
3. Ràn 5 (GBR), Niklas Zennstrom 4.5-3-2-2-(7); 11.5

Mini Maxi R/C
1. Lupa Of London (GBR), Jeremy Pilkington, 1-1-2; 4
2. Bronenosec (RUS), Alpenberg S.A., 4-2-1; 7
3. Arobas (FRA), Gerard Logel, 2-4-3; 9

Maxi Racing
1. Highland Fling XI (MON), Irvine Laidlaw, 1-1-1; 3
2. Odin (CAY), Tom Siebel, 2-2-2; 6
3. Bristolian (GBR), Bristolian Marine Ltd., 4-4-3; 11

J-Class
1. Rainbow (NED), SPF JH2, 2-3-1-1; 7
2. Lionheart (GBR), Stichting Lionheart Syndicate, 4-1-2-2; 9
3. Ranger (CAY), R.S.V. Ltd., 1-2-4-3; 10

Supermaxi
1. Firefly (NED), Eric Bijlsma, 1-1-2; 4
2. Inoui (SUI), Marco Vögele, 2-2-1; 5
3. Viriella  (ITA), Vittorio Moretti, 3-3-3; 9

Wally
1. J One (GBR), Jean Charles Decaux, 1-3-2-2; 8
2. Magic Carpet 3 (GBR), Sir Lindsey Owen Jones, 2-1-5-1; 9
3. Y3K (GER), Claus Peter Offen, 3-2-1-3; 9


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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Alegre Leads Mini Maxis at 2014 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Day 2

Porto Cervo, Sardinia

The Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship fleet engaged in two eight nautical mile windward/leeward races designed to test short-course racing prowess. Strategy, tactics, timing and fitness were examined in equal measure.
Alegre Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
Sailed under a clear blue sky, crews found the tight course and shifting wind rewarded advance planning and determination, while punishing hard errors and weakness. Robertissima III proved boat of the day securing a 2,1 scoreline that moved her into second overall 4.5 points behind Alegre, which finished 1,3. Ràn 5 lies in third, a mere half-point back.
Robertissima III Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
“The racing today was highly competitive. We did very well as the conditions on the racecourse were particularly complicated, and it was very technical racing,” said Robertissima’s owner, Roberto Tomasini Grinover.
Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
Both the Wally and J-Class fleets sailed the same courses as the Mini Maxi Racers. With the wind, around 10-12 knots in the first race and 7-9 knots in the second, swinging up to 40 degrees, it was tough going in the contrasting yachts. 
Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
Y3K leapt to the top of the Wally standings posting a 2,1 score. Defending champion, Jean Charles Decaux’s J One is in second level on points. Lionheart proved the most adept of the J-Class with a bullet and a second. She is now in second overall, level on points with Ranger, and one point behind class leader Rainbow.
Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
The remaining classes undertook a scenic coastal course that saw the yachts head briefly into the Maddalena channel to round Secca dei Tre Monti, before heading south to Mortoriotto. 
Lupa of London  Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
The Mini Maxi Racer/Cruisers sailed 24.7nm, while the Supermaxis and Maxis sailed a slighter longer 28.8nm version of the course. Lupa of London strengthened her grip on the Mini Maxi Racer/Cruiser class by finishing in first. 
Firefly Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
The two Swans Brononesec and @robas are tied in second after coming in second and fourth respectively. Yesterday’s result was repeated in Supermaxi. Firefly adding a second bullet to lead from Inoui. The same was true of Maxi, where Lord Irvine Laidlaw’s Highland Fling won again.
Robertissima III Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
While the Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship fleet battle out another two windward/leewards tomorrow, the rest of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup classes will take on a coastal course.

2014 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – Provisional Results Day 2
Place, Boat Name, Boat Owner, Races- Total Points

Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship

1. Alegre (GBR), Alegre Yachting Ltd., 1.5-1-3; 5.5
2. Robertissima (CAY), Roberto Tomasini, 6-2-1; 9
3. Ran 5 (GBR), Niklas Zennstrom 4,5-3-2; 9,5

Mini Maxi R/C
1. Lupa Of London (GBR), Jeremy Pilkington, 1-1; 2
2. Bronenosec (RUS), Alpenberg S.A., 4-2-; 6
3. Arobas (FRA), Gerard Logel, 2-4; 6

Maxi Racing
1. Highland Fling XI (MON), Irvine Laidlaw, 1-1; 2
2. Odin (CAY), Tom Siebel, 2-2; 4
3. Bristolian (GBR), Bristolian Marine Ltd., 4-4; 8


J-Class
1. Rainbow (NED), SPF JH2, 2-3-1; 6
3. Lionheart (GBR), Stichting Lionheart Syndicate, 4-1-2; 7

3. Ranger (CAY), R.S.V. Ltd., 1-2-4; 7
Supermaxi

1. Firefly (NED), Eric Bijlsma, 1-1; 2
2. Inoui (SUI), Marco Vögele, 2-2; 4
3. Viriella (ITA), Vittorio Moretti, 3-3; 6



Wally
1. Y3K (GER), Claus Peter Offen, 3-2-1; 6
2. J One (GBR), Jean Charles Decaux, 1-3-2; 6
3. Magic Carpet 3 (GBR), Sir Lindsey Owen Jones, 2-1-5; 8


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Glamour First Day at Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo

