Penultimate Day at Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup:
Porto Cervo, Italy (September 9, 2016) – Going into the final day of competition at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the winners are firming up in some classes, but remain wide open in others.
Today racing kicked off in a welcome 15 knot northerly, which subsequently dropped and became shifty. While the Wallys and Maxi 72s, the latter sailing their Rolex World Championship, completed two shorter coastal races off Porto Cervo, the remaining classes were sent off north around La Maddalena before heading south down ‘Bomb Alley’. Here, with the wind dying, their courses were shortened for a second day running.
In the Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship, there was a new winner …
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Beach Day at America’s Cup World Series:
Toulon, France (September 9, 2016) – After strong winds yesterday created spectacular foiling conditions for the America’s Cup teams, today at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series saw the Mediterranean seas around the event venue becalmed. The schedule which included practice races, and a potential keeper race, was cancelled. The series begins in earnest tomorrow and Sunday with three races planned each day. Racing begins both days at 14:30.
Selected America’s Cup Team quotes:
Franck Cammas, Skipper, Groupama Team France: “After good wind yesterday we’re a bit frustrated for us and for the public, but we haven’t completely wasted our…
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