Porto Cervo, September 14, 2017. An amazing show took place in Porto Cervo for the 28 Edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. The regatta is organized by the Costa Smeralda Yacht Club, which celebrates its 50th anniversary, with the Title sponsor Rolex and the International Maxi Association.
The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup took place from September 4 to 9 but we had to wait a few days until the publication of the overall results of the Mini Maxi RC category. Two are the yachts with Millenium sails on the podium: Shrilaf, Swan 65 owned by Giuseppe Puttini, which ranked 2nd in the overall MMRC category, and Lunz Am Meer, Swan 651 owned by Marietta Gräfin Strasoldo which ranked 3rd.
During the race, the 15 yachts of the MMRC category started together and sailed on the same race course (five coastal trials). However, the general results were not published, despite the indications of the notice of race. Moreover, these results were not taken into consideration during the award ceremony. The first three boat in the overall results correspond with the boats of the Mini Maxi RC2 category, which is the category of Shirlaf and Lunz Am Meer.
Giuseppe Puttini and the Red Devil Sailing Team on board of Shirlaf were pleased with the result, as a Swan 65 of the 1976 defeated more modern and technological yachts like Supernikka, Vismara 62 Mills (4th in MMRC) and Wallyno, Wally 80 (5th in MMRC), that ranked respectively 1st and 2nd in MMRC1 category.
Shirlaf also won the Swan Maxi Cup, reassigned after the publication of the general results. Giuseppe Puttini exhorted the organization to modify the categories in light of the next editions, to make them more homogeneous.
“A category for “classic” boats would be the right solution and it would make regattas more spectacular”
Shirlaf is fully powered by Millenium® Archè Carbon technology.
“We have worked together with Millenium for 6 years and the results were always excellent. After 2-3 inventories realized with Millenium, I can say that the technology together with the perfect customer support and the great team contributed to the success of this yacht”
Congratulations also to the owners and the crews of other yachts with Millenium sails: the Prototype Adelasia di Torres owned by Renato Azara, the Farr 70 Atalanta II owned by Carlo Alessandro Puri Negri, the Vallicelli 80 Wizard owned by Sevi Fruscella and the Vismara 62 Mills Yoru owned by Luigi Sala.
Marco Holm, Davide Innocenti and Matteo Holm of the Millenium Technology Center participated in the regattas respectively on board of Lunz Am Meer, Shirlaf e Yoru.
Ph. Max Ranchi & Studio Borlenghi