The 25th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup commenced with gusto today as the 35 competing Maxi yachts completed a coastal course through Sardinia’s Maddalena archipelago.
Photo: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi
Strong winds ensured conditions were exacting for the five classes of Maxi yacht contesting the event, among them the beguiling J-Class yachts, where competition offers competitive racing and a compelling insight into sailing heritage.
Photo: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi
Owing to their sleek lines, tall masts and decks gleaming with polished winches and varnished woodwork, the five attending J-Class boats catch many admiring glances on the docks of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda.
Photo: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi
The America’s Cup boat of choice in the 1930s, victim of the steel shortage during World War 2 when a number of its kind were destroyed, has enjoyed a revival since the turn of the century. In 2000, the J-Class Association was formed encouraging the construction of replicas of the perished originals.
Lionheart Photo: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi
Lionheart, Rainbow, Ranger, Shamrock V and Velsheda are the five J-Class boats on show in Porto Cervo for the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. The former three are replicas of original designs; the latter two restorations. Graceful to watch, captivating and fun to sail, the Class is equally defined by the Corinthian spirit of its competition.
Rainbow Photo: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi
Jeroen de Vos designed the replica of the original Rainbow for Dykstra & Naval Architects. It was launched in 2012 after two years of intense work between the design studio and shipbuilders Holland Jachtbouw. The great challenge for a latter-day J-Class designer is creating a finished yacht which is aesthetically loyal to its original design, complies with class rules, includes a full, luxury interior and is capable of high performance.
Bowman on Rainbow Photo: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi
In order to compete on racecourses as demanding as those at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the contemporary take on the J-Class requires 21st century engineering musts.
Rainbow Photo: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi
“We worked with the original line span from 1934 - it's the one fixed factor in the design. The boat now has an engine and there are an extra ten centremetres of freeboard to allow for all the systems and interior, all the stuff that they didn’t have in the ‘30s. Additionally, there are powered winches, there is a little deck house, the rig is taller and there is more sail area so while it looks the same from a distance, the way the boats are sailed is completely different from the old days.” explained de Vos.
Lionheart Photo: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi
Bouwe Bekking is a professional sailor of considerable expertise, drawing on a career competing on boats as varied as Farr 40s, Volvo 70s and Supermaxis. At the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, he is a key decision maker on Lionheart, a restoration completed in 2010.
Photo: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi
“I’ve been sailing with Lionheart for about three years. All the boats are pretty similar that’s the nice thing about the J’s. Sailing them goes back to heritage of the America’s Cup, the roots of offshore racing, they are magnificent to view, great to sail,” Bekking said.
Photo: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi
The similarities in design of the J-Class yachts ensures close competition in the Class, rewarding who sails best on a given day. They are challenging boats to manoeuvre – loads are enormous, they weigh in excess of 170 tonnes, the sail area can cover up to 1,000m². The crew of 35 skilled sailors onboard need to plan and execute manoeuvres effortlessly, communicate efficiently.
Ranger Photo: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi
“Every manoeuvre has its time and point to make a decision. The tactician and the navigator know those cut off times and they have to make a decision at a certain point. We have departments onboard; the foredeck, mast, middeck and trimmers and back of the boat and a crew boss who needs to reach a couple of people. Then there are the radios, so communication is quick,” de Vos said. 
Photo: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi
“It’s practice, practice, practice, so you can get in a routine that allows the guys can do a good job. However, we approach it like sailing a Farr 40, sometimes jibing every 2-3 minutes. The pressure is on but its great fun when you can pull off manoeuvres in such short distances,” Bekking added.
Alegre Photo: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi
Velsheda is the defending J-Class champion, however today it was three-time Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup winner Ranger who claimed the first bullet. Defeating Rainbow by only five seconds on corrected time further demonstrates the close nature of the competition.
Photo: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi
The eagerly anticipated first race of the Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship was dominated by Andres Soriano’s Alegre, particularly important as today’s coastal race is doublescored. American Hap Fauth’s Bella Mente claimed second place while Niklas Zennström’s Rán 5, on its competition debut, finished in third.
Photo: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi
Elsewhere, defending champion J One won the Wally class, pursued by Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones’s Wally Cento Magic Carpet Cubed. Firefly won Supermaxi, Lord Irvine Laidlaw’s Highland Fling prevailed in Maxi Racing and Lupa of London triumphed in Mini Maxi racing/cruising.

2014 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – Provisional Results Day 1

Place, Boat Name, Boat Owner, Races- Total Points

Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship

1. Alegre (GBR), Alegre Yachting Ltd., 1.5; 1.5
2. Bella Mente (USA), John Fauth, 3; 3
3. Rán 5 (GBR), Niklas Zennström 4,5; 4,5

Mini Maxi R/C
1. Lupa Of London (GBR), Jeremy Pilkington, 1; 1
2. Arobas (FRA), Gerard Logel, 2; 2
3. Wallyno (LUX), Benoit de Froidmont, 3; 3

Maxi Racing
1. Highland Fling XI (MON), Irvine Laidlaw, 1; 1
2. Odin (CAY), Tom Siebel, 2; 2
3. Bristolian (GBR), Bristolian Marine Ltd., 4; 4


J-Class

1. Ranger (CAY), R.S.V. Ltd., 1; 1
2. Rainbow (NED), Chris Gongriep, 2; 2
3. Velsheda (GBR), Tarbat Investment Ltd, 3; 3


Supermaxi

1. Firefly (NED), Eric Bijlsma, 1; 1
2. Inoui (SUI), Marco Vögele, 2; 2
3. Viriella (ITA), Vittorio Moretti, 3; 3



Wally
1. J One (GBR), Jean Charles Decaux, 1; 1

2. Magic Carpet 3 (GBR), Sir Lindsey Owen Jones, 2; 2
3. Y3K (GER), Claus Peter Offen, 3; 3

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