Video and picture gallery from the 26th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. All images ©Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi.

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Take a look at these superb pictures from Carlo Borlenghi, taken at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Sardinia last week.

The Costa Smeralda provides a stunning setting and a variety of great, challenging conditions for the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, one of the highlights of the Mediterranean yachting season.

The first ever Maxi World Championship held in Sardinia in 1980 was the brainchild of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and it’s president, the Aga Khan. The regatta is now an eagerly anticipated annual event and attracts a sizeable fleet of Maxi yachts- from mini maxis to supermaxis- to Porto Cervo each September.

2015 marks the 26th edition of the competition which comprises the sixth running of the much-vaunted Maxi 72 Rolex World Championship.

For more information on this year’s regatta and the full list of results, visit the International Maxi Association website.

Winners by class:

Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship: Bella Mente

Supermaxi class: Inouï

Maxi RC class: Windfall

Maxi R class: Comanche

Mini Maxi RC and Mini Maxi SOT class: H20

Mini Maxi R class: Supernikka

Wally class: Open Season

Line honours: Comanche

Yacht Club Costa Smeralda marina in Porto Cervo

Yacht Club Costa Smeralda marina in Porto Cervo

MOMO. ©Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi

MOMO. ©Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi

Windfall

Windfall

Inoui

Inoui

INOUI

Inoui

GRANDE ORAZIO

Grande Orazio

Video highlights from the 2015 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

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