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May 24, 2018

ROLEX CAPRI SAILING WEEK

Yacht Club Capri Host Prestigious Yachts At Sailing Week, North-powered Clients Lead In Four Class Divisions

Rolex Capri Sailing Week is one of the most historic sailing events in Europe. Some would say it is the most important race ever in this area of the World. This years’ edition had roughly 80 boats registered. Clients competed in the Maxi, Mylius, and ORC divisions, having outstanding results across the board. Each year the wind holds up to its promise providing beautiful racing conditions for sailors and allowing the race committee to complete their scheduled races without a hitch. Two windward-leeward races and coastal races made for much excitement as teams sailed around the Bay of Naples, keeping tacticians on their toes as the finishes were close. North-powered clients sailed to win four divisions, sweeping the podium in Maxi R and Maxi RC. In the Mylius Cup Division, clients finished 1st and 2nd, and in ORC-A clients took home the win with a first overall. The famous offshore race, Regatta dei Tre Golfi was won by Maxi 72 Caol Ila R. Congratulations to our clients for your hard work and great camaraderie this year at Sailing Week.

2018 Rolex Capri Sailing Week

Mylius Cup

1. ITA17001      Ars Una     Biscarini-Rocchi
2. ITA17230     Oscar 3      Aldo Parisotto

Maxi RC

1. ITA77773     Supernikka      Roberto LaCorte
2. FRA1895     Lorina 1895*   Jean Pierre Barjon
3. GBR60X      Spectre            Peter Dubens

Maxi R

1. ITA42200       Pepe Canonball     Dario Ferrari
2. GBR8728R    Caol Ila R                Alex Schaerer

ORC A

1. ITA29141     Freccia Rossa     Vadim Yakimenko

IRC Overall/ Regata Dei Tre Golfi

1. GBR8728R     Caol Ila R     Alex Schaerer

Alex Schaerer’s Caol Ila R at the 64th Regata dei Tre Golfi, after racing for 18 hrs, 49 min, and 24 seconds, took line honors. Caol Ila R is an English Maxi 72 who blew her competition away in 10 knots of breeze, showing true speed and perfection in crew work, finishing 2nd in the Maxi Division. © Fabio Taccola
Coming down to the final moments before the gun, with Pepe Canonball (bow #3) and Supernikka (bow #10) within one boat length of the line, ready for the gun. In the Maxi Division, Pepe Canonball excelled with flying colors, improving each day being able to steal first position in the Maxi division, giving second place finishers Caol Ila R and third place Jethou and run for their money. “Our owner wants this – ultimately the class is very strong and will come back strongly in the future, like the TP52 did,” says Vascotto, tactician for Pepe Cannonball.
Client Supernikka also had a great week, taking first overall in the Maxi RC division. Special congrats to Peter Dubens’ Spectre, taking 3rd in Maxi RC Division. “Starting is all-important and today we had a nice gap and managed that well and we were off – that created all of the opportunities up the first beat,” commented Spectre’s navigator, Wouter Verbraak. © Fabio Taccola
Roberto Lacorte, owner and helmsman of SuperNikka had a well prepared crew, taking first in Maxi RC Division. “We had strong competitors this year, like Peter Dubens Spectre, Nick Rogers calling Tactics and the Swan 601, Lorina* from France. Supernikka’s winning factor was essentially the result of sheer boat speed, our boat handling, and crew work. We had two new gennakers for this race, and we noticed immediately a huge improvement in speed and our sailing angles which was one of the main contributions to our first place finish,” commented Alessio Razeto, headsail trimmer and team manager of SuperNikka. ©Fabio Taccola