An international fleet of 35 Maxi yachts have arrived in Porto Cervo, Sardinia for one of the sailing calendar's great annual occasions. 2014 marks the 25th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, a competition sponsored by Rolex since 1985 and organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and the International Maxi Association (IMA). It's a meeting of elegance, power and speed. Weeklong racing starts on, Monday 1 September.
There was all to play for on the final day of the 2014 Pegasus Airlines Alacati PWA World Cup as Julien Quentel (RRD / NeilPryde) looked to defend his overnight lead against good friend Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde), who was hoping to rain on his parade. However
Alacati produced a fifth consecutive brilliant day of racing as winds of 10-22 knots arrived by just before 13:00, allowing a further two winners' finals to be completed in both the men's and women's divisions.
The World Sailing Speed Record Council has announced the ratification of a new world record for Charlotte Consorti (FRA), a new outright world record for Sebastian Cattalan (FRA) and a new Performance Certificate for a benchmark time from Bermuda to Newport.
Blanca Manchón (ESP) and Tom Slingsby (AUS) joined the sailing world's list of highest achievers last night, as they were respectively named female and male recipients of the 2010 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards.
The World Sailing Speed Record Council has ratified two Around Britain and Ireland. Monohull Records. The first set by ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award nominee Franck Cammas and his Groupama70, Volvo Open 70.
ISAF and Rolex are proud to announce the Nominees for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2010. ISAF received nominations for the 2010 Awards from across the world for sailors representing all aspects of the sport.