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Maxi Yacht Trophy

The Maxi Yacht Trophy opened the Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2021 on Monday, May 10.

A maximum number of 30 entries, a stunning location, and a week of racing dedicated exclusively to Maxi yachts. The isle of Capri hosted the most beautiful boats in the world, competing for the coveted Rolex Trophy from May 10 to 14.

After the prize-giving ceremony on the 14th of May, all the boats went to Naples to start the 66^ Regata dei Tre Golfi edition. The combined times between all the races decided the winner of the Rolex Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy, the highly coveted prize offered by the main sponsor Rolex.

Entries were restricted as follows:

• Maxi Yacht Trophy: yachts with LH > 18.29 m. Participants needed to be divided into classes based on the number and diversity of en­tries, for example: Mini Maxi Racer, Racer-Cruiser, Cruiser-Racer (including Mylius yachts).

Mylius Cup: yachts from the Mylius shipyard.


Maxi Yacht Trophies

Entries were allocated in two categories (Performance and Classic) with a single start and same courses. Windward-leeward races had coefficient of 1.0, coastal races of 1.25, one discard after 4 races.

  • IMA Trophy to the first maxi yacht overall
  • Trophies to the first three yachts in each category 

Rolex Capri Sailing Week Trophy 

  • ROLEX Trophy to the maxi yacht with the best combined scores between the Regata dei Tre Golfi and all the races of the Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy with no discard, considering the following coefficients:
    Regata dei Tre Golfi = 2.0
    Coastal races = 1.25
    Windward-Leeward races = 1.0
    In the event of a tie, the yacht with the best score in the Regata dei Tre Golfi would have been the winner.
  • Prizes to the second and third maxi overall.

Here all the 2021's edition winners. 


Media and documents

  • Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy 2021

    Capri is ready to welcome the Maxi yachts competing for the RCSW Trophy

    Reopening promised by Italian PM Draghi warmly welcomed.

    “The regatta will go ahead, we confirmed this in our press release in March and I can confirm it again now.” commented Roberto Mottola di Amato, President of the Circolo Remo e Vela Italia, refuting any unsubstantiated claims to the contrary circulated in recent weeks and heightened by the unfortunate postponement of racing in Portofino, with dates now overlapping with the Maxi Trophy in Capri.

    “The owners have told us that they want both to race in Capri, and to take part in our Tre Golfi regatta, and we are delighted to be able to accommodate them. Especially now that we have a clearer and more reassuring picture on the easing of restrictions in the month of May.” continued the President of the organizing yacht club.

    The schedule published in the Notice of Race on the event website six months ago remains unchanged. The website also provides full details of the anti-Covid protocol, which is constantly updated.

    Two prize giving ceremonies will take place: on Friday 14th May the winners of racing in Capri will be announced, while only on Monday 17th, at the conclusion of the Tre Golfi offshore regatta, the winner of the combined ranking will be awarded the prestigious Rolex Trophy.

    “This year the island will welcome the crews with even warmer hospitality than ever. The tone may be slightly different, aware of the beauty and charm of the island of Capri we will be reopening with great care this year, but at the same time with immense drive and energy - fuelled by the desire to overcome this challenging period with confidence and optimism.” confirmed Achille D’Avanzo, President of the Yacht Club Capri.

    Communication and safety

    To optimize communication and limit contacts between the organizers and skippers, the RCSW will be a paperless regatta. All registrations and communications will take place exclusively via the event website where participants can use a live-chat to contact the organizers. Once registration is completed, and all the required documents have been provided, each participant and staff will receive a “boarding card” essential to access the regatta village

  • Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy 2021

    First act of RCSW starts tomorrow at 11 a.m. with racing for maxi yachts in the waters of Capri

    Registrations are taking place today for the fleet of maxi yachts that will take to the water tomorrow for the first race of the Rolex Capri Sailing Week. The first warning signal will sound at 10:55 a.m. for the maxis who will do battle in two separate classes (Performance and Classic), with a joint start and the same course assigned.

    The crews will compete for four days, with the first part of the Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy concluding on Friday 14 May.

    The forecasts for the next few days indicate light winds from the south for tomorrow before a front moves in between Wednesday and Thursday, bringing waves of 3 metres and southerly winds of 20 to 25 knots.

    At the end of the first series of races in Capri, the boats will move to Naples for the start of the Regata dei Tre Golfi, after which the combined ranking of all the races held will decree the winner of the Rolex Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy, the coveted prize offered by main sponsor Rolex.

    Among those sighted on the docks and training on the water were the impressive Adriatic-based crew of Anywave, the Frers 63 captained by Alberto Leghissa (4 world titles, 3 European titles, 4 Italian titles, 1 Mediterranean title), who is joined by veteran Mauro Pelaschier in the role of tactician and co-skipper.

