The Rolex IMS Offshore World Championship began on Monday and is taking place this week in the beautiful waters off Capri, Italy yesterday.
Monday, the first racing day, saw Pasquale Landolfi's "Brava Q8" winning "A" division - with Yacht Club Costa Smeralda burgee - and the greek yacht "Okyalos" winning in the "B" division.
The starting line yesterday was placed just outside Capri's harbour. Yachts were divided into two divisions again "A" and "B" with three different starts. After the first mark, they all pointed to Neaples' Molosiglio, so that the spectators could admire these beautiful yachts.
After Neaples' mark, the yachts headed towards Salerno's Gulf; then, they rounded the mark at San Marco di Castellabate. At that point, "Sotto Voce" was in front of "Alexia", "Brava Q8", "Fram XV", Vincenzo Onorato's "Breeze" and "Giacomelli Sport".
The sailors are expected to arrive back to Capri's Marina Grande, with the current weather conditions, this morning.