Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship Results

The Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship that was held off Porto Cervo was claimed by the Crew of Momo and Germany’s Dieter schon. The competition was run in partnership with MaxiYacht Rolex Cup. Approaching the final day, Momo had 2.75 points in advantage over Ferrari’s cannonball. Eventually, after conquering two windward-leeward races, it became clear she was ahead at one point winning the race while the top 4 Maxi 72s completed the race with two points each.
According to Schon, they felt good and happy since they had made this far. Compared to last season, they had improved several details in their boat, and the overall teams as small issues always make competitors to become quicker.
Vice President of Hap Fauth and Bella Mente of International Maxi Association, the current Defending champion, won the day’s first race despite the race being halted temporarily because the wind speed coming from the southeast was unsafe at 180. On the other hand, George Sakellaris’ Proteus won the second race with winds gusting to 17 knots. Sakellaris said that they sail well in strong winds as other boats do.
The other racer class to sail in windward-leewards was Mini Maxi Racer. Sir Peter Ogden was able to complete the race with his Vrolijk 72 Jethou boat intact. He said that the second race was very cracky because they had fantastic surfing and good breeze at 17-18 knots. He congratulated the race officer as he worked hard in the timeline of one minute to get them off before time elapsed.
All the other categories sailed on an anticlockwise segment off Maddalena archipelago that was shortened at shift crept north with 180 degrees. During the race, some classes are lucky to get away safe while others do not.
International Maxi Association President and Thomas Bscher won in the Wally class. Galateia of David M. Leuschen claimed the victory in the Runaway Wally class. Super Maxis won the 33m Win Win after beating Filip Balcaen’s Baltic 112, Nilaya. Salvatore Super Maxi victory helped them to secure the newly introduced 32.6m long Malcolm McKeon race.Carlo Puri Negri won the Mini Maxi Racer Cruiser 1 race. Mini Maxi Racer Cruiser 2 was claimed by Vallicelli 80 H2O of Riccardo De Michele.
Awards were presented to winners by President of Rolex Italy Gian Riccardo Marini, YCCS Commodore Riccardo Bonadeo, and His Highness the Aga Khan, IMA President Thomas Bscher, and Princess Zahra Aga Khan.