    Roberto Ferrarese will be calling tactics aboard the 60-foot Blue Oyster, Andrea Fornaro aboard Vincenzo Adessi's Mylius 60 Fra' Diavolo, and Gabriele Bruni on the Swan 65 Shirlaf, owned by Giuseppe Puttini. "It is a pleasure to be back sailing in Capri" commented Bruni on his return from training today, "I consider this to be one of the best regatta courses in the world, always very technical, breezy and spectacular. We're sailing on a 'grand old dame of the sea' and Wednesday will be an interesting day, where our pretty considerable displacement could make a difference.”

    Many will also be looking with interest to the performance of the Mylius 60 CK Cippa Lippa X, owned by Guido Paolo Gamucci, making her racing debut in the waters of Capri.

    Prizes for the Capri regattas:

    IMA Trophy - International Maxi Association Trophy for the top Maxi yacht overall;

    Prizes for the top three finishers in each category.

    Rolex Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy

    The Rolex Prize is awarded to the top Maxi yacht in the combined rankings of the Regata dei Tre Golfi and all the races in Capri, with no discard available.

    Today at 6 p.m. the skippers' briefing and official inauguration of the RCSW will take place on a Covid-free island where the population is now fully vaccinated.

    Live racing and playback can be followed online through the TracTrac tracking system.

    All information on the race, official announcements, and results are available on the official website

  • First day of racing for the Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy

    First day of racing for the Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy

    The first day of racing in the Rolex Capri Sailing Week saw the Race Committee wait for the breeze to stabilise before starting the first race of the event. At 2 p.m. a decisive south-southwesterly blowing at around 10-12 knots allowed one race to be held on the regatta course positioned just off the Bocche di Capri. At 2.30 p.m. the first windward-leeward race got underway on a course of around 8 miles, which the maxi yachts completed in just over an hour to see the fleet’s early leaders emerge. After calculating compensated time, the top yachts from race one were the 60-foot Blue Oyster, followed by Shirlaf, owned by Giuseppe Puttini, and Lorina 1895, owned by Jean-Pierre Barjon.

    At 4:10 p.m. a second start was sounded on the same course, with the breeze now stable at 12-14 knots, and fixed at 245°. At the end of the first windward leg, the breeze shifted significantly to 270°, just as the weather models had predicted, forcing the committee to reposition the marks accordingly. This operation was carried out rapidly, thanks to the use of the new MarkSetBot robotic buoys, but the prompt course adjustment served for little in the end, as the breeze proceeded to die out just before the finish line, forcing the committee to cancel the second race of the day.

    Worsening weather conditions are expected for tomorrow, due to a low-pressure area set to bring rough seas and strong gusts to the waters off Capri.

    Among the new initiatives for this edition of the RCSW is remote management of the racecourse thanks to the use of MarkSetBot robotic race marks. These buoys use self-propelling GPS technology to position themselves in a specific location and hold that position, with no anchor, until instructed to move. With a user-friendly mobile interface, the repositioning options make course laying simple and precise in all conditions and, above all, without the need to have mark boats and personnel at sea.

    Online tracking here TracTrac

    Here the complete results

    Here the daily photos

  • Frà Diavolo takes the lead on day two

    Magnificent weather conditions graced the waters of Capri for the second day of racing in the Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy. At 11 a.m. the Race Committee sounded the starting signal for a race of approximately 30 miles on a route that took the fleet from Capri to a mark off Sorrento and past Punta Campanella, before rounding the island counterclockwise. A breeze of 14 to 16 knots from the west accompanied the fleet on a fairly choppy sea.

    Immediately after the start, Cippa Lippa X and Anywave took the lead for a match race that would last right to the finish line - which the two crossed just seconds apart. It was Cippa Lippa X, Guido Paolo Gamucci's Mylius 60 CK, that clinched line honours, but had to wait for the calculation of the results in compensated time to confirm their place in the rankings. The corrected time results, in fact, awarded victory to Frà Diavolo, the Mylius 60 owned by Vincenzo Adessi, who also moves to the top of the overall leaderboard after two races. In second place today and second position overall is the Swan 601 Lorina 1895, owned by Jean-Pierre Barjon, while in third on both counts is the Swan 65 Shirlaf, owned by Giuseppe Puttini and expertly guided by tactician Gabriele “Ganga” Bruni. The classification is also beginning to take shape in the separate Performance and Classic classes: the first led by a trio composed of Frà Diavolo, Lorina 1895 and Cippa Lippa X, and the second headed by Shirlaf, Blue Oyster and Stella Maris.

    Racing continues tomorrow with the start of the third race scheduled for 11 a.m. and the weather forecast confirming more of the same ideal conditions, with westerly winds of 15 to 20 knots.

    Meanwhile in Naples, a large fleet has begun to arrive for the ORC European Championship. The coming days will be dedicated to registrations and measurement checks ahead of Saturday, when the Regata dei Tre Golfi, also valid this year as the offshore race for the ORC Europeans, will set off at 7 p.m.

    Live racing and playback can be followed online thanks to the  TracTrac

    Qui le classifiche complete

     Full classification

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  • Race day three: Frà Diavolo maintains top spot

    Another coastal race of approximately 30 miles was set for the third race of the Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy, on a regatta course once again blessed with ideal sailing conditions. The westerly breeze blowing at 14 to 16 knots on the starting line allowed the fastest boat to complete the course in just over 2 hours and 30 minutes.

    After today’s start off Capri, the maxi yachts rounded an offset mark before turning for the second mark off Punta Campanella, on the mainland, and proceeding to round the island clockwise before passing Punta Campanella for a second time and heading for the finish line off Capri's Marina Grande. The racers were particularly appreciative of the excellent course management under the watchful eye of the President of the Race Committee, Alfredo Ricci.

    The star of the day was once again the Mylius 18E35 Frà Diavolo, owned by Vincenzo Adessi, who add precious points to their lead in the general classification with today's victory. Second place went to Luca Scoppa's Blue Oyster, under the guidance of tactician Roberto Ferrarese, while the French Swan 601, Lorina 1895, claimed third place.

    After three days of racing, and with the first act of the Rolex Capri Sailing Week drawing to its conclusion tomorrow, the provisional overall classification in the two classes is as follows:


    Frà Diavolo – Vincenzo Adessi – Yacht Club Gaeta

    Lorina 1895 – Jean Pierre Barjon – Yacht Club de France

    Cippa Lippa X – Guido Paolo Gamucci – Yacht Club Punta Ala


    Blue Oyster – Luca Scoppa – Reale Yacht Club Canottieri Savoia

    Shirlaf – Giuseppe Puttini – C.N. Marina di Alimuri

    Stella Maris – Matteo Fossati – Viverelavela

    A lighter breeze is forecast for tomorrow, and in all probability the maxis will compete on a windward-leeward course for the final day of racing in the Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy. Tomorrow afternoon the prize-giving ceremony for this first act dedicated to the maxi yachts will take place in Capri. Meanwhile in Naples, on the docks of the Circolo del Remo e della Vela Italia, registrations and measurements are continuing for the ORC European Championship fleet.

  • Race day four: Fra' Diavolo wins the first act of the Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy

    The maxi yachts completed a windward-leeward course today with 2 upwind and 2 downwind legs, for a total of 8 miles, accompanied by a breeze of 6 to 7 knots from the south and flat seas. Thanks to the patience and perseverance of the Race Committee - led by Alfredo Ricci - who managed to get a race in today despite the wind shifts, the full schedule of races for the Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy was completed.

    This final competition concluded the first act of the MYCT and was rounded off with the prize-giving ceremony for the Capri races. The overall winner after the four races held was the Mylius 18E35 Fra' Diavolo, steered to victory by Vincenzo Addessi and his hard working crew. Awards went to the winners in the Performance and Classic classes, and the International Maxi Association trophy for the top-placed IMA member went to Lorina 1895, owned by Jean Pierre Barjon as did an award for the best-placed maxi yacht in the two classes. The winner of the Rolex Trophy, however, will be revealed only when the results of the week's races are combined with those of this weekend’s Regata dei Tre Golfi, with the prize awarded during Monday's ceremony.

    “It is so rewarding to have managed to organise these races in Capri", commented the President of the Yacht Club Capri Achille D’Avanzo, "the weather helped us out on the water, but back onshore the great accomplishment was achieving the status of a Covid-free island for Capri, thanks to the health protocol implemented by the highly experienced consultant Ciro Cannelonga, which enabled us to run the entire event safely.”

    After four days of racing, at the conclusion of the first act of the Rolex Capri Sailing Week, the final ranking in the two classes is as follows:


    Frà Diavolo – Vincenzo Addessi – Yacht Club Gaeta

    Lorina 1895 – Jean Pierre Barjon – Yacht Club de France

    Cippa Lippa X – Guido Paolo Gamucci – Yacht Club Punta Ala


    Shirlaf – Giuseppe Puttini – C.N. Marina di Alimuri

    Blue Oyster – Luca Scoppa – Reale Yacht Club Canottieri Savoia

    Stella Maris – Matteo Fossati – Yacht Club Parma

    From tomorrow the Rolex Capri Sailing Week shifts its focus to Naples and the Circolo del Remo e della Vela Italia, where, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, 15 May, (7 p.m. start for the fleet competing in the ORC European Championship) the Regata dei Tre Golfi will get underway. The celebrated and captivating offshore race will set off, for the first time in its long history, as dusk falls.

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