Approximately 5 knots of wind greeted the Cup's four divisions in Sardinia yesterday
The overall leaders after two days racing in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup are Ernesto Bertarelli’s Numbers (USA) for the Mini Maxi Division, George David’s Rambler (USA) in the Racing division, Magic Carpet 2 (GBR) in the Wally division and Ranger (USA) among the maxis of the Cruising division.
The YCCS Race Committee waited 2 hours for a thermal breeze to fill in to approximately 5 knots from the east before giving the first starting signal just before 1330. A 25-mile course was set for the Racing and Wally divisions which took them west to the Secca Tre Monti before turning north and then heading back past Porto Cervo to round the tiny island of Mortoriotto and finishing off Porto Cervo. The Cruising and Mini Maxi divisions were set a 17-mile course which took them on the same route but finished off Porto Cervo without heading south.
In the racing division Alfa Romeo took line honours once again but fell behind Rambler on corrected time by just 18 seconds. Both now sit on three points overall with Rambler in first place thanks to today’s victory.
The newly launched Alfa Romeo 3 took line honours in the highly competitive Mini Maxi Division but fell back to fourth on handicap. Despite having to repair minor damage incurred during yesterday’s race, Ernesto Bertarelli’s Numbers (USA) took first place on corrected time followed by Andy Soriano’s Alegre (GBR) and Roger Sturgeon’s Rosebud/Team DYT (USA). All three hold the same positions in the overall classification.
Tomorrow’s forecast predicts slightly stronger winds of between 12 and 15 knots from the south east in the afternoon. Racing is scheduled to start at 1130.
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