The eagerly anticipated Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup will return to the sun-lapped shores of Sardinia this September in celebration of its 32nd edition.
Taking place on the azure-blue waters of the Mediterranean, Costa Smeralda provides an idyllic setting and a variety of challenging conditions for the large fleets of superb Maxi yachts, promising to be one of the most iconic sailing regattas in the international yachting calendar.
Discover more about this world-class sailing regatta in 2022 and what you can expect to see this summer with Yachting Partner International’s expert guide.
The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2022
Founded in 1980, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is one of the Mediterranean yachting season's most exclusive highlights, organised with the support of longstanding partner Rolex and in collaboration with the International Maxi Association. Encompassing unparalleled glamour and dramatic sailing, it is a truly spectacular event.
The beautiful Maxi yachts will gather on the water from the 5th to the 10th of September, in a dramatic race across the coastal courses around the islands of the La Maddalena archipelago and along the infamous "Bomb Alley" strait between the islands and Sardinia.
Over the thirty years of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the average size of the competing sailing yachts has increased considerably, thanks to great strides in material, science, and technology developments.
This year's sailing regatta in 2022 reaches its 32nd edition. As promised, the world's largest, most elegant and powerful fleet of boats, exemplifying cutting-edge technology and design, is set to hit the enchanting waters of the Costa Smeralda, with internationally accomplished sailors at the helm.
As the pioneer in sailing for almost 60 years, Rolex has forged strong relationships with the yachting industry by supporting the most influential yacht clubs, sailors, and regattas. Rolex is exceptionally proud of its association with the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and this flagship sailing regatta in 2022. This longstanding partnership is founded on the shared standards of excellence and passion for premium performance.
Yacht Club Costa Smeralda
The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, located in the seaside village of Porto Cervo, is home to one of the finest marinas in the Mediterranean and a superb location to participate in the yearly regattas. This exclusive Italian marina offers 16 berths for yachts of 20 metres, as well as unparalleled nautical experiences, including fine restaurants, designer boutiques and relaxation facilities.
Alternatively, Porto Cervo Marina is one of the best equipped and luxurious docks in the Mediterranean, set in a bay perfectly sheltered from all weather fronts. Porto Cervo Marina offers 700 berths, with 100 slips reserved for superyachts.
Entries for the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2022 will be open until 30 July.
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