Thursday, June 14, 2007

New Transatlantic Race

Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup
Tenerife, Canary Islands - St.Maarten, Caribbean
November 26 - December 15, 2007

Porto Cervo, Italy. 14 June 2007. Rolex SA and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) are to strengthen their quarter-century collaboration with the development of a new ocean race - the Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Although the inaugural race is set to take place in late November, many Maxi yacht owners have already expressed their interest. Promoted by the International Maxi Association (IMA), the regatta is organized by YCCS in collaboration with the Real Club Nautico de Tenerife for the start and the Sint Maarten Yacht Club for the finish. It is open to monohull Maxi yachts with a minimum overall length of 18 metres (59 feet) that are in compliance with the IMA's five division regulations (Racing, Cruising, Wally, Spirit of Tradition, Mini Maxi).