Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Rolex Capri Sailing Week

Photo by: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi
[Regatta News] 2008 marks the fourth edition of Rolex Capri Sailing Week and thirty-nine yachts have gathered in the Marina Grande for this year's competition. Racing is spread over four days and will comprise a mixture of windward/leeward and coastal courses. The fleet represented is drawn from eleven nations and is divided into three main classes: Swan 45s (19 entries), Maxis (including the Swan Maxi Class) (8 entries) and the Comets (12 entries).

The Swan 45 is one of the strongest owner driver classes in yacht racing today and racing should be tight. Defending champion from the 2007 Rolex Capri Sailing Week, Carlo Perrone and Atlantica Racing is under no illusions, “we are happy to be defending our title here in Capri. Last year the competition level was very high and this year it is even higher. The boats are more competitive, all the crew are more professional, so the level is very, very high. It's going to be difficult for us to do as well as last year but we will try our best.